The Slip Stitch is one that I’ve used frequently in the costume shops I’ve worked for. It is similar to the blind stitch, yet not even specks of the stitches are visible on the inside for this one. We use it most often for attaching lining to the edges of corsets and bodices of different styles. The steps to it are rather simple.
The four hole button has many ways it can be sewn. This is the one that designers get the most creative with. They sometimes sew zig zags, box shapes or even overlap the button with stitches from the outside.
Continued from How To Hand Sew a Button Part 1
The most popular buttons you find for clothing are either the 4 hole or 2 hole buttons. There are various designs that fashion designers use to stitch them with the threads going over the edges, in funky zig zag designs, or even boxes.
Buttons are great to use as closures, or even for decoration sometimes. Although it is always a pain when one falls off and you have to sew it back on-or worse, find a completely new one that matches. Finding a new one that matches sometimes is rather tough, especially if the buttons are unique or fancy. Sometimes button down shirts come with an extra button sewn on the inside to spare you that trouble. Yet if you are creating your own creation with buttons, just be sure that you secure it well! So, the first step to sew a button on a pair of pants or shirt (or something else)… Continue reading “How to Hand Sew a Button Part 1”