Recently I realized there are some basic sewing techniques that are unknown to some. It dawned on me when a sewing friend mentioned that she did not really know how to sew in a zipper and she is an advanced seamstress/quilter and has been for many years. It seems there is always something new to learn even when you are very familiar with a subject.
So I was inspired to put together an ongoing series of basic sewing hints, tips, information, and easy sewing projects. Like my friend, I don’t know everything but am happy to share what I do know.
For starters, I am going to show you how to sew on a button. This is a task that everyone needs to know how to do – yes, everyone – even the guys. Today I will be working on reattaching a button to the waistband of my husband’s pants.
Here are the necessary supplies. You will need scissors, a needle, and thread.