Button-sewing isn't at the top of most people's lists of sewing tasks they enjoy.
So take the time to make sure those little beasts stay put when they are attached the first time.
A dot of Fray Check on the threads will keep that
button from popping off prematurely. People used
to use clear nail polish, but this stuff is invisible
It's also a good idea to use it on the buttons of store-bought clothes. Those buttons are sometimes not sewn on very securely, but a dot of Fray Check on each one will make them stay attached a lot longer!
Another button hint? When you buy buttons for a garment,
buy an extra one and sew it to the inside seam allowance of
one side seam. If you ever lose a button, you won't have to go
searching through your button stash for a replacement or,
worse yet, have to replace all the buttons because you don't
have one that matches.
~ Ragtime Staff
Our Ragtime Staff