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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in textiles.

For this Badge Bit, you will sew on a button! Preferably, you'll be mending an article of clothing, but that's not essential.

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  -  your button, thread, and the cloth you will sew the button onto
  -  the process of sewing on the button
  -  your button sewn on, both from the front and the back


When sewing on a button, tieing a few knots during the process keeps your button on your garment. If a thread breaks, the button doesn't fall off. Going through the button more times than is shown in these videos is also recommended.




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Maybe not the right place for this.

Sew A Button

Included is a video of my sewing machine using the  buttonhole feature to sew the button. I set it to the end of the buttonhol stitch, which makes the needle go back and forth without moving the feed dogs to advance the fabric. I hand turn the machine to slowly line up the button with the needle's movement. Not every button works with this method but it did in this case.

After I cut the strings from the machine, I just tie a few knots before cutting them off.

https://youtu.be/e1gNBs82U4s

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There is no button!
There is no button!
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reinforcing the button area
reinforcing the button area
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ironing the interface
ironing the interface
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Also used a small piece of fabric to reinforce the cloth.
Also used a small piece of fabric to reinforce the cloth.
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Sewing on the fabric and interfacing
Sewing on the fabric and interfacing
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The buttonhole making feature on my machine
The buttonhole making feature on my machine
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button sewed on
button sewed on
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The back
The back
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It works!
It works!
Staff note (Nicole Alderman) :

I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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Hi Nicole. Thank you for this opportunity to do yet another BB in Textiles! I'll go looking for something that needs a button ...
 
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Yeah! Sewed on some buttons!


Searching for the right buttons for this blouse


Sewing on button


Button sewn on


Back side of where the button is sewn on (needle shows the spot)


The blouse with all new buttons. And there's more I did, but that you can find in a different thread.
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I hereby certify this badge bit complete

 
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Thank you Jordan
 
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Sew a Button  :)
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 a dress shirt needing a button
a dress shirt needing a button
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the back side of the new button
the back side of the new button
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new button sewn on
new button sewn on
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I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete, and you now have your Textile Air badge!

 
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I've added to the requirements that it has to show the process as well as the before and after picture.

Anything submitted prior to this post is grandfathered in on the old requirements.  
 
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I'm finally getting around to fixing this shirt.
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Missing button
Missing button
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Progress
Progress
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Back
Back
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Finished
Finished
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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