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Fixed new buttons for a coat!
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One of the buttons, the thread, and the cloth ?
One of the buttons, the thread, and the cloth (coat)
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Sewing on the button - process picture
Sewing on the button - process picture
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Button sewn on, front view
Button sewn on, front view
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Button sewn on, back view (fabric is double, with stitches on the inside, so the stitches are not visible on the backside)
Button sewn on, back view (fabric is double, with stitches on the inside, so the stitches are not visible on the backside)
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All buttons on!
All buttons on!
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Helping my co-steader fix her shorts.
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Short a button
Short a button
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A crafter is not stronger than hir tools
A crafter is not stronger than hir tools
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I am doing it!
I am doing it!
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Finished button front
Finished button front
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Finished button back. It is an unholy mess, but this isn`t going anywhere.
Finished button back. It is an unholy mess, but this isn`t going anywhere.
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Got me a second hand cotton shirt that started losing its buttons one by one.
So I did not just sew one button yesterday. This shirt was in need of a complete re-buttoning operation :-)

Thanks for the tip for making those extra knots!
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While doing another BB to patch an elbow tear in this shirt I noticed the cuff button was broken.  Seems like a good opportunity to do this BB!  I've designated one poor, worn, torn, and tired shirt of mine as "salvage" to be used for patch fabric and now it seems buttons.

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The broken button to be cut off and replaced.
The broken button to be cut off and replaced.
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The new button, needle, thread, and cuff it's going to get sewn on.
The new button, needle, thread, and cuff it's going to get sewn on.
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Shot showing me partway through the process.
Shot showing me partway through the process.
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New button sewn on as seen from the front.
New button sewn on as seen from the front.
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New button sewn on as seen from the back.
New button sewn on as seen from the back.
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I put on a button today!  The only non-polyester thread we had was purple :)
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Needle, thread and frabic
Needle, thread and frabic
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Underway
Underway
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Pretty on the front
Pretty on the front
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Gorgeous on the back
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My uncle had some pants that broke buttons.
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Buttonless
Buttonless
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Middle of sewing
Middle of sewing
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Front finshed
Front finshed
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Back finnished
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My son lost a button on his shorts. Good thing I can sew! I have a two-hole button to replace it. It's not fancy sewing.
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I need a new button, from my button jar, scissors, black thread, and a needle
I need a new button, from my button jar, scissors, black thread, and a needle
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pants, missing a button
pants, missing a button
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sewing on the button
sewing on the button
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new button front
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new button back
new button back
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Didn't need button replacement, but it was not a requirement, so i choosed a beautiful wooden one for decoration on my prefered hoodie.

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I have a shirt that I want to wear as it's getting warmer. However, it was a bit lowcut for me so I decided to sew an extra button and buttonhole.

I don't know if this is just a UK thing, but clothes come with a spare button on the label which is really useful if you lose one. I used 100% cotton to sew it on.
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Button on the shirt label
Button on the shirt label
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100% cotton thread
100% cotton thread
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Sewing on the button
Sewing on the button
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Finished button
Finished button
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Button in the hand sewed buttonhole
Button in the hand sewed buttonhole
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I forgot to include the back of the button in my previous submission. I've included everything again in this submission.

I used 100% cotton thread to sew on a button.
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100% cotton thread
100% cotton thread
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The button attached to the shirt's label
The button attached to the shirt's label
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Sewing on the button
Sewing on the button
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The back of the button
The back of the button
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The front of the finished button
The front of the finished button
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