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I managed to lose a button when carrying a crate full of tools. I raided my partner's impressive stash of buttons, found a close match and sewed it on. The thread, which is linen, is far from a good match but it was the thickest, strongest thread I could find!
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Missing button on my jacket
Missing button on my jacket
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From the front
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From the back
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Bought this viscose top at the fleamarket and it did not survive the first wash... used 100% cotton thread.
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Back side of button
Back side of button
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Replaced a lost button on this handmedown baby shirt. The thread is cotton and the new button is shell from my stash. It’s not an exact match for the other buttons, but it’s the perfect size. And I say it’s close enough that no one would notice unless I point it out.
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Before
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In progress
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After: front
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After: back
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Sewing a button on some cargo shorts. I've done this before, but after watching the videos I realized I never did it right and it is actually so easy!
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Found an extra button on the inside of the shorts. Yay!
Found an extra button on the inside of the shorts. Yay!
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threading it through
threading it through
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back of finished product
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front of finished product
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Button tore off my wedding dress so I reinforced the area where it was with a patch and then sewed the button back on! :)
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Cloth, needle and cotton thread
Cloth, needle and cotton thread
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Action shot
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Button sewn front
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A long needed fix. My daughter coached me thru this since it had been a few years from my last fix.
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Thread, button, and shirt.
Thread, button, and shirt.
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Started process.
Started process.
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Middle button is the fixed one.
Middle button is the fixed one.
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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
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 -  your button sewn on, both from the front and the back

A small button is being sewn back on a sleeve.  

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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



My other half arrived home cussing about stupid modern buttons that have holes so close together that the plastic between them breaks so that they fall of your trousers. So I gleefully declared that there's a badge for that and rummaged around for a spare to sew on.

Here's the offending button that triggered the cussing session.



Thread, replacement button, and trousers in need of the old button thread cleaning off and a replacement button fitting.



Action shot!  With laptop open to check the photo requirements...



View from the front.



And a slightly out of focus one from the back. Only he's run off with them now so it will have to do...







 
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