As a child I was given a needle, some thread, and scrap fabric from my grandmother’s quilt project to pass the time. Twenty years later I am still fascinated with textiles and I’ve made fashion my career. But what if you have never sewn a single stitch, let alone mended a garment, and your favorite shirt is missing a button? No problem! In this post we’ll be showing you just how easy it can be to make small repairs at home to your most beloved garments. Grab a few supplies and follow these quick steps for your shirt to be as good as new.
- Thread - at least 24 inches of thread in your preferred color
- Cutting tool - sharp knife or scissors
- Button - the original if possible or a look-a-like button
- Needle - thin hand sewing needle
A missing button is no longer a reason for your garments to sit in the closet. Now celebrate your new skill and a job well done with some new khakis to match your most loved shirt – you have earned it!