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01 Jul 2012 - 16:0887005
Making Buttons & Fastenings More Secure

I am currently working on a school jacket at the moment that needs to be buttoned closed. I have attached the buttons and made the holes and all looks good. But I always fear that the buttons are going to fall off because I have only hand sewn them onto the jacket. Is there a way I can make them more secure? Thanks


01 Jul 2012 - 21:2287015
Try sowing (sp?) them more than once, that'll give you that extra bit of hold.

Or if theres space you could put a hidden button on the inside!

02 Jul 2012 - 09:3387027
Use good quality thread (Gutterman is usually the best) and sew them over several times, you should have nothing to worry about then!

07 Jul 2012 - 14:5387234
When sewing on fastenings use good quality thread, a tip they use in theatre is they quadruple the thread up and run it through beeswax to create a extra strong thread and make it quicker sewing them on since you would only need to sew through the gaps 3-4 times.

07 Jul 2012 - 15:3887240
With some buttons, you can use a machine to sew them on which gives it a really good hold.

HOWEVER, be very careful if you try it as it can break the button and the machine if it goes wrong.

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07 Jul 2012 - 17:5887246
Thank you to everyone who responded, I will use these techniques and see if they hold ^_^


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