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How to sew on a flat button (3)

How to Sew on A Flat Button

Buttons form half of a two-part closure consisting of a button and buttonhole or button and button loop. The button slips through the buttonhole or loop, and since the button has to be turned to get through the buttonhole, the closure keeps the garment closed. Buttons have two or four holes in the middle for sewing the button to the garment. Buttons may have a shank, a small loop underneath the button, for sewing it to the garment. This raises the button, making it a good choice for buttoning t...

Button overlap (2)

How to Calculate A Button Overlap

What if you want to add a button closure to a pattern that doesn’t call for buttons? It’s easy to modify zip-front styles by adding a button overlap to the pattern piece. The button overlap is an extension so that the layers can cross over each other, with a button sewn underneath each buttonhole. ...