How To Sew A Button On A Jacket With Lining

It is common for buttons to get loose and fall from your jacket over time. Whether you overuse your jacket or the weak threads by the manufacturer makes it loosen, you can sew it back. Buttons are a crucial part of your jacket for support and style.

You can take your jacket to tailor for restoration of the buttons. But why spend unnecessarily on some easy repair which can be done by yourself. You can sit in the comfort of your home and sew buttons on your jacket with lining. This will be a quick, easy, cost-saving and efficient way to go through the process.

 you seek professional help to sew your jacket buttons, you will end up with the process within a few minutes. However, if you’re a new sewer, it could take a bit longer for you to sew the buttons. Moreover, the end results will be the same, and your buttons will get restored efficiently.

In this article, you will learn how to sew a button on a jacket with lining with a step-by-step guide. You will get to know every specific detail along with the equipment needed to sew the buttons quickly and easily. So, let’s dive in.

How To Sew A Button On A Jacket With Lining?

If you want to add the skill of sewing buttons on your jacket, you have come to the right place. With the help of proper equipment and a step-by-step guide, you can easily sew the buttons on your jacket.

You can gather equipment such as scissors, needles, thread, buttons and the jacket. You can start sewing the buttons from the back lining of your jacket. This will help you to hide the thread from the inside of the jacket after finishing the work.

So, if you want to explore more, then keep reading this article till the end. In addition, you have to follow the instructions and steps correctly. So, try to focus on the steps and implement them for the best results.

To get quick and efficient results from your sewing buttons, follow every step.

Step 1: Cutting The Thread

You can use one meter of thread to start your button repair. You will have to unravel your thread length with the equivalent distance from your fingertip to your nose. Then, cut the thread with scissors without any jagged edge.

Step 2: Folding The Thread

In this step, you have to identify the centre of the thread and fold it in half. Now, you will be working on an eighteen inches long thread for your button repair.

Step 3: Thread The Sewing Needle

You have to place the folded thread into the eye of the needle. You have to hold your thread on the loop, then press and push it onto the needle’s eye.

However, you can also use a needle threader for this purpose. After putting the thread, you will end up with four equidistant threads on the eye of your needle.

Step 4: Tying The Knots On Threads

Now, tie a knot securely on those four threads ends on your needle. By doubling the number of threads, you will save a lot of time and secure the buttons quickly. You can start tying the knot from the start of the loop. You have to wrap the thread about four times around the sewing needle.

In addition, use your fingers to take the knot and pull it tight while sliding the knot down the needle. You can cut off the excess thread above the knot. However, you must ensure not to cut off the knot accidentally.

Step 5: Placing The Needle On Fabric Through The Back

First, you have to mark the place on your jacket where you want to fix the button. But, if you’re replacing a lost button, then you will notice a mark or some hole already in your jacket.

Then, penetrate the needle from the inside of your jacket and pull the thread through the fabric until your thread knot gets stuck against the backside. In addition, you must ensure that the fabric is smooth and clean from both sides.

Step 6: Pulling The Thread Through The Buttonhole For First Time

Now, you can start by sewing your button on the jacket. Your button will need at least four passes of thread stitch to ensure a solid and long-lasting wear effect on your jacket. If you’re sewing a button with one hole, then pass the thread four times.

However, if your button has many holes, then pass the thread through each of the holes. You can choose any pattern of thread stitches on your button. For instance, the X-pattern is preferred by most of the tailors and sewers for its better look.

Step 7: Passing The Thread Through The Fabric For First Time

If you have passed your thread needle through the jacket and buttonhole once, you will have to repeat it again. You have to push the needle to insert the thread carefully. However, make sure that the fabric doesn’t get knotted up along the process. You will find the result as a flat laying button on the fabric, which is your first thread loop.

Step 8: Pulling And Passing Through The Fabric For Second Time

In this step, you will have to repeat the process again. You have to put the needle through your jacket’s fabric and buttonhole from inside and pull it tightly for the second time. For a single-hole button, pass the thread through that one hole.

However, for buttons with several holes, you can make patterns by passing through different holes. If you’re new to button sewing, you can go with the X-pattern as it is easy and good looking for your jacket. Also, it would be best if you did not change patterns after starting with a specific one.

So, now repeat the process that you applied with the pass-through of your fabric for the first time. You have to simply pull the needle along with the thread towards the back of your jacket. With eight threads passing through your buttonholes, your button will stay steady in its place. A few more steps, and you’re done with the sewing of buttons on your jacket.

Step 9: Passing The Thread Through Buttonhole For Third Time 

In this step, you will have to pass the threaded needle for the third time. Penetrate your needle from the back of your fabric to the front side of your jacket while passing through the buttonholes. This step will allow you to fill all the holes at this point.

Step 10: Passing The Thread Through The Fabric For Fourth Time

You have to repeat the steps as mentioned above again for the fourth time. You may wonder that three passes are sufficient for your button, but using four passes can assure durability.

By now, your buttonholes must be filled with threads. So, it will become difficult for you to push the needle through the fabric and button in this step. If you find it too difficult to push the needle through the fabric, you can use a thimble tool.

This tool ensures safety to your thumb and enables you to push the needle through various threads in your buttonholes. Moreover, you must stay fixed with the pattern you’re working on, no matter how hard it becomes to push the needle.

Step 11: Wrapping Thread-Under The Button To Make A Stem

Here comes the bonus step or trick step, which is often ignored by new sewers. You will create sufficient space between the fabric and the button so that your button fits perfectly in your jacket. You have to pull the needle as well as thread up the fabric again without going through the buttonhole.

Now, wrap your thread on the base of your button for quite some time to form a ‘stem’. However, you have to ensure that the stem is tight enough to hold the button for several years.

In addition, you must avoid wrapping too tight as it may cause the thread to pucker. If you haven’t covered it tight enough, you can unwind and retry again.

Then, you can finally pass the thread through the fabric for one last time and tie two knots tightly. Cut or trim the excess thread and you’re done sewing the button on your jacket.

What Is Difference Between Shank Buttons And Sew Through Buttons?

The holes of sewing through buttons are used to sew the thread and attach the button to the fabric garment. In contrast, the shank buttons have a hollow projection on the backside that enables them to get attached to the garment after sewing.

How Can You Sew On A Toggle Button?

You have to insert the sewing needle up from the side of your fabric. Then, you have to pull the thread until your knot stops the use of thread. Now, you can sew the toggle button in your desired place on the garment with four to five tiny stitches on the base. Finally, tie a knot and trim the excess thread.



I'm Jessica Flores, a professional fashion designer and an expert seamstress. Crafting has always been a deep-seated passion of mine, one that has flourished and evolved over the years. I've dedicated considerable time to both studying and practicing in the realm of fashion and sewing, amassing a wealth of experience and skills. It brings me great joy to share these insights and experiences with you all, hoping to inspire and foster a similar passion for the art of sewing.

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