Even those who are hardly involved in serious handicraft make basic actions with ease: strengthen the loosened hook, pull off the loose edges, sew a button. However, even in the last question there are quite a few nuances that can ease the process and give different results. Especially if you have to work with different types of buttons, as well as with different types of fabric.
How to sew a button with 4 holes?
This is the most commonly used type of buttons for a variety of shirts and blouses, which is convenient in the case where the place of the fastener should be hidden as much as possible or simply made not striking the eye. What is interesting is that this type of buttons came from antiquity, when instead of a plastic circle there were metal coins with 4 slots, and they were always sewn on in a special way. The arrangement of stitches depended on what thoughts the craftswoman was working with: whether she wanted to strengthen the health of the wearer, or if she spoke for good luck. Whether to believe in such is an individual question. But it never hurts a portion of happiness or love in a little amulet? And, purely visually, buttons, sewn in a special way, add to the attractiveness of the product.
- According to the Old Slavic runes (namely, they are the basis of the stitch patterns), the classical cross-wise cross pattern, which can be seen on all factory-made products, speaks of beauty and health. In this way of sewing buttons with 4 holes, there is nothing difficult: the folded thread moves from the upper left to the lower right, then from the upper right to the lower left. For the fortress, the steps are repeated, a small knot is formed on the wrong side, the thread is cut.
- Also often used scheme of parallel stitches helps to strengthen friendly ties. Here the actions are no less simple: the thread is drawn from the upper left corner to the upper right, then from the lower right to the lower left. If necessary, you can repeat the action, then fix the thread on the wrong side of the product. And if you make vertical stitches, it can increase your intuition.
- Want things to go up the hill? Sew buttons with stitches that form the letter "Z". The main thing here is not to make a mistake in the direction: for career growth, you need to move the thread from the upper left corner to the upper right one, then from there go through the wrong side to the lower left one and go back to the upper right one. The last stitch is made from the lower right corner (the thread is drawn through the wrong side) to the lower left. If the algorithm is mirrored, this will contribute to the improvement of the material situation, and the stitches that have developed and take the form of the letter “I” will give impetus to the development of creative potential.
- More complex options are already performed without repeating actions, since the thread passes several times through each (or part) of the hole. For example, you can complement the classic criss-cross algorithm with subsequent stitches on the square to attract ardent love. This, by the way, is also a button sewing method that guarantees maximum strength, even if you work in 1 thread. The same applies to simple stitches on the square: moreover, they are created in parallel - either first you only draw vertical or only horizontal. This square is the key to harmony with the outside world.
- The last option is the fixing of the button, in which it will keep high quality - crosswise and additional vertical stitches: a plot to increase wealth. Such an algorithm can also be performed with a single thread and without duplicating steps.
Ways to connect all the holes here do not end there. But whichever of the options for sewing buttons with 4 holes, which you have analyzed above, you choose, be sure to stick to it on all available buttons within a certain thing. Of course, nothing will be seen in the far distance (if the button is not 5 cm in diameter and the thread is not contrasting with it), however, for those who are close to you, such disharmony will be obvious.
Features sewing buttons on the leg
Buttons on a leg are often decorative details: rarely they are invisible, and in most cases fabric loops cling to them. Such a button, depending on the product, can take on even a larger load than the classic flat one, as a result of which it is important to remember that it is better to work with it with a double folded thread, or a very thick thread. However, the latter is not always possible - the holes in the legs of such buttons are often very small.
Sewing a button on the leg is much easier to sew, if only because only 1 thread direction and only 1 fixing method is possible with it. For maximum strength, such a button is usually enough 3-4 steps through the ear, if the work is carried out by folding the thread twice. A single thread will pass through the ear up to 8 times. It is very important to track the puncture site and maintain a distance between them not less than the thickness of the button leg itself.
By the way, if it happens that you do not have buttons on the leg, but it is urgently necessary to choose something for a thick loop, you can use the classic flat button. And shape the leg yourself. To do this, 2 or 4 holes pass stitches exactly or crosswise (1 time), but the thread is not tightened: a loose part of it is left between the fabric and the button. This will be the “leg”: you need to wrap it with the remaining thread firmly, then withdraw the needle to the wrong side and form a knot there.
Useful recommendations for beginners
When describing the methods it was said about holding the thread through the inside out - it is worth explaining why professionals consider this to be a more appropriate stitch option. The holes in the buttons are often very small, under them the working is the same small area of fabric, where there are their own "holes" in the weaves of threads. Several punctures located at a distance of less than 1 mm from each other lead to the fact that a small tear is formed in the fabric (the threads are damaged or stretched), and the puncture sites gradually form a single hole. As a result, the button you sewed after some time runs the risk of simply breaking off or hanging on a suddenly lengthened thread.
The next important point, which sometimes raises questions from inexperienced needlewomen: how to choose the thread to the button? Of course, there will be no problems if you have a button and fabric of the same color. And if they are for some reason different? It all depends on the type of button: flat with an N-number of holes needs a thread that will be monotonous to the button itself (not fabrics!) So that the stitches that are on the surface merge with it. For buttons on the legs, it is better to take the thread in the color of the fabric, since it will be seen much less often. There is also a universal option - a kapron (nylon) transparent thread, but it should not be used on dense fabrics, as well as on dark and matte ones, since it is light and shiny in itself, which can cause serious disharmony with most materials.
The length of the working thread is advised by professionals to measure the length of the arm from wrist to elbow: if you take a length longer, the thread will be tangled and create knots; in short, it may just not be enough for a certain number of stitches. The thickness of the thread depends on the density of the material through which it passes, and on the width of the holes in the buttons. There is no point in a thin thread for a large button with large holes, just as a thick thread will not pass more than 1-2 times through a narrow eyelet.
There is nothing difficult to sew a button of any kind: it is enough to choose the needle and thread, remember the characteristic features of the buttons on the legs and the through buttons, and you can consider the work already done.