Mending 101- How to Repair a Button

Hi Luna and Sun Fam,

I'm excited to be introducing the FIRST of our Free Mending Tutorials. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now and I’m so excited to be doing this!

If you know me you know I’m so passionate about educating people on sustainable fashion and making it easier for you to care for your clothes. This not only saves you money in the long run but also ensures these clothes don’t end up in landfill which is a win-win in my eyes!

This is why we recently teamed up with the incredibly talented Georgia from Georgia’s Portfolio to bring you some mending tips. As we have just opened our pre-orders for our Ceylon Shirts our first tutorial is – ‘How to Repair a Button’. 

This ensures your Ceylon shirt (and any other shirts) you have will last for several years as buttons can become loose or fall off from time to time (especially if you have a toddler pulling at them like me 😆). 

What you will need: 
- Hand sewing needle
- Matching thread
- Scissors

 

 

Steps:
1. Thread the needle and tie a knot at the end.
2. Grab your garment and threaded needle. Starting from the inside of the garment thread the needle through the fabric to the outside of the garment.
3. Repeat step 2, but this time you will be starting from the outside threading the needle through to the inside of the garment.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 a few times, these are your securing stitches to ensure nothing comes undone.
5. Grab your button and place it in position. Using the exact same stitching technique, starting from the inside of the garment thread the needle through the fabric and through the button hole to the outside of the garment. 
6. Starting from the outside of the garment thread the needle through the other button hole and through the fabric to the inside of the garment.
7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until the button is secure. Ensure your last stitch is on the inside of the garment.
8. Tie a knot as close as you can to the fabric and cut the remaining thread

 

We hope this helps you and we would love to hear your thoughts as we hope to do more of these throughout the year. 

Please feel free to email me at hello@lunaandsun.com and let me know what you think.

With Love,

Teshani xx

 

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