is OK, particularly polyester. You just need to sew through more times if using
needle, double up the thread, and tie a knot in the end.
first stitch on the surface of the cloth.
through the button, come back through, and then push right to the other side of
the two layers of cloth.
fingers under the button to measure how much excess you need to leave on the
top, to create the shank. Perhaps around half to three quarters of an inch. It
will get smaller as you sew.
Go up and
down through the button and right through the cloth - four times with thicker
thread as used by Ben. Perhaps six or eight times with something thinner.
time you come up onto the front of the jacket, don’t go through the button, but
wrap the thread round and round, to create a shank. As much as needed to make
the button stand on its own.
by passing the needle through the shank - but don’t pull the thread all the way
through. Leave a loop, which you hook round the needle on the other side,
before then pulling the thread tight. This creates a knot.
Snip off the
excess thread, close to the shank.