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How do you sew on a shank button?

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The shank is a great button. It relieves stress from the garment and makes buttoning easier. I would place a small piece of fabric on the inside of the garment in the area that the button will be sewn. The weight of the garment and the button will determine the weight of the thread used. Take a stitch or two through the stablizing fabric on the inside of the garment, then bring the needle through to the surface of your main garment. I like to take one stitch there before I put the needle through the shank. Take three or four stitches or what you feel stablizes the shank and then put your needle through the main garment taking your final stitches on the inside of the garment in the piece of stablizer. This will give you excellent hold without so much stress on the front side of your blouse etc. Don't take more stitches than you need through the shank as it tends to look bulky. Good luck.

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