The Quilter: Quilting with Malke

What thread should I buy to sew on buttons?

Posted on: January 14, 2009

Another FAQ:

What thread should I buy to sew on buttons?

Coats and Clark has a button and carpet thread that is very good for that purpose but it isn’t an all purpose thread and you shouldn’t use it for mending or hemming. In particular, metal buttons are a problem. The metal shank often cuts the threads because there might be a burr in the metal that cuts through almost any thread over time. I read the best thing to use is dental floss. If you get hung up about the color, but really no one can tell (and anyway, who cares what they think anyway?!), use an appropriate colored permanent marker.


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