Sewing skills aren't just for seamstresses. In fact, basic sewing skills can come in handy when you're on the road and need to look sharp for an important business meeting. Whether you're male or female, a few sewing skills can save the day. Most notably, it helps to know how to sew a button on a shirt or pair of pants in a pinch. While you can always use a safety pin or tape to hold a seam together, buttons are a little bit trickier, because they really require a needle and thread to look just right.
First, look at the stitch pattern of your other buttons; does the thread cross over to look like an X or is it sewn on straight to look like a minus or equal sign? Copy this pattern when you sew your button back on. Next, grab your sewing kit and pull out the thread that is closest in color to the other buttons. It may not be an exact match, but it will still look better than no button at all. Thread the needle and knot both ends together at the bottom, creating a strong double thread.
The proper way to sew on a button involves a little bit more than simply running the needle through the holes in your button. You want to stitch this button on well enough that it doesn’t fall off again any time soon.
When it comes to looking good, nothing can give you the edge more than sewing skills when you're in a pinch. Of course, it helps to have a small sewing kit nearby. Stock up on needles, thread and more at Sears, where you will find everything you need for your sewing kit so you can stay in style at home or on the road, no matter what happens.