How to Add a Pop of Colour to your Button Holes with Embroidery Thread!
Sometimes the smallest changes can make a big difference. If you’re looking to make a statement with a pop of color, simply change the thread of your button holes. You can use a contrasting embroidery thread around an existing buttonhole opening, or try a rayon thread, which has a bold, vibrant sheen.
- Remove any threads and frayed fibers from around the buttonhole.
- Using a contrasting thread, double-thread a handsewing needle and tie a knot at the end. From the wrong side of the buttonhole, secure the knot of the new thread.
- Loop the thread around the buttonhole, encasing the fabric raw edge.
- Repeat step 3 down the entire side of the buttonhole, keeping the stitches close together.
- At the narrow end of the buttonhole, sew a longer stitch to create a bartack. Repeat this twice in the same spot then continue down the other side of the buttonhole and repeat the bartacks at the other end.
- Tie a knot on the wrong side of the garment. Trim the thread ends.
Be sure to remove all of the old thread from the original buttonhole first. This will prevent the new contrasting thread from making the finished buttonhole too thick.