This guide will show you how to securely reattach or replace a press stud using a thread and needle. Press studs are useful in fastening clothing and allowing lapped edges to connect, but the stitching can wear over time which can lead to loose or missing press studs.
The press studs shown in the guide are a size 4, but you may use any size that fits your needs. Some press studs have more than 4 holes, but the process is the same as in this guide.
Mark the areas you want to sew the press studs into using a fabric pencil. Make sure the markings are aligned.
The ball should be sewn on the inner flap of the top piece.
The socket should be sewn on top of the bottom piece
Hold down the press stud with your thumb.
Poke the needle through only the first layer of the fabric, grabbing only a small bite of the fabric.
Push the needle through the hole of the press stud and pull the thread all the way through.
If your garment is not double-layered like the one in the guide, the thread will show on the other side.
Thread the needle through the fabric next to the first hole you made.
Stop before pulling the needle all the way through. There will be a small loop. Thread the needle through the loop and pull.
This will create a sturdy knot along the outer rim of the press stud.
Repeat the previous step and continue to sew along the first press stud hole (at least four times total).
Make sure the knots made by the loops fall next to each other, not on top.
Once you have completed sewing along the first hole, insert your needle through the fabric of the next hole. Pull the thread all the way through.
Repeat Steps 7-9 until you finish sewing through all four holes of the press stud.
Once all the holes are sewn through, insert the needle through the thread of the hole you ended on.
Pull the thread until you make a small loop. Insert the needle through the loop and pull all the way.
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