Shirt Button Replacement Tips

1. If your button keeps popping off or working its way loose, try using dental floss instead of thread. You will need to use a larger sized sewing needle, but dental floss is incredibly strong and should certainly outlast the lifespan of the garment.

2. If you can’t find a good match for your missing shirt button, try moving the bottom button of the shirt to the missing spot and then attach the mismatched button to the bottom spot. Shirt tails are often tucked in, so people are less likely to see the bottom button.

3. If you have multiple buttons that are chipped or cracked on a shirt, consider replacing the entire set of buttons. Top quality “unbreakable” shirt buttons are inexpensive and can be found at your local fabric store.

4. A good full service cleaner will often replace shirt buttons, free of charge, as part of their cleaning service. Be sure to point out missing or cracked buttons when sending in your shirts.