Beginners Guide to the Art of Mending: Buttons

Meliors Simms, Sustainable Life Skills Coach-Learn to Mend

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6 Videos (13m)
    • Introduction to the Art of Mending Buttons

    • Finding the Right Buttons

    • Positioning Buttons

    • Sewing on Shank and Flat Buttons

    • Haute Couture Tips

    • All the Buttons


About This Class

Have you got a shirt or jacket that is out of action with a missing or loose button?

Are you wearing a skirt or trousers with a safetypin at the waist?

If so, this class is for you. You will learn how to sew on a button quickly and neatly by hand. You don't need any sewing experience or a sewing machine. Sewing on a button is an simple life skill that anyone can learn and everyone should know.

This class will give you the confidence to choose the right replacement button, position it perfectly and sew it on neatly. You'll also learn a couple of tips inspired by haute couture.  

Watch this class now to restore all your clothes that have missing buttons, and enjoy a wardrobe revival today!

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Thank you for the lovely mending class!! Would love to do the project and post it in the project section.
Arpita Sengupta

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Meliors Simms

Sustainable Life Skills Coach-Learn to Mend

Meliors Simms has been making and mending since she was a child. Today she is an artist, crafter and sustainable life skills consultant, based in New Zealand.  

Meliors aims to make her bite-sized classes accessible, inspiring and enjoyable. 


Sustainable life skills can help you to increase your resilience and reduce consumer dependency. They include practical, transferable skills that are easy to learn and require no, or few, special tools or materials... such as mending clothes by hand.  They also include 'meta-skills' to help you take the next step towards a more sustainable lifestyle... for example, establishing a Gardening Habit.  Meliors writes regularly about sustainable life skills (and about being a Skillshare teacher) at

Meliors is also an artist, and writer who has been making and exhibiting textile arts and artists books since 2004.  You can see her textile art in her Gallery website.  You can view and purchase some of her editioned books and one off textiles in her Etsy shop. You can dip into nearly a decade of Meliors's blogging at Bibliophilia.