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What is a Button Shank?

A button shank is required for button that will be used.

These buttons already have a metal shank on the back of them.

What is a button shank? A button shank is the area that goes between the button and the article of clothing. All buttons that are being used as closures MUST have a button shank.  the photo above shows buttons that already have a button shank on them.  If your button does not have one, making a shank is very easy to do.

Once the button has been sewn on simply wrap the thread around and around the area between the button and the fabric.  Keep wrapping until you have formed a thread shank the same size as the button width. Then put the thread through to the wrong side of the garment and make a knot.

These buttons do not have a shank on them.

These type of button do not have a shank built in.

The purpose of a button shank is to allow room for the button to move through the button hole.  If a button is sewn on nice and snug and there is no shank, the button will be extremely difficult to get through the button hole.  Sometimes even buttons with a shank attached will need additional shank made by thread. Decorative buttons on pillows, crafts, toys, and garments, do not need a shank since they will not be used and are only there for show.


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