1. Where to position a button within a buttonhole:
If you've lost a button and need to replace it, finding the right spot can be tricky. If there's no marking from the previous button, here's what to do. First lay your garment flat and button all the remaining buttons. You'll want to position the buttons differently, depending on the type of buttonhole. If the buttonhole is vertical, the button goes in the center. If it is horizontal, the button should be positioned at the edge of the hole. Why? When you button a jacket, the button won't stay in the center; it will "slide" to the edge of the hole. Tip: To mark the spot for your button, use a pencil (a tailor's pencil is preferred). When you sew on the button, you'll hide the mark.