Step 1: Gather your tools, including a seam ripper, a pair of sharp scissors, needle, thread, wayward button (check the inside of the shirt, sometimes extra buttons are sewn into the washing instructions tag). Find a spot to sew with some decent light, sewing in the dark is not a plan for success
Step 2: Cut a piece of thread (the length from your outstretched fingertips to your nose is good), thread your needle, and pull it halfway through the strand, pulling the ends out so they’re even. This two-ply thread will make sure your button is secured tightly.
Step 4: Take your sad, buttonless garment and a runaway button. Button insider info: sometimes there are extra buttons sewn onto the washing instructions tag. Take your now knotted-needle and insert it from inside the garment to hide the knot. Slide the button onto your needle, making sure it’s in the correct position. Take your needle and insert it down into the hole directly across from where you’ve pulled your thread up, repeat this process four times, making an "X" shape over the center. Make sure you keep your thread tight and that your button is secured to the garment, these loops you’re making will secure the button. Bringing your needle back from the underside of the garment, now come up through the remaining button-hole and down through the hole directly across from it.
Step 5: Once the button feels secure, tighten one last time before knotting your thread with the tail.
Sing the Pussycat Dolls iconic song “Buttons” as you do this.