How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt

This super simple tutorial shows you how to let out a buttoned shirt so it’s less restricted in the bust area. You can move just a few select buttons, but we adjusted all of them so they look uniform.

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Adjusting buttons on a button down shirt

Use a seam ripper to undo the thread and remove the buttons.

Be careful not to cut into the shirt fabric.

How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt

Move the button closer to the edge of the shirt and re-sew it. The threads should cross at the top of the button.

Sew the button a little loose so it will fit through the buttonhole afterwards.

How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt

Double knot on the back side and snip the extra thread.

How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt

Repeat these steps for any buttons you want to adjust.

How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt - Before
How to Adjust Buttons on a Button Down Shirt - After
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