One of my sons asked me to fix a loose button on a suit. I'd never sewn on a button which required making a shank. With a quick Google search, I found an easy to follow tutorial, over at Made By Hand- The Great Sartorial Debate.
That looks much better, doesn't it!!! Instead of a match stick, I used a bodkin to form the shank. This has made the shank a couple of mm shorter than the other button on the suit, but I don't think that will matter.
I've learnt a new technique and my son has a suit that doesn't have a button hanging off.
Linking up with the Learn a New Technique linky, over at The Crafter's Apprentice and Sewing Tips and Techniques, here on Threading My Way.