Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Basic Clothing alterations by Elaine Terrell - How to Sew a Button with a Shank
Tags:Learn how to Sew a Button with a Shank,monkey see,basic clothing alterations,elaine terrell,fixing clothes,how to hem,how to sew,monkeysee,sewing
Grab video code:
Hi! I am Elaine Terrel, I am the owner of Elaine Terrell's Dressmaking and Alteration and we are here in my workroom where I do my sewing and today I am going to show you how to sew a button with a shank onto a jacket. Now, here is the jacket and I have it marked right here, I am going to put the needle in from the top of the fabric and pull it through and this is so that the end of your thread and the knot is going to be hidden under the button and you won't have that showing on the underside of your garment. So we are going to put this thread through one of the holes in the button. Now I have put the thread through each of the holes in the button and in order to create a shank which is just a little bit of space between the button and the garment you are working on; I am going to use a kitchen match and I just going to stick that through between the threads in the center of the button here where I am stitching and then all you want to do is take a look at the underside when you are bringing your needle through and pull the thread up. I happened to be using a double thread and that means I don't have to put the needle through quite as many times and you can pull it tight because the match is holding the button up at least an 8th of an inch. Okay, now when you are done sewing it on you are going to take the needle and thread and put it through the hole in the button but don't try it through the fabric. Pull it out like this, hold the button up away from the garment and just remove the matchstick, put the needle through some of those threads just to strengthen it and then just wind that thread around maybe half a dozen times and knot it. Again you are going to be knotting it between the button and the garment then you are going to cut your threads. So then what you have is a button that's sewn on with just as little bit of space between the button and the garment and then when you button it there won't be any puckering. It will be just a nice flat fit and that's how you sew a button with a shank onto a garment. Now next we are going to hem a pair of pants.