Watch this: Fast fix – how to sew on a button

Button on a shirt

According to a recent survey, 65 per cent of UK householders are confident they can sew a button back on their clothes. Which means over a third of us aren't, which makes us wonder what's happening to all these clothes – are they being left buttonless or are they being thrown away?

The Love Your Clothes campaign addresses this needle-first with a collection of how-to videos, some basic like buttons, some more complicated like tapering the legs on a pair of trousers.

 
There are also videos on getting rid of stains, altering your clothes, dyeing fabric and upcycling old textiles (and lots even have Welsh subtitles) to help you fall back in love with your wardrobe.