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Removing and attaching jeans buttons

Posted by mary78 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 9, 08 at 8:43

Hi all,
I have a pair of jeans that have lost one of their two metal fly buttons. I want to remove the other button, so that I can replace them both with two matching buttons (which I've already bought). But I have no idea how to get the remaining button off the jeans! It seems to be made up of two parts that go through the jeans fabric and are somehow bolted together. Short of attacking it with a hammer I can't imagine what to do. Advice would be much appreciated!
Thanks,
Mary78


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RE: Removing and attaching jeans buttons

I know some jeans buttons screw together. I'd try to unscrew by holding the large part with plyers. Otherwise I'd get a small screwdriver and wedge it between a little at a time.


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RE: Removing and attaching jeans buttons

A hammer is probably what it will take and the screwdriver suggested above.


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RE: Removing and attaching jeans buttons

You could use bolt cutters on the "stem/shank' of the button. That would make it easier to pry it apart if it wont pull through.

Good Luck!

~~Mimi


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