Replacing a Jeans Button
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This guide will show you how to install a button in your jeans.
- Author: Brittany McCrigler
- Time estimate: 5 - 10 minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
Whether you're stacking firewood for the winter or heading into town for coffee, don’t let a blown-out button keep you from wearing your favorite pair of pants. With the help of this guide and a hammer you can have your pants or jeans ready for action in minutes.
For replacement parts or further assistance, contact Patagonia Customer Service.
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Step 1 — Button ¶
Lay your jeans front-side up on a sturdy table or workbench.
Unzip the fly and open the jeans at the waistband to reveal the hole where the button is missing.
Hold the waistband at the hole and turn it over, so you can see the back of the hole.
Step 2 ¶
Insert the tack into the back of the hole.
Push the tack through the hole.
Step 3 ¶
Holding the tack in place from behind, place the button on top of the tack.
Step 4 ¶
Place a flat work surface like a scrap piece of wood or a cutting board directly beneath the tack and between the front and back of the jeans.
Be sure to use a small (one pound) hammer or mallet to prevent breaking the button.
Step 5 ¶
Test out your new button by buttoning the jeans to ensure the new button is set and secure.