MN2208 Dawn / MN2211 Ash / Sewalongs

How to remove and replace jeans buttons

how to remove and replace jeans buttons

Sometimes when making our own handmade jeans we can make annoying mistakes, like attaching the jeans button on a bit wonky – or perhaps you have a pair of jeans that you can’t use because the button is broken. If that is the case then today’s post is for you! I’ll be walking you through how to remove and replace jeans buttons on any pair of jeans.

For this video I used my very first pair of Ash jeans that I ever made. You can see a few construction issues with them, as well as the fact that the jeans button was a bit too small, and when i installed it i didn’t hammer perfectly straight and installed it wonky. I’m so glad you can learn from my mistakes, so today i’ll be showing you how to remove a wonky button and replace it with a new one. This method works for any item of clothing that includes a jeans shank button (including my Dawn jeans pattern),

If you are looking for a tutorial that shows more comprehensively how to install jeans buttons and rivets into a newly handmade pair of jeans, then you might find this video helpful as well:

If you prefer photo tutorials i would recommend checking out this tutorial for how to install jeans buttons and rivets.

If you have any questions let me know in the comments! Happy sewing!

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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