How to Replace a Button on Jeans

by Fashion, Style & Personal Care Editor

How to Replace a Button on Jeans. Replacing buttons on jeans is fairly easy and cost-effective. You don't need to be a seamstress to master this skill, and once you've sewn one button, you'll be able to sew a button on just about anything. Here are a few suggestions to follow that are guaranteed to be "sew" easy.

Replacing a Sew-Thru Button

Step 1

Thread a needle with desired color of thread allowing the thread to double back, creating a double strand. Knot the ends of the thread together.

Step 2

Hold the button on the jeans in the desired location. Insert the needle up through the underside of the jeans and through one of the holes in the button.

Step 3

Bring the needle down through another hole in the button and pull down through the jeans. Repeat these steps for the remaining button holes, using three to four stitches per hole.

Step 4

Slip the needle through the stitches on the underneath side of the jeans two to three times. Finish off with knot and cut remaining thread.

Replacing a Shank Button

Step 1

Thread a needle with desired color of thread allowing the thread to double back, creating a double strand. Knot the ends of the thread together.

Step 2

Place the shank button in the desired location and bring the needle up through the underside of the jeans and pull through.

Step 3

Insert the needle through the hole in the shank button and poke the needle through the jeans to the underside. Repeat this process three to four times.

Step 4

Run the needle through the stitches on the underneath side of the jeans two to three times. Finish off with knot and cut remaining thread.

Tips

  • If the sew-thru button has four holes, make your stitches diagonally in an X shape. Bring the needle up through the lower right hole and down through the upper left hole; then bring it up through the lower left hole and down through the upper right hole. Alternate for several stitches.