Replacing snaps on a pair of pants

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My friend has asked me to see if I can fix a pair of pants for him --
they're relatively new.  The front snap has come off.  We found some
replacements, but they don't fit into the part of the snap that's
still firmly embedded in the waistband.  

At this point, all I can think of is removing the part of the snap
that's still attached, but I don't know how to do it without tearing
the fabric?

Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants
Le 25/07/2013 07:24, BlueBrooke a écrit :
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Your best bet may be to find a tool that can cut through or or snap off  
the shank that is fixed into the fabric, I am thinking of a picer to  
break the shank. Then you can use the hole in the fabric  for the new snap.

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
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Snaps come in various sizes.  Why not just look for a new one of the right size?
e.g.: http://www.snapsource.com/store/aboutoursnaps.php

Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants
:> My friend has asked me to see if I can fix a pair of pants for him --
:> they're relatively new.  The front snap has come off.  We found some
:> replacements, but they don't fit into the part of the snap that's
:> still firmly embedded in the waistband.  
:>
:> At this point, all I can think of is removing the part of the snap
:> that's still attached, but I don't know how to do it without tearing
:> the fabric?

:Snaps come in various sizes.  Why not just look for a new one of the right size?
:e.g.: http://www.snapsource.com/store/aboutoursnaps.php

they also come in various styles, with various sorts of ways of
attaching the two parts to the fabric.  Those need to match, too.
Snapsource sell four prong snaps, which are common on shirts and such,
but trousers are likely to have single post snaps.  A dry cleaner
might be the best bet, this is a common repair.

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Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants
On Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:24:25 +0000 (UTC), David Scheidt

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What a good idea!  As luck would have it, I need to go to the cleaners
today, and will take the pants with me.  It's worth a shot!  But
please keep your fingers crossed.  This is a small, SMALL town -- it
will either be blank stares or, "Oh, sure!  We got this!"  LOL!  I
think there's also a lady who does alterations around here somewhere
-- I can check with her, too.  

Thanks!  My brain was not firing at all on this one.  :-)

Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants
On Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:24:25 +0000 (UTC), David Scheidt

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Went to both the dry cleaners (we have one!  LOL!) and the lady in
town who does alterations.  Neither of them "do snaps" anymore -- it's
too hard.  :-D  


Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants
Le 30/07/2013 19:25, BlueBrooke a écrit :
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Looks like you are going to have to take a small hacksaw / pair of  
pliers to them then. Then you can replace with new stand and stud, good  
luck.

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants
On 7/31/2013 6:03 AM, Claire in France wrote:
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Or an electric drill.  With a bit just big enough that when you drill  
through the center of the snap (approaching from the "dimpled" side) it  
removes enough from the sides that the two pieces will separate.  I'd  
certainly try an old screwdriver to pry it open first, though.
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants
On Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:03:51 +0200, Claire in France

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Yes, one lady suggested pliers -- and then showed me the scar she has
from the last time (and it was the LAST time -- LOL!) she did it, and
why she doesn't do it anymore.  I'm in the process of mustering the
courage to try it myself.  I realize it's silly to worry about the
pants -- they're unusable as is right now anyway.  :-)

Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants

Plan B for me, then, would be to put a button on the inside of the overlap and a  
buttonhole on the underlap waistband.  Or a pants hook and eye,

Re: Replacing snaps on a pair of pants

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I'm going to do a button/buttonhole, for sure.  But I have to get the
remaining snap out of there first.  :-)

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