Replacing buttons on your jeans is easy to do, particularly if you found the button when it popped off. If not, you will need to find a replacement button of the same size to sew on your jeans. If you do not have one at home, buttons are available in most department stores and in fabric shops. Even if you have never sewn before, sewing on a replacement button is straightforward and fast.
Things You'll Need
Mark the spot with a marker where the button fell off your jeans. You can usually find some of the old thread where the button fell off.
Thread your needle with a double strand of thread about 18 inches long, and tie a knot with the two ends of the thread. You can use whatever color thread you have available because with shank buttons, the thread is not visible; it is under the button and on the inside of your jeans.
Push the needle through the jeans fabric from the inside of the waistband (part that faces your body) just to the right of your mark. Pull the needle and thread all the way through until the knot catches and then push the needle back through to the other side all the way through to make a small anchor stitch.
Center your button over your mark, and push the needle through the fabric right beside your first stitch through the shank on the button and into the fabric close to left side of your mark. The shank is the metal loop on the underside of the button. Repeat three or four times.
Secure the thread in the fabric on the inside of the waistband of your jeans by making a knot or by sewing two or three tiny stitches.
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