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Old 11-04-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Question Removing back pocket flaps from jeans?

I bought some jeans, I like the way they fit, put they have flaps and a button on the back pockets.

The jeans are not cheap jeans, but I hate the flaps, I didn't think they would bug me as much as they do, but they do.

Should I just cut them off? Or should I take them to someone to do it?

I don't want to sew them down, I want them gone.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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Removing pocket flaps and buttons is an easy DIY fix should ya have novice sewing skills.
Use a seam ripper to remove the pocket and prolly the same for the button.

Uncomfy with this?
Take it to a dry cleaner's or seamstress'.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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Pit! Stop it! They do not make your butt look fat!! (And, I'm guessing that's why you
hate the flaps)
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:34 AM   #4
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Pit! Stop it! They do not make your butt look fat!! (And, I'm guessing that's why you
hate the flaps)
When I wear shirts that cover them, they make my shirt look weird. They make my butt look lumpy when they are covered. LOL
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:35 AM   #5
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I hate the flaps, too.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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When I wear shirts that cover them, they make my shirt look weird. They make my butt look lumpy when they are covered. LOL

I wish it were only pockets, which made my butt look lumpy
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:44 AM   #7
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Seam ripper or, if you are careful, a craft knife with the snap-off blades. (That's what I use.) If you have embroidery scissors, you can use those to carefully snip the stitching at either end of the flap. Pull taut and cut the thread only. Pull out any remaining threads. It will still look puckish until they've been washed.

What kind of button is on the pocket? If it's a traditional button, cool. If it's the metal button that's common for fastening jeans, I can't help you there — have no idea how to remove those.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:48 AM   #8
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It's a metal button.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:50 AM   #9
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It's a metal button.
Yoo hoo, NYCGal ... you know how to remove a metal jeans button? I know how to put them on, but removal's a whole other story...
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:53 AM   #10
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Yoo hoo, NYCGal ... you know how to remove a metal jeans button? I know how to put them on, but removal's a whole other story...
How do you put them on?

The metal button on my dd's favorite jeans broke off.
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I believe you can get them at fabric places like JoAnn. I made some Calvin Klein jeans years ago and put a real jean-style button on them. I think a hammer was involved — there's a tack on the inside that pierces the waistband and goes into the button top. Instructions are included. If DD's button came off cleanly, you should be able to replace it.
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I believe you can get them at fabric places like JoAnn. I made some Calvin Klein jeans years ago and put a real jean-style button on them. I think a hammer was involved there's a tack on the inside that pierces the waistband and goes into the button top. Instructions are included. If DD's button came off cleanly, you should be able to replace it.
Thanks!

She said it came off her in had, it looks like I can just put another where that one was.
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Yoo hoo, NYCGal ... you know how to remove a metal jeans button? I know how to put them on, but removal's a whole other story...
Oh ye Owner of Tools- use 'em .
Pliers.....Dremel (ohh dremeldremel,dremel it's not made outta clay......Sorry. Ma brain took me there...) metal cutting part and brute force will take ya there.

Lemme see if I can find an online tutorial that will make way more sense then moi....
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Oh ye Owner of Tools- use 'em .
Pliers.....Dremel (ohh dremeldremel,dremel it's not made outta clay......Sorry. Ma brain took me there...) metal cutting part and brute force will take ya there.

Lemme see if I can find an online tutorial that will make way more sense then moi....
I would hope there's a safer method than brute force. Although a heavy-duty metal cutter could cut the tab off, and one could use some sort of metal bit to hammer the tack back out ... perhaps. Goggles necessary for this.

Ironic how they just fall apart when you want them permanent, and won't budge when you want them gone...
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #15
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I have used any button that has a shank on it to replace my jean buttons. If you have a gold metal one with a shank...so much the better. As far as the button on the flap of your back jean pocket...I would think pliers would work but with a lot of force. I have some white cutoffs that have the back flap pocket and I just sewed the flap shut so that it didn't stick out...didn't think of cutting it off...duh.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #16
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I love my pocket flaps. The first time I wore my jeans with the flaps my best friend told me my butt looked good. I'll take it!!!
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I love jeans with the back pockets.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #18
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I would hope there's a safer method than brute force. Although a heavy-duty metal cutter could cut the tab off, and one could use some sort of metal bit to hammer the tack back out ... perhaps. Goggles necessary for this.

Ironic how they just fall apart when you want them permanent, and won't budge when you want them gone...
Everything I see online is not quite right: metal snaps; selling a gizmo which may or may not work......maybe jimz has a better method.
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Unless you're familiar with sewing and a seam ripper, you should probably take the jeans to a dry cleaner or seamstress as suggested to remove the flaps. Jeans aren't cheap, and you don't want to risk cutting a hole in the backside. As for the metal "button" if it's a rivet, I'm betting however you remove it is going to leave a hole where it was. If it's just a button, it's a 2 minute deal to cut the threads and pull them out.

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