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how do I remove a stud from jeans pocket

abbycat | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Help.  I need to take a pair of jeans in at the hips and there is a stud on the very edge of the pocket that is in the way.  I can’t get it off.  I’ve been trying to pry it off with a screw driver.  Any suggestions?  Obviously I don’t care what it looks like when I’m finished I just need to be able to sew a seam there.  Thanks

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  1. starzoe | | #1

    You are on the right track. They are difficult to remove. I put the pants in a vice very close to the stud and worked from there with the screwdriver. Can you cut it out (very carefully close to the stud)?

    1. abbycat | | #4

      thanks for the suggestion. I have now had my hubby take some sort of cutting pliers to them and the studs are out. There is a bit of a hole in one pocket but can include it in the seam allowance.

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    ThreadKoe | | #2

    Have you tried to use the plier type metal snips? The sharp edges are finer than a screwdriver and might get in under the stud better if your hands are strong enough. Cathy

  3. Teaf5 | | #3

    Abbycat's suggestion works:  use a metal snip plier, work from the back, and cut off the flat metal disk.  It may bend before you cut it, but you can't reuse a rivet anyway. 

    Be aware that you will be left with a 1/4" hole through all the layers; if it will be in the new seam allowance, that's fine, but if not, you'll need to put in a new rivet or patch it/embellish it somehow.

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