In 2006, I bought a leather jacket in Argentina that had magnets placed between the outside leather and the folded over facing so that they served as closures in place of buttons. A neat idea, I thought. Since then, the magnets on one side have come detatched, and I need advice on how to replace them without defacing the leather or taking the entire jacket apart. I retrieved the magnets, which are 3/4″ diameter disks about 1/16″ deep. It appears that they were encased in a small lining-fabric square and then stitched into the front edge seam of the coat, from which they pulled loose. Would appreciate advice on the best way to replace the magnets–glue, restitch, whatever, short of giving up and making button holes.
All ideas very welcome.