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Removing Studs

lindalouise | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hi, I have a pair of jeans I want to remove to back pockets & they have studs. I realize there will be a whole but I will use the pocket fabric to patch it. What is the best method to remove the studs.

Thank you,


Edited 2/1/2009 6:43 pm ET by LindaLouise


  1. starzoe | | #1

    To remove studs, a good flat screwdriver and a good pair of pliers. Watch for your fingers.

    1. lindalouise | | #2

      That is what I thought but I did not know if there was a special tool. Thank you.

      1. Teaf5 | | #3

        I have also used a pair of nippers or needle-nose plier with a side cut blade; slip one blade between the layers of the stud, close the other one and cut off the stem. The two halves will then fall apart. However, pre-cut hole is nearly 1/4' in diameter, so it must be covered somehow.

        1. lindalouise | | #4

          Thank you, that is a good idea. What I ended up doing was ripping all the stitching of the pockets then I cut the fabric around the studs & I left the studs in. This will allow the fabric to fray after they are washed. This is an inexpensive pair of jeans, the denim is lighter, the studs are up high so they will be covered by a T-shirt. That will be fine for my intended use of these jeans. I tried to get the studs out but they were so strong they did not budge. I felt it would make a big hole.

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