I bought a box of clothing for Eli from someone on Craigslist many months ago. I just pulled out these pants from storage as he is going up a size, and found that the snap is broken.
It’s one of those pants with the adjustable waistband. (I’d love to shake the hand of the genius who first put the buttonhole elastic in the back of toddler jeans!) Not a pair of jeans I wanted to shrug my shoulders and cut up for another purpose.
First I used a small sharp pair of embroidery scissors to trim out the broken snap.
Then I cut a small circle of denim from another old pair of jeans. I was lucky to have one that was a very similar shade of blue in my stash.
I then stitched it into place using a blanket stitch to contain the raw edges of both the denim patch and the jeans.
Afterward I thought that I should have made sure the fabric grain was matched up a bit better. Oh well, next time…
The “button hole” had never been cut open as with a snap it had just been sewn for looks. I used the embroidery scissors to do the honors.
I chose a button that would fit through the button hole opening and sewed it on. If the stitching around the patch or the button threads seem to bother Eli when he wears the pants I can always go back in and sew a piece of shirt fabric over the whole thing, but if it isn’t necessary nobody will be seeing this side of the patch when he wears the pants.
Here is the finished repair. I’m glad I didn’t just toss these jeans.
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