Introduction: Emergency Pants Button

Picture of Emergency Pants Button

From the department of Random and slightly useful things to know: I was hiking out in the middle of nowhere one day when the button on my favorite camping pants just plain fell off. Fortunately for me, I had a key with me.

Step 1: Just Do It.

Picture of Just Do It.

Once again, The pictures explain a lot. Make a small hole where the button used to be. Take your key and thread the key ring through the hole. The key fits through the button hole sticks out. You can fold it under a belt loop or run the key from the outside-in and just tuck it down. You will be the coolest person ever .


EvilNerdLord (author)2014-08-20

(forehead thwack) d'oh! it's so easy why couldn't I think of that?

thanx for sharing...

elssid (author)2014-08-02

Genius .....

vincent7520 (author)2013-03-04

Ah !… At last I found the key to my pants !!!…

Bright idea.

Thanks for sharing.

Steamfunk (author)2011-03-19

Brilliant, very useful, even if you're not camping.

LennyTheDub (author)2010-05-26

I lost a button hole once!

No seriously though, I drilled a couple of holes in a quarter and used that as a button. Worked well.

mob1 (author)LennyTheDub2011-02-27

I found the button hole you lost,
No you cant have it back, I keep my keys in it !
Brilliantly simple idea dejapong.

Sir Lunch-a-lot (author)2010-12-19

That is a neat trick. Thanks!

lycoris3 (author)2010-07-26

cool, never thought of using a key like that. My sis says: sickly interesting.

RelientOwl (author)2010-04-26
Simply Genius!
fluent (author)2009-09-17

lol Great idea! That happened to me and luckily my pants were held up by the zipper only :) I still have those jeans so I might keep 'em around now lol

levicalebblack (author)2009-09-13

i cant think of how many times i have been on a job site only to realize i have forgotten my belt. recently i had a button pull through. a zip tie worked to sinch up the slack between belt loops and a zip tie on the back of the button gave it enough to hold it in. two zip ties and a days work salvaged.

porcupinemamma (author)2009-07-30

nice idea ingenious!

pogoman12345 (author)2009-06-16

the buttons on my pants break all the time ~stupid frenchys~ and i never thought using a key.

tolérance. respect pour différentes cultures. svp

Esmagamus (author)2009-07-16

My keyring has a hangman's noose I've made myself. When a button goes to hell, I just untie the noose and tie my pants back together When I was getting ready for my driving examination, the button on my pants fell. "Dammn, there's no time to get another pair ready!" So, I glued the button back in place! Never failed!

Holly E. (author)2009-03-28

Oh please just dont to use a car key. ohhhhh my mazda.

bobhill125 (author)2009-01-23

itll look a little wierd when your try to open you door by humping it

Pwag (author)bobhill1252009-03-16

Hahahahahaha You could do this same thing with a twig too, whittle it down, smooth the edges if you wanna be fancy and do the same thing. That way you don't have to hump your door open...

cbrown222 (author)bobhill1252009-03-08

well thats what i do anyways

katy999 (author)2008-05-02

how smart! here's what I do: take a rubber band. loop it around the button of pants jeans and thru the hole. bring it back around to the button. wear a long shirt over the pants. a good inch or so. good for emergencies!

atomicpossum (author)2006-06-07

But when you get home, to get in your house you either have to look like you're performing an obscene act with your front door or take the key out and let your pants drop in front of the neighbors.

leebryuk (author)atomicpossum2008-01-18

If you can pull this button hack off, you are clearly too sexy for your pants.

the title mislead me. i saw a key and thought it was some misson impossible stuff. oh well

Junkernaut (author)2006-10-19

paper clip will work too or a carbiner The Macguyver is strong in this one.

Christophera (author)2006-06-10

lol...farewell to the sewing box industry! =P

kenneth1247 (author)2006-06-07

This is a great thing to know. Thanks!

spinach_dip (author)2006-06-07

Hmmm... One helluva useful tip... got to try it out once in a while

Ironfu (author)2006-06-07

Not only does it look nice but the shinny object dangling there will accentuate your genitals. Finally a simple solution for all the light up belt buckles and "The Man The Legend" t-shirts I’ve purchased. I really do enjoy it, good job.

About This Instructable




More by dejapong:Build your own car seat coversBuilding a Primitive ArrowEmergency Pants Button
Add instructable to: