Introduction: 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.

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 .

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EvilNerdLord made it!(author)2014-08-20

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

thanx for sharing...

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elssid made it!(author)2014-08-02

Genius .....

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vincent7520 made it!(author)2013-03-04

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

Bright idea.

Thanks for sharing.

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Steamfunk made it!(author)2011-03-19

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

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LennyTheDub made it!(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.

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mob1 made it!(author)2011-02-27

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

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Sir+Lunch-a-lot made it!(author)2010-12-19

That is a neat trick. Thanks!

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lycoris3 made it!(author)2010-07-26

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

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RelientOwl made it!(author)2010-04-26
Simply Genius!
 
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fluent made it!(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

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levicalebblack made it!(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.

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porcupinemamma made it!(author)2009-07-30

nice idea ingenious!

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pogoman12345 made it!(author)2009-06-16

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

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porcupinemamma made it!(author)2009-07-30

tolérance. respect pour différentes cultures. svp

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Esmagamus made it!(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!

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Holly+E. made it!(author)2009-03-28

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

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bobhill125 made it!(author)2009-01-23

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

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Pwag made it!(author)2009-03-16

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...

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cbrown222 made it!(author)2009-03-08

well thats what i do anyways

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katy999 made it!(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!

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atomicpossum made it!(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.

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leebryuk made it!(author)2008-01-18

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

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

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Junkernaut made it!(author)2006-10-19

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

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Christophera made it!(author)2006-06-10

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

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kenneth1247 made it!(author)2006-06-07

This is a great thing to know. Thanks!

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spinach_dip made it!(author)2006-06-07

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

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Ironfu made it!(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.

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