Replacing rivets in jeans

My wife recently replaced pockets in some jeans. It would have much easier if we could have removed the rivets and then replaced them (or similar ones). Anyone know how to do that ?

Posted by johncar 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Are Jeans popular worldwide?

Are blue jeans as popular in countries outside of the US? I commonly think of them as a quintessentially American leg covering, usually due to Mr. Strauss and the fact I see more people wearing them than any other type of Pantaloon. Because of my lack of foreign travel, I have a somewhat limited view on the subject and would like to know more.  

Asked by Bigev 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



Hi guys.what type of glue is best for sticking stones etc to t shirts or jeans so they don't wash off when laundered?

I am really into revamping my old clothes and have some really cute coloured stones ( they are usually used for the bottom of fish tanks!!) and I want to use them on the seams of my jeans.I have tried various glues but they all seem to come off when I wash them.Any ideas??

Asked by rozzle 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Anyone know how to do the deconstructed jeans the kids are wearing now ?

They are cut so the white thread shows but the denim is not showing

Asked by Jan c 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Remaking blue jeans into free standing Hard as a Rock statues ?

Years ago, you would see old blue leans remade them into flower pots, staues, table legs, etc using wire forms and epoxis or liquid fiberglass resin. Instructions???

Asked by Stevedaoust 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do i make high rise jeans ultra low rise?

Taking down the waist a few inches how would i do that? full instructions please :}

Asked by radamanda 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Turn Skinny jeans into a pencil skirt?

Regular cut jeans make a flared, or A-line hem. Anything specific I should do to give it a pencil shape, and make it tighter around the bottom?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I fade dark blue jeans?

I have purchased a couple of pairs of dark jeans. Is there any way to expedite the fading process?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do i taper a pair of jeans so that they are thinner?

Asked by Dr.Losta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I patch a pair of jeans? Answered

For reasons yet unknown, my newest pair of jeans is developing several holes in it. Just the left leg, in irregular patterns, with no apparent cause. It was initially a handful of quarter sized holes and I believed they were related to something I had done at work or had in my pocket but since then more smaller ones have started to appear. (Pictures can be produced if necessary.) Now while the obvious answer would be to get new jeans, they are my newest pair, fit well, and have the carpenter augments. In short I would like to keep them. I have some older pairs of jeans I can shred up for patches, but I wear these primarily for work. I work in retail at a home improvement store, where appearance is somewhat regulated. I can't just go willy nilly and make them look ridiculous. They have to still be, at the core, blue jeans, but if I can repair them, and potentially dress them up a little in the process, I'd be thrilled. Also if it can be a fairly simple fix, because I don't have a sewing machine and am not overly good, or patient, with a needle, it would be appreciated. For a little extra and over the top I am engaged in the steampunk movement, but as far as fashion goes I have not seen much done with blue jeans that leaves them recognizable. Right now my main touch is a pocket watch on a chain, but any other ideas that contribute into the current repair would be appreciated. 

Asked by ElusiveGreen 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How could I make a standard pair of jeans more steampunk? Answered

I need a way to practically fix up some jeans for everyday wear and tear (and washing) that would be practical to wear, say to work or school, but would not be out of place with a steampunk ensemble. really i just kind of need the jeans to be a bridge between steampunk and modern fashion, so that i won't get funny looks from teachers and co-workers by showing up in full neo-victorian/steampunk garb.

Asked by a.nony.mouse 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to remove dried latex paint from denim jeans?

Asked by cmn1022 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Pen / Art supply roll from old jeans?

Hi! I've got a pair of sturdy black jeans that are too damaged to wear anymore, but there's still plenty of material to work with and I'd hate to throw them away. I also urgently need something to hold my countless pens and pencils for my art class, so I thought I'd solve those two issues in one go. The thing is, I have zero experience with sewing. So it would be absolutely GREAT if someone could post an EASY instructible on how to make a pen roll out of old jeans, you know one of those that holds each pen seperately (either in little pockets or with rubber / denim loops). Thank you guys in advance, Lisa

Posted by DELETED_ringish 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I have 15 pairs of jeans that I cannot button at my waist! How could I resize them so that they do fit?

My jeans fit in the legs and I can even zip them up! However, the extra poundage I have gained since giving birth is haunting me now. LOL These jeans are expensive designer brands so giving them away or throwing them away is NOT any option! I am looking for some ideas as to how I can alter them to fit me at the waist area..I appreciate any and all the help you can give me!

Asked by cherigirl29 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


where do i find jean greenhowe humpty dumpty free knitting pattern?

Asked by PKNZ 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Pimp your clothes

We need to know ways to make regular clothes look cool. We need help tricking out regular jeans, plain shirts, and jackets.

Posted by AustralLord 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Levi Strauss & Co. Asks: What's the Future of Line Drying?

Levi Strauss & Co, the jeans manufacturer, is holding a contest to build a better line drying solution.  Sounds like something right up the Instructablizers' alley. Press Release Official Site

Posted by yoyology 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to make the "chocolate stuff" that is on the menu at Barbara Jean's restaurant in St.Simons, Georgia?

Can you find a recipe that is similar to the "chocolate Stuff" on the menu at Barbara Jean's Restaurant in St. Simon Island, Georgia?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



is this a good way to stain denim fabric? Answered

I plan on submerging blue jeans fabric (Denim) in hot black coffee in attempt to stain the fabric. if i do this would it ruin the fabric? and is it a good idea?

Asked by TimTheScarecrow 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


HOW DO YOU GET PLAY DOH OUT OF CLOTHES?

How do you clean play doh out of jeans?  I'm not familar with this stuff and my 4 yr old niece has it all over her good jeans.

Asked by karladon1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can I fix a hole in my jeans with out a patch (right back pocket left side)

I have a hole in the back of my favorite jeans I tried sewing them but as I am a novice in that department the hole opened up at the worst of times in class the hole is on the side of my right back pocket and I was wondering if I can fix it with out resorting to a patch? 1st Picture is the hole after previous attempt 2nd Pic is previous attempt at fixing them

Asked by 10mmrookie 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Where can you find denim or canvas?

Did the world run out of canvas and denim to the public that is NOT over 200 or more dollars for 3 yards of the stuff? I mean really, can somone give me a link?

Posted by PKTraceur 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what to do with all this denim?

I was cleaning out my closet when i realized how many jeans i have collected over time but are too ripped or dont fit any more. What i want to know is if anyone has any ideas on what i can do with them. Particularly how to convert them into a cool jean jacket.

Posted by mellamokiwi 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


(newsletter) Kidnapped Mermaid, Batman Display, "Billie Jean" Sidewalk

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Last chance: Arduino Contest - Make anything involving Arduino and win an Arduino Mega or a sweet prize from Evil Mad Science! Closes Sunday! As the nights get longer, stay visible for the Light Up the Night! Contest. Win some cool clothes from Cordarounds with secret reflective powers! Help choose Halloween Contest finalists. Vote now! Want a more convenient version of Instructables with fewer ads? Get a Pro Membership! Kidnapped Mermaid Costume Walking Stick That's Also a Chair Bar End Brake Light for a Bicycle Scrap Table Hand Truck from a Shopping Cart Digital Window Sticker with Arduino Make Candy Corn DIY Apple Remote Shield for Arduino Build a "Billie Jean" Sidewalk 10-minute Sewable iPod Remote Make Your Own Illuminated Signs Umbrella Light Dance Dance Revolution Purse Twelve Monkeys Costume Build a Paintball Mine Batman Display with Batmobile Tumbler Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



unknown tool?

This was found in a barn-it has two moveable claws and a stationary middle piece-can't figure out what it could be--HELP

Asked by ronfoster 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


I can't download the files inclued in some PDF? Answered

Hi, the adresses for the download aren't recognize. Why? Rgds

Asked by Jean-PaulR2 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


can anyone send me link for growing plants in old jeans? Answered

I want to know ,how to grow plants in old jeans.i am adding images.

Asked by balodabazar 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


I need a quick and easy DIY wallet.

I need a DIY wallet that is jeans pocket sized, only holds cards and cash (ID, bus fare, $5 bill etc.) and is NOT made from paper, card board or duct tape. I need it to be quick and cheap. It would also be nice if it didn't get stuck inside the pocket and become uncomfortable. Are there any redirects or Instructables that can help me?

Asked by Jamez Britton 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What's the best way to make a "Billie Jean" style auto-lighting sidewalk?

I want to use this system for a small-scale system - a desk that automatically lights up in certain areas when items are placed on them - and think the sidewalk is a good place to start. Any ideas?

Asked by SJBarag 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make spots on string or spots on cable (or lights on string - I do not really know how to call this item) ?

Hi, Here is the kind of product found in stores : see images attached. Is there any instructable on the subject ? How is it called in english ? Thanks for any answer :-) Jean

Asked by jpghiena 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Anyone know how to prevent ink and markers from washing off fabric?

I drew on my jeans today in class and it looks pretty dang awesome so i was wondering if theres any way i can keep them form fading  

Asked by andieXcandie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


(newsletter) Music LED Light Box, String Pendant Lamp, Keyboard Rubik's Cube

String Pendant Lamp Crane Game Keyboard Rubik's Cube CD Roofing Tiles Billie Jean Light-Up Shoes Magnetic Spice Rack Simple Animatronic Robot Hand CPU Hot Plate Music LED Light Box Guides Ninja Ride Home Gardening

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


What can I use these tins for?

I have these two tins- One, a Jones Soda Carbonated Candy Tin with a removable cap that says " I'm out like granny panties in low-rise jeans." The other tin is a Caribou Coffee Sugar-Free Peppermint Mints with a slide-off top that I currently use for guitar picks. Please help me think of an idea to use these for.

Posted by Salsa766 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to remove epoxy resin on clothing?

Hi people! I have spilled resin (for crafting) over a pair of jeans and now it makes a hard spot where the resin has cured. I think I've ruined the trousers (obviously...) but I've seen someone on another thread saying that to remove epoxy you just have to heat it. But does it work on cured epoxy resin? That has been in the washing machine more than once? Thanks for your answers :)

Asked by Lauriosaurus 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Michael Jackson and his huge glove! (awesome video)

This is so delightfully bizarre. An Internet project gets the help of online volunteers to locate Michael's white glove in each frame of a performance of Billy Jean. With that data others can make some crazy tweaks to it. This one is by far the best of the bunch.Really, just click the link and watch the video. It's great. awesome white glove footagevia Make

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Why can't I find any instructables on how to make men's clothing? Answered

There are more women's clothing options than you can shake a stick at but I can't find one tutorial on men's clothing options. Are guys so afraid of coming off as gay or something? I would love it if someone could point me to tutorials on how to design and make pants(jeans, slacks,etc.). In addition, I would like to know if there are any on shirts, and jackets.

Asked by javajunkie1976 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Why was my pocket-sized contest entry rejected?

I entered my instructable in the pocket-sized contest on 18 July. I got the confirmation letter, and now that 48 hours have passed, would like to know why it seems to be rejected. It fits in every pocket I have on ordinary shirts, skirts, jeans, shorts, jackets, dresses, sweaters, and bathrobes. The letter says I can correct it and re-submit, but I don't know what is wrong!!! Help!!!

Asked by melkdav 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How could one finish off a paper construct? Answered

I require some method of covering and finishing geometric paper constructs in a durable (can survive the average jean pocket's wear and tear) and aesthetically pleasing manner. Some work with wide sticky tape can produce a fair finish, but the look is not necessarily desirable. I'm thinking melt on contacts, dipping in glue, cutting up book covering paper... that sort of thing. Any ideas? Thanks, ~K

Asked by Kryptonite 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Battle of the Captains!

Instructabler's log, earthdate 2009.7.7. I have been forced to ask a very interesting question. Wesley, take out the trash first, though (grumble) Yay! now my recycling bin isn't full of unnecessary (please stand by while obscenities occur). LoL. That was random. Who's your favorite USS Enterprise captain? List 'em like this: (this is how much i like them, #1's better than #3) 1.Captain James Tiberius Kirk 2. Captain Jean-Luc Picard 3.Captain Jonathan Archer Signing off

Posted by builder968 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I'm trying to do a light system with LED's and the savonius Wind Turbine.any help? Answered

I want to do it for this winter, but i have no idea what to do...i wanna power tree LED's here. I need a switch to power on/off, a battery to store the wind power and and Anti-Over Charge barrier (i thinks that big talk for a Resistor, right?)i'm thinking of doing an instructable on it after i"m done,i will give you proper credits in it. Help, Jean-Michel Baribault

Asked by Foehammer358 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


fun game that gives you ideas

Ok i got this idea from another website but it seemed like an awsome idea so i decided to try and get people to play it here... ok this is how it works someone will ask a question on what to make with the materials they have i.e. " what can i make with a pair of old jeans?" and then the next person answers the question or someone elses earlier asked question and then the person who answered can ask a question... and so on and so forth so yah it sounds like fun doesnt it lets play what can i make with a whole bunch of those toilet paper rolls?

Posted by skatergirlcat 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Laser Harp

Link to buy the plans to make your own (would be cool for the Robot Challenge, i am thinking about it) March 6, 2008 Stephen Hobley saw Jean Michael Jarre play his highly theatrical Laser Harp live 22 years ago and vowed he’d build one just like it. He’s just ironed out the bugs and you can see him play it here. Whatsmore, he has detailed the entire construction process on the Internet. He reckons anyone can build one for under US$600 after purchasing his US$19 Laser Harp Plans and Source Code.

Posted by laminterious 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What do I do with a random pile of stuff? Answered

I have this pile of random stuff i just collected but have no idea what to do with it. Here's what I have: bubblewrap, jeans,  plaid shorts, cardboard, newspaper, coins, key, embellishments from a pair of pants, bobby pins, ribbon, stickers, small tin, Q-tips, rubber duck, silly bands, plain CDs, embroidery floss, beads,  foam clown nose, paint, paintbrush, glue, tape, markers, milk jug, soda can, sweater, hemp cord, construction paper, some seashells, eletrical tape, leather cord ,a 4 foot tall plastic tube,  and tootsie rolls.That is the longest sentence i ever wrote. If you have an idea of what  to do with any of this write a comment.

Asked by eternalwind 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Does anyone have the instruction sheet with music for Mattel's Magical Musical Thing which came out in 1978?

After several moves we lost, found, lost, &  just recently found again our Mattel's Magical Musical Thing, we unfortunately we have completely lost the instructions for it.  It uses a 9-V square battery.  It has different colored and numbered buttons on the face, both upper and lower on a blue body.  I have found the instrument on the internet but can't find the instruction booklet nor music for it. All of your help will be deeply appreciated. Thank you very much, Jean P.S. I have pix, I just need to figure out how to get them off my new phone, if you need them please let me know.

Asked by Jeany852 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


"Dyeing" to know?

I was wondering if any one has some good ideas to help me with an annoying problem if it can be helped. I like to on occasion get used jeans like pants est and colour them using the ready to dye from a box. I pour the contents in to a large pot, add water, add an article of clothing and simmer for an hour or more. Then I rinse it under cold water and dry. After I wear the thing, it comes time for it to get washed, I notice a lot of colour bleeds out in to the water again. It doesn’t seem to change the intensity of the colour job but I was wondering if there’s a way of making the colour bleed less when I wash my article of clothing. Am I missing something? Should I do a salt bath after I dye the clothing? Just that the instructions say it has every thing in the powder. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by Treasure Tabby 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


The Best of Instructables at Austin Maker Faire

In rough chronological order, here's the best of Austin Maker Faire from Instructables perspective:Hanging out with Bilal for the whole weekend.Seeing Alexis and NublabsChecking out a bag made from old jeans complete with Instructables patch.Watching big stacks of The Best of Instructables and people buying them.Meeting Sfeine (and a bunch of other members, I didn't take photos of!).Hearing ArcAttack play the Imperial Match, Super Mario Bros., and Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Giant Tesla Coils.Writing ridiculous notes all over our booth.Making the squeamish literally jump with fright when they noticed Mouse Mouse.Massaging and being massaged by Bilal to play a fighting game with the Massage Me Jacket.Convincing RocketScientist2015 to work the booth, so I could have a break.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


INSULATION.. Any way to make ATTIC and WALL INSULATION with recycle Items ???

Anyone knows any way of making cheap or free attic and wall insulation from recycle items? I know of a company that makes it out of recycle shreaded jeans. But then with what will I shread them and what will I wear after shreading them?...lol It will cost me Over $600.00 for a 30x60 ft attic and thats the cheapest being on sale now at Lowes and Home Depot installing it myself. The spray on foam insulation cost an arm and a leg.. Then again I will need them for making my other projects.. haha. I'm sure someone out there knows a way of making it or may have an idea of makin it with recycle material.. thanks.. This will be a a cool experiment or may I say a warm one.. =- }

Asked by PitStoP 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago