removing back pocket stitching

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  1. raley

    raley Senior member

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    I'm sure this is a relatively simple process, but does anyone know how to go about removing back pocket stitching from jeans (they are my girlfriend's jeans from Express, the wash is actually quite nice but the back pocket stitching is a bit too... prevalent... for my taste)?
     
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    headtowall Senior member

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    I would think a seam ripper would work fine. You can get one for like $2 at wal-mart.
     
  3. Metal Circus

    Metal Circus Senior member

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    The best way to do it is with a seam ripper. It's a lot more precise than fiddling with a knife or scissors. It looks like
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    and you use put the sharp part under the thread and push so the thread gets cut on sharpened curve. I'm probably overexplianing this. They're $1-3 at a fabric store or a department store. Heck, Target or Wal-Mart probably carry them.
     
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    Metal Circus Senior member

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    I knew I was overexplaining it!
     
  5. raley

    raley Senior member

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    Thanks a lot - the picture and description is very helpful. Easier than I thought it would be.
     
  6. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    I removed the stitching off my Nudies, it was actually much harder than I imagined.
     
  7. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    actually, the nudie stitching is a breeze. i think it is a single-overlock stitch, so if you just rip the thread from the back, the stitching all pops out-----i couldn't find my seam ripper, so i did it with a dull pen-knife. [​IMG]
     
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    Who's jeans is it? You wear the same size as your girlfriend?
     
  9. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    actually, the nudie stitching is a breeze. i think it is a single-overlock stitch, so if you just rip the thread from the back, the stitching all pops out-----i couldn't find my seam ripper, so i did it with a dull pen-knife.

    Dammit, it took me hours of, like, neuroscopic-surgery to do it, and even then it didn't come out very well. Ohs wells.
     
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    Is that ring from a snuff can?
     
  11. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Negative. It is from a leather tray-style change purse.
     
  12. raley

    raley Senior member

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    Who's jeans is it? You wear the same size as your girlfriend?

    Oh, yeah I'm pretty much trying to convert her over to the premium denim side. She is definitely much smaller than me [​IMG] so I am just "helping" convert her tastes over to something more along the lines of mine.
     

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