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Can anyone help with a sewing question? Trousers and buttons

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AdditionalCharacter Tue 08-Sep-20 10:56:14

DS2 needs to wear smart trousers for school. He cannot do the button (low muscle tone/dyspraxia) so I need a quick fix. He is too tall for normal school trousers so I've had to buy man sized ones.

Any ideas? Was thinking Velcro but not sure how long that's last or how good that'd be on a waist band

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Time40 Tue 08-Sep-20 11:31:46

I think Velcro would work. It does last. It's grippy stuff, so I'd give some to your DS to try pulling apart first, just to make sure it's not too strong for him. Otherwise, you could perhaps try magnetic fasteners?

FatCatThinCat Tue 08-Sep-20 11:40:45

You can get tools that help people who have problems with buttons. Can't remember what they're called though. I'll see if I can find it in my catalogue.

FatCatThinCat Tue 08-Sep-20 11:43:01

It's called a button hook and you can make one yourself if you think he'd cope with it. If not, velcro it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=69x2-jYtcS4&ab_channel=TeletonUSA

JoanJosephJim Tue 08-Sep-20 11:43:29

What about a snap fastner?

Looks like a flat disc and opens like a press stud.

I use them when I sew things like fabric glasses cases. Mine are plastic but you can get metal ones and you can do it very easily with the tool that comes with it.

JoanJosephJim Tue 08-Sep-20 11:44:57

When I said you can do it, I meant it comes with a tool that puts it onto the clothing, after that it just snaps open, but it is the same design as a press stud so it depends if he can manage that.

ohflipit Tue 08-Sep-20 11:50:54

Unfortunately out of stock at the moment but Marks and Spencer's so an adaptive range for kids with autism so the trousers look smart but no buttons. They do up to age 17/18. Hopefully more stock in soon.

AdditionalCharacter Tue 08-Sep-20 13:08:40

Will give the Velcro a go then. Was thinking a magnetic faster, but that is probably a bit too,optimistic.

I looked at the M&S stuff, but DS is too tall for it at 6 foot.

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StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Tue 08-Sep-20 13:52:26

Can he wear a belt? An elastic one with a hook fastener perhaps?

EasilyDeleted Tue 08-Sep-20 13:57:42

My son (also dyspraxic) has the ones with the flat metal hook.

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