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Can anyone help with a sewing question? Trousers and buttons

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AdditionalCharacter · 08/09/2020 10:56

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 · 08/09/2020 11:31

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 · 08/09/2020 11:40

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 · 08/09/2020 11:43

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

JoanJosephJim · 08/09/2020 11:43

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 · 08/09/2020 11:44

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 · 08/09/2020 11:50

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 · 08/09/2020 13:08

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 · 08/09/2020 13:52

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

EasilyDeleted · 08/09/2020 13:57

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

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