View Full Version : Belt loop removal?

08-25-2009, 12:18 PM
I was wondering if the seamstress at my dry cleaners should be able to remove the belt loops from my American Living charcoal gabardine dress trousers. If so, how expensive do you think this might be?

08-25-2009, 12:54 PM
If the loops are sewn to the waist band, you should be able to do it yourself with a very sharp knife.

08-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Use a seam ripper.

08-25-2009, 01:27 PM
I have been wondering about this, is it likely that there will be marks showing where the loops were?

08-25-2009, 02:37 PM
No - unless you grab a magnifying glass. I've removed many a belt loop from my pants and skirts with a seam ripper, and its never a problem.

08-25-2009, 02:39 PM
I've done it on a couple pairs of pants with a seam ripper. If you pay someone to do it, I wouldn't pay more than $10.

08-25-2009, 02:39 PM
No marks. I've had numerous belt loops removed, moved and replaced on trousers. It's something that any competent tailor can do (indeed, if you trousers have a center rear loop, this process is mandatory to alter the waist).

08-25-2009, 02:44 PM
If belt loops can be removed, can side button adjusters be added as well? I'm wondering as I'm not too keen on braces, but I'd prefer button adjusters to a belt on my smarter suits. Is it possible to add these once the belt loops are gone or is this too much work?

08-25-2009, 03:45 PM
Only if you could find the fabric to make them out of.

08-26-2009, 01:17 AM
Only if you could find the fabric to make them out of.
So if I found suitable elastic would I be able to fasten them on somehow?

08-26-2009, 05:08 AM
The elastic is no problem. I believe Dinerman is referring to suitable fabric to match the garment to make the side fastners from.

This is an example with a buckle adjustment.

08-26-2009, 08:40 AM
Maybe avedwards is referring to a Daks style side tab.


08-26-2009, 08:44 AM
Yes Tomasso, exactly that is what I am referring to. Can they be put onto trousers which formerly had belt loops?