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Explanation: Just a variant to capture a bit of the action that goes into ripping it off, if that takes any effort at all. It doesn't suggest the cloth is being ripped, just the thread.
You see this sort of spelling now and then, with extra letters.
The most noise wd be made by the sucking of air caused by the lifting and falling of the cloth as the threads are broken (one thread in many windings)-- that would be 'Pop'! One thread alone tied to a hard and unyielding surface -- 'snap'!
Well, the jacket is fabric (not leather), and pretty old at that. Not sure about the buttons, though. I can only tell that they are rather beautiful, what with the idea of using one as a gift. Does it matter, anyway? It's the thread that produces the sound, I believe, whatever the button.
Thank you people for all your suggestions. As for the mood of the action - no, there is no violence in it at all. The character just rips a button off his friend's jacket since they have decided to use it as a gift for the local savages. The mood should be humorous rather than dramatic. Yes, I believe it should be something like the sound of the thread breaking, and I don't think it should be too strong (no fabric ripped or whatever). I kind of like that 'ping!' Suzan has suggested. Does it fit the context well enough?