JEANS PANTS ALTERATION

Stretchy Woman Jeans

Jeans Pants Alteration: can be such a conundrum. We want them to fit snugly all over, but too often they fit just right in the hips and legs, only to gape at the waist. Luckily, there is a solution — and it doesn’t involve a belt. (Though knowing how to Do It Yourself belt loops isn’t such a bad idea.) With a little at-home alteration, that so-so pair of jeans is about to fit precisely the way you want.

JEANS PANTS ALTERATION

Sexy Pink Jeans

Start by carefully removing the belt loop at the center back of your jeans. Set that aside, since you’ll replace it after you make your alterations. Now, there are two options for trying on jeans: inside- or right-side out. Either way is excellent, and you’ll want to pin how much you need to take out, making sure not to lose any pins when you take the jeans off. Don’t make the waist super-tight during this step, as you want to be able to move comfortably. A good test: once you have your fabric pulled in where you want to pin, sit down, and make sure there’s still enough leeway in the waist.

JEANS PANTS ALTERATION

HOW TO MAKE ORIGINAL JEANS HEM

Original Hem Jeans

Using a contrasting thread and a hand bastes stitch, trace the amount you want to take off the waist. It’s typical to stitch in a wedge shape, tapering at about 3 to 4 inches down the center back seam. Your adjustment could be different though, depending on how much you plan to remove.

How to Tailoring & Alteration sewing Original Hem Jeans

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