Easy Pants Hair Tie Hack

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Hi everyone! How are you?

Today, I've got a quick and easy pants hair tie hack to turn your pants into joggers.

Tools and materials:

  • Pants or jeans
  • 4 covered hair ties
Pants hair tie hack

It takes less than a minute to go from straight leg or boot cut pants like these to a cuffed jogger look.

If your pant legs are too long, it’s a practical way to keep them clean as well.

Hair ties

1. Hair ties

Grab a couple of covered hair ties that fit comfortably around your lower leg.

You don’t want them to be too tight and cut off your circulation!

Putting hair elastics around ankles

2. Put them on

Wear the hair ties around your ankle. Slide one tie a couple of inches above your ankle bone.

Tucking jeans

3. Start the tuck

Pull your pants leg down and grab the top tie through your pants.

Tucking jeans

4. Keep on tucking

Fold the hem of your pants under the top tie.

Completing the tuck

5. Complete the tuck

Adjust the tucked pants leg so it’s even all the way around.

Stop here if you want or take it a stage further.

Making a cuff

6. Make a cuff

For a cuffed look, slide the lower hair tie over the tucked edge of your pants.

Making a cuff

Slide it about an inch up the pants leg and pull the bottom edge out. 

Making a cuff

Pants hair tie hack

Repeat on the other leg and you have a neatly cuffed pair of pants that look just like joggers.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Next, check out my post on How to DIY a Super Cozy Belted Poncho.

Suggested materials:
  • Pants or jeans
  • 4 covered hair ties

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  • Shane Shane on Jun 05, 2023

    I used to do this in1975 - when I worked in the Cotton Mills and I did not want my pants dragging the floor while I worked!!! Only I use strings from my supplies at work!!!

    Therefore this is definitely nothing new for me!!!

  • Paula Bois-Brady Paula Bois-Brady on Jun 06, 2023

    People with circulation problems should avoid this. Elastic headbands can be used to customize for your ankle circumference.