How to Take in the Waist of Jeans by Hand Without a Sewing Machine
What’s sewing on guys? Here we’re going to teach you how to take in the waist of jeans by hand. That’s right; this is how to take in your jeans waist without using a sewing machine.
If you're like us, and you have a lot of issues finding jeans that fit you perfectly, then this hack is for you! It is a great quick fix for tightening your denim waist and easily downsizing your jeans. We hope you enjoy it!
1. Mark where to alter
To start, use tailor's wax as your marker.
Squeeze the back of the jeans together, adjusting it to how tight you want it to be, and then make a mark on both sides so that you know where you will be altering it.
2. Connect the lines
Then draw a V shape connecting the two marks.
3. Sew the jeans
Start stitching at the top of the denim just beside the belt loop. Bring the thread over the back to the line that you marked.
Then, thread it through again below the first thread you made and keep doing this until you get to the bottom of the V.
4. Pull the thread
Next, pull the thread through all the way from the top. This can be a bit hard to do, but you got this! Pulling the thread like this will cause it to disappear and be gathered by the belt loop.
5. Tie the thread
Bring the thread back through the inside of the jeans, looping it and tying a knot.
Now that you have completed one side, repeat the process on the opposite side.
How to take in the waist of jeans by hand
Here we have our finished altered jeans. As you can see, they were much bigger at the beginning, with lots of extra room around the waist.
After doing the super-simple alteration using only three materials, the jeans fit perfectly.
This is an amazing hack that everyone should know! You’ll never have to worry about finding the right size jeans in a store ever again.
- Oversized jeans
- Tailor's wax
- Thick thread
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