The Easiest and Trendiest Way to Tighten Oversized Jeans

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Have you got a pair of jeans that you love, but they’re too big for you around the waist?

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a clever and stylish way to tighten them to the size you want.

The best thing about this hack is that it doesn’t involve any sewing - all you need are two ribbons. Let me show you what you need to do!

Tools and materials:

  • Oversized jeans
  • Ribbons
Oversized jeans

Adding ribbon to jeans

1. Insert ribbon

Thread a ribbon through two of the belt loops.

Tying knot

2. Tie knot

Then, tie the ribbon to make a knot. How tight you make the knot should be how much you want to take the jeans in by on one side.

Tying bows

3. Tie bows

Then, tie two bows to make a cute ribbon bow.

Tying ribbon

4. Repeat

Repeat the process on the other side of your jeans.

The easiest and trendiest way to tighten oversized jeans

The easiest and trendiest way to tighten oversized jeans

Here is the finished look! The bow ribbons on either side have tightened the jeans, so now they fit perfectly.

They also add a really nice design element as well, I love how the long ribbon tails hang down the jeans.

I went for two ribbons in the same color, but if you want to make it look a bit more quirky, you could opt for two ribbons in different colors.

For another cool hack, check out You’ve never seen a jean upcycle like this.

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Suggested materials:
  • Oversized jeans
  • Ribbons

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