Pant Alterations Are THIS EASY and Take Under an Hour!!

Paola Gonzalez
by Paola Gonzalez
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Pant alterations are this easy and take under an hour.

Whether you’ve lost weight or found some oversized pants at a thrift store, altering them to fit you just right is simpler than you might have thought.

Follow along to see how to adjust your pants in 2 simple steps.

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Tools and materials: 

  • Oversized pants
  • Well-fitting pants
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine/needle and thread
Prepping pants

1. Prep and pin

Turn your pants inside out and lay them out.

Grab a pair of pants that fit you just right to help guide your alterations, and lay them out on top of the pants. 

Pinning pants

Pin along the inner pant legs to match the shape of your well-fitting pants.


2. Sew

Sew along the edges of the pinned fabric. Cut the excess fabric, and flip the pants right side out.

After: Easy pants alteration

Pant alterations are THIS EASY and take under an hour!!

How easy was that? I am so pleased with the finished product.

This alteration method will open up so many more options for you at thrift stores.

Give it a try and leave me a comment to let me know how it works out. 

Next, check out my  Genius No-sew Hack for Adjusting Waistband to Jeans.

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Suggested materials:
  • Oversized pants
  • Well-fitting pants
  • Pins
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