I told you a few weeks back that I had to buy new jeans. We didn’t discuss WHY I had to buy new jeans nor will we today. (Just wanted to clear that up!) Anyway, I showed you how I hemmed the jeans. It is fast easy way to hem, while maintaining the original hem. It’s pretty cool and if you didn’t see that post, check it out here. Little did I know, that is called a European Hem…fancy huh!?
Ok, so now that my jeans fit in the length, I had another problem. I have a big butt and I can not lie, have a lot of junk in my trunk, am shaped like a woman, do not like my jeans to be tight in my lower regions and yet when I have jeans that fit in my rear and thighs, they are too big at the waist. Got the idea???
So, I have an easy fix for you.
You need a few supplies:
Elastic, scissors, a safety pin, some fray check, sewing machine and thread.
Carefully cut a slit on both sides of the inside waistband of your pants. Be careful not to cut all the way through to the front of your pants.
Once you have it fed through all the way. Try on your pants and see how much elastic you need in there to give them a snug fit. Pull or loosen the elastic as much as need be, to get the proper fit.
Then, to secure the elastic into place, make a seam right near the slit. I back stitched several times to make sure the elastic would hold well. Do this near both slits.
Finally, use some fray check on the slits that you cut on both sides of your waistband.
This worked perfectly on my jeans! I’m not yanking them up all the time or worried about what people behind me may be seeing when I sit down.
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