A few weeks ago I had my first experience trying to take in the waist of pants. I was a little reluctant to start the task, having never done it before, so I started researching. I found a lot of different techniques. Some required you taking part of the pants apart, and getting out the seam ripper more than I have to just doesn’t seem like a good idea. So, I kept looking till I found two options for taking in the waist that were the quick, easy, and look great. Plus, with both ways you can easily let them back out later if you gain weight or need to re-adjust.
Easy way to take in the waist of pants (No cutting, No Machine)
How to Take in Jeans at the Waist
The pants I was working on were heavier jeans, and did prove to be a little tricky to sew on my machine. I haven’t perfected sewing with denim yet, and my stitches don’t look as good as I would like. One day if I ever get the hang of sewing through that kind of thickness I will let you know, but until then I do the best I can.
Have you taken in pants before? What about sewing with denim, any tips you would like to share?