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Topic: Does anyone know of any tutorials for taking in jeans (leg, hips, waist areas)?  (Read 659 times)
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« on: April 09, 2006 03:08:16 PM »

I have a couple pairs of jeans I'm in love with and haven't had long, but I've lost quite a bit of weight and they fall down on me ALL the time. I don't want to have to ditch them. I haven't been able to find any tutorials at all for this   Sad

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2006 07:20:45 AM »

If they aren't TOO huge, you can sew in the inside of ther legs and crotch so that the legs will be tight and the crotch will be low enough that they sit on your hips rather than your waist. Other than that, it's pretty hard to take in that part of jeans so I'd just cut them into skirts or something.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2006 01:01:13 PM »

No, they're not huge, just a size too big. I just didn't want to start hacking at them and put them in a worse state, since I'm rather new to sewing. Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2006 11:14:21 AM »

I hope this helps-

I had a pair of jeans I liked but were highwaisted. So I cut about two inches off (had to remove and resew the back pockets, but the front ones got eliminated) the waistband and tried them on. They were too big, and I hate darts, so I seam ripped the back middle seam (goes vertically up the butt) and tightened that to make the dart. I sewed on a new waistband in fun leopard print material, and voila! new pants.

So maybe that could work for you. I don't think it'll work for a massive change in the pants, but it did help. The butt-dart, thing that is.

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2006 11:53:31 PM »

No, they're not huge, just a size too big. I just didn't want to start hacking at them and put them in a worse state, since I'm rather new to sewing. Thanks Smiley

Have you tried tacking them on the sides or thought about doing this? That's as in tucking them in a vertical pinch to fit on or near each hip without the cutting. This way if you ever gain the weight you can simply cut the threads, and if you mess up on the sewing you can simply cut out the threads and redo it. I don't know if you can do the same technique with the other areas.
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