How to Make the Waist Bigger on Jeans

How to Make the Waist Bigger on Jeans

If your favorite pair of jeans has become too small in the waist, don't despair and definitely don't get rid of them. Instead, be a smarty pants and alter the waistband to fit again even without advanced sewing skills.

What you'll need:

  • Seam ripper
  • Measuring tape
  • Piece of matching denim
  • Sewing machine with a 18/110 needle
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washable marker
  • Pins

Check the FREE Tutorial HERE

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Many thanks for the tutorial for altering waists in jeans. This is something I have been battling with for a long time.