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This guide will teach you how to downsize the waistband of a pair of jeans without sewing.

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  1. While wearing the jeans, pinch the excess fabric at the center of the backside of the waistband.
    • While wearing the jeans, pinch the excess fabric at the center of the backside of the waistband.

    • Ironing to remove jeans of all wrinkles can help measure the alteration more accurately.

  2. Keeping the excess fabric pinched, place two highlighter marks at the point where you with the waist to touch.
    • Keeping the excess fabric pinched, place two highlighter marks at the point where you with the waist to touch.

    • Once done, remove the jeans and lay them flat with the front side up.

  3. Locate the points on the seam directly below the two highlighter marks. Using the seam ripper or a pair of scissors, break the two seams to loosen the lining along the fabric.
    • Locate the points on the seam directly below the two highlighter marks.

    • Using the seam ripper or a pair of scissors, break the two seams to loosen the lining along the fabric.

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  5. Starting from where one of the seams is broken, cut up the waistband, stopping just before reaching the top. Repeat this process for the other broken seam point. Repeat this process for the other broken seam point.
    • Starting from where one of the seams is broken, cut up the waistband, stopping just before reaching the top.

    • Repeat this process for the other broken seam point.

  6. Measure and cut out a strip of elastic that is slightly smaller than the distance between the two cuts on the waistband. Measure and cut out a strip of elastic that is slightly smaller than the distance between the two cuts on the waistband.
    • Measure and cut out a strip of elastic that is slightly smaller than the distance between the two cuts on the waistband.

  7. Attach a safety pin onto each end of the elastic strip.  Using the safety pin, attach one end of the elastic strip to the waistband directly outside of one of the cuts.
    • Attach a safety pin onto each end of the elastic strip. 

    • Using the safety pin, attach one end of the elastic strip to the waistband directly outside of one of the cuts.

  8. Slip the free end of the elastic strip into the nearest cut.  Push the elastic strip along the waistband through the other cut using the safety pin as an aid.
    • Slip the free end of the elastic strip into the nearest cut. 

    • Push the elastic strip along the waistband through the other cut using the safety pin as an aid.

    • You might need to cut out the tag if the safety pin cannot be pushed through. Cut the thread on both sides of the tag to remove the label.

  9. Similar to the process in step 6, attach the elastic strip just outside of the cut using the remaining safety pin.
    • Similar to the process in step 6, attach the elastic strip just outside of the cut using the remaining safety pin.

    • Be careful not to stick the safety pin all the way through the jeans. The pin should only go through the inside layer of the waistband.

  10. Adjust the excess fabric until it is laying as flat as you can get it.
    • Adjust the excess fabric until it is laying as flat as you can get it.

    • Double check that all the safety pins are properly closed.

終わりに

To change the size again you can use a looser or tighter elastic band. If a more permanent fix is required, sewing in place of the safety pins is a possible, but more challenging fix. Please note that because of where the cuts are made you will not be able to alter the size drastically the second time you alter them.

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