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fittted jeans – how to enlarge waistb…

Theresa_Thompson | Posted in Fitting on

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I bought new jeans at the start of the summer for school – but now I have
a problem with the waistband being too tight around my son’s middle. The
hips fit fine. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to enlarge the
waistband? I am thinking of changing the fitted waistband to an elastic waistband (at the back) by cutting the waistband and adding a piece of denim and then inserting elastic – but I am not sure if the jean material (under the waistband – the back of the jean) will stretch – or if I will ruin the jeans. Any suggestions – either on how to do the above – or any alternate ways to enlarge the waistband would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Elona_Masson | | #1

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    You can unpick the back waistband from side seam to side seam, then cut it, open it up, and seam in a matching piece long enough to accomodate your son's waist (plus a little extra, since most boys like the bands a bit loose, anyhow). Depending on your son's age, this would probably be more successful than adding elastic at the back, which would make the rear a bit poochy. Little tiny boys don't really notice that, but older ones do.

    1. karen_morris_ | | #2

      *yes, i was wondering his age, too. my 13-yr-old is incredibly picky, and has been for awhile....this sounds like a good solution.

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