Get Rid Of The Gap In Your Jeans With A Small, Elastic Strip

Get Rid of the Gap in Your Jeans With a Small, Elastic Strip

A good pair of jeans can be hard to find. One common fitting complaint is the gap that sticks out at the waistline. To fix this, sew a small piece of elastic to the back of your jeans.

Picture: I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Jeans sometimes fit at the hips, but then they gap at the waistline. Website I Am Momma explains how to fix this with a small piece of elastic and some sewing skills. She uses a 15cm piece of elastic, about 1cm thick:

I started at the middle and sewed to the end using a zigzag stitch. As I sewed I pulled the elastic quite tightly while I let the denim layer feed through the machine normally. Then I did the same thing again. I started in the middle and sewed to the other edge. This made it so that the elastic was centred and I didn't stitch through the belt loops on the other side. Lastly I did one stitch in the middle, also making sure not to stitch through the belt loops.

As you can see from her photos, the elastic creates a small bunch in the back of your jeans, eliminating the gap altogether. For more detail, check out her full post.

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    But they probably have belt loops.. Why not use I dunno wear a belt?

      Occurred to me as well - original article mentions they don't want the bulk of the belt for some reason.

        My advice would be just find a less bulky belt :P

        But uh yeah, I dunno I just see it as potentially stuffing up a nice pair of jeans heh.

      There's also the problem of belt loops not solving the problem for many women. The gap is between the buns. The belt loops tend to be directly above the widest part of each bun, not at the centre, between them, where you need it to be if a belt is going to solve the problem. What you get when you belt pants like this is a very awkward beltline that hugs your waist in the middle, ABOVE the waistline of the pants, which still sticks out, below the belt. I'm a veteran of this particular clothing war. Other solutions are installing another belt loop in the centre (so many women have this issue, it's mind boggling that pants don't come like this from the manufacturer) and putting tuck darts in that area to pull the waist in between the buns.

    Put on some weight?

      Doesn't work for those of us whose weight accumulates on the hips. In fact, it makes the problem even worse!

    I notice a lot of girls don't like wearing belts, but boy do belt loops without a belt make guys look like they can barely dress themselves.

      I would say it makes me a better dresser. I mean I'm so pro I don't even need all the parts. Just give me some jeans, some underwear and a stapler and I'm good to go.

        I'm so pro I don't even need all the partsMy tired Friday-afternoon brain read that as "I don't even need pants.", thanks for the (if unintentional) laugh.

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