What is the easiest way to take in jeans at the waist?
Put on your jeans and pin the center back seam so that your center topstitching falls to one side. Pull the waistband snug and secure the excess with an extra-large safety pin. Continue to pinch out the excess fabric down the center back seam until there’s no more excess left to pin.
How do you take in the waist of pants without a sewing machine?
How do you tighten your waist without sewing?
Holding your pants on both sides at the top of your waist, pull them up then fold them inwards. If the pants aren’t too loose this will help them fit around your waist comfortably.
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