Stretching jeans is something that we all may have to do at some point in our denim lives. Yet no matter how many jeans I’ve stretched out over the years and learned a few tricks along the way. Below, I walk you through the best ways to stretch out your jeans.
Ready? Let’s go!
Stretch Your Jean’s Waist – How to Make Jeans Waist Bigger
Extending the waist of your jeans is something that most of us are familiar with. Here is how you can solve that problem simply and quickly.
Here is DenimBlog’s 3 step process – water, wearing and stretching.
👍 Rule of Thumb Jeans that used to fit perfectly can be saved with a little water and a little work!
How to Stretch Jeans Calves
Your waist isn’t the only culprit when you jeans have gotten to tight. If you have large calves, finding a good fit can be impossible.
Stretch the denim around your calves
You can do this by wearing the jeans while wet or finding something (think bowling pin) slightly larger than your leg and putting it inside the wet pant leg. Both methods work, though only one is a work out.
How to Stretch Jeans Length
Another class problem for taller people, how do I make my jeans longer? If your inseam is longer that 32″ then you know what I’m talking about.
Since denim is such a durable and moldable fabric, you’re in luck. While your jeans are wet, simply grab them by the waist and cuff and then pull apart quickly with some force. Repeat this at least 5 times, then dry.
How To Make Jeans Bigger with Sewing
I also recommend the stretching method, since it requires no skill and just a set of hands. For more adventurous denim wearers, the following idea might be a little more interesting. Consider yourself warned!!
The basic idea is that you split the waistband of the jeans, inserting another piece of fabric into the split. The process itself is a little more involved than this article, so check the link below if you’re interested.
Extend Your Waistband Tutorial
Wrapping Up on Stretching your Jeans
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