July 20, 2012

Fix: Gaping Jeans


Ever had a pair of jeans that gaped at the back waistband? This gaping and indecent knicker showing was driving me slowly insane. I recently solved this problem by using bias binding (2.5cm wide) to sew a casing to the back waistband before inserting 2cm wide elastic and securing at each end with stitching. I used red thread on top and navy thread in the bobbin so the stitching blends in.

Simple! Now, why hadn't I thought of this sooner...

L x

4 comments:

  1. A great alteration - your choice of red dots just makes me smile.

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  2. that's a great idea, thanks for sharing! And it's a perfect way to use up scraps of beautiful fabric

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  3. That is a fabulous idea and something that happens to me all the time. ( Big thighs small waist :-) )

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