Sewing Therapy Tips & Tricks | How To Downsize The Waist

Welcome back to Sewing Therapy! I’m, Sara.

Today, we’re tackling an interesting and very useful project: downsizing the waist of a pair of pants, from the front. While waist alterations from the back are more common, there are certain times when a front alteration is called for, like this one! The back of these pants has an elastic waistband, making the front a simpler choice for alteration. I’ve already completed one side for a quick Instagram reel, so let’s get started on the other side.

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I used remnant fabrics from my shop

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LDH Scissors and thread snip

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I hope you found this tutorial helpful for adjusting your pants from the front. Join me next time for more sewing tips and tricks. Until then, 안녕!

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