How to take in the waist of a pair of pants using elastic.

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>3/8" wide elastic cord (half the length of the original pants' waist)
>pair of pants that fit your hips but are too big in the waist

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.33 PMby SexyKolora

    Its really very useful, thank you.

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    Dec 9, 2009, 07.41 PMby jmz

    Great idea!! I lost weight (52 lbs.) and gone down quite a few sizes. For pants and shorts, still need to take in side seams and inseams, but I will definitlatly add this method to the adjustments. Though for a lot-of room pants, I may still need to do it the hard way, too.

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    Sep 2, 2009, 06.32 PMby jennasmommy

    Thanks! In the process of losing weight so I’ve been wondering what was the easiest way to take in my pants and shorts, this is perfect.

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    Aug 22, 2009, 02.56 PMby sewalshesq

    I love this. I would like to see this for pants without the channel too.

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    Aug 15, 2009, 03.22 AMby sarafinrci

    I had never thought of this. Thank you . I got into sewing because I love remaking my clothes. I shop at Goodwill and love to transform something. This is a great idea.

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    Jul 24, 2009, 08.35 PMby camilaustral

    i have done that with a couple of pants, but not that big, i did it so i won’t show my undies when i sit :P

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