Do you have a perfect pair of jeans that fit you everywhere but in the waistband and every time you sit down or bend over, you are selling major crack? Do you love those jeans? Do you wish that you could wear them more than one wear out of the dryer?
I have clarified the tutorial a little, so if you are a beginner sewer, please don't be shy, you can do this. Just take it slow and you should be fine.
First try on your jeans. Pull the side or the back to gauge how much waistband you could lose. Melissa needed to lose 3 inches of waistband, so I took in each side 1 1/2 inches, which will make sense later.
BTW, by now you should be covered head to toe in little thread pieces that you will find all over your house and your baby for weeks to come.
You're welcome for that.
You will want to take the front of the jean piece, and pin that piece in onto the back jean piece. For Melissa's I took 1 1/2 inches off each side, so I pinned the front piece 1 1/2 inches in from the back.
Now, sew a new seam right on top of your old stitch holes.
Then you need to take in your waist band, by folding in half and making a new seam that is 1/2 of the width of the width that you took in your actual jeans. I took in the jeans 1 1/2 inches on each side, so I took in the waist band on each side 3/4 inches.
Reattach your belt loop and you are good to go.