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Ever Wonder How to Taper Jeans???

Posted on December 15 2019

Ever Wonder How to Taper Jeans???

Do you have a pair of old jeans that you need to taper in order to give you a better fit in the lower leg?  Better yet, have you lost weight but do not want to get rid of those comfortable go to jeans you have been wearing? 

I am going to go over a few steps in order to taper jeans in the lower leg.  The best thing is, it's not that hard!

Step 1: Turn your jeans inside out so that you can make the necessary adjustments.

Step 2: You will want to start just under the knee and start drawing a line down to the bottom of the leg.  Mark a straight line where you want the jeans taken in.  *Make sure you leave enough room in the calf area as not to make them too tight. 

Step 4: You will want to use straight pins to pinch the fabric where you have marked your line. 

Step 3: Take the jeans off. Use a sewing machine to sew down the line you just marked.  Take the pins out as you go. 

Step 4: Trim the excess material off (the old seam). Leave 1/4 of an inch of material next to the new seam.  

You have now completed the taper of your jeans! Enjoy your new fit! 



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