Pants are to big

on Mar 20, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

I have lost weight since last spring / summer. I have pants that are a bit big around the waist. Any tips on what I can do that's an easy fix? I don't know how to sew or do anything like that. So either I try something simple at home or a pay a bit and get them tailored. Any tips?

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Suggestions on Mar 20, 2015 @ 02:22 pm

I have three suggestions for you.

1- Take them to a trusted seamstress to see if she can help you.

2- Donate them to charity.

3- Bring them to a consignment shop where you will be given store credit towards clothing they have in their store. You'll be helping someone else and in turn you might be able to find some new clothing for you.

I hope that I've been able to help you somehow!

Take care and keep smiling! :-)


I don't have any DIY tips but on Mar 20, 2015 @ 03:19 pm

If you are open to donating them, your local womens' shelter is a great place to do that. Often the women there have left with their kids and have nothing.
Just a suggestion, if you cannot fix them to fit.

Congratulations on your weight loss!

Pants on Mar 20, 2015 @ 09:46 pm

Belts are always your friend if they have loops. If you don't know how to sew, you can either get them tailored, wear a belt, or donate them. Like fredamans said, donating them to women's shelters are always a good idea. Other places like homeless shelters or thrift stores would take them, too.

Congrats on the weight loss!

pants on Mar 21, 2015 @ 12:04 am

A really quick and easy way is using a safety pin. You don't have to be an expert in sewing if you just grab some fabric from the inside belt and stitch it together to make it tighter. Otherwise a seamstress or donate them to charity. Congrats on your weight loss :)

Big Pants on Mar 21, 2015 @ 08:36 pm

I don't know if this will help but,do you have a friend who can sew?Every time my Daughter buys new pants,she has to have them hemmed or taken in the waistline.She always sends them to me to fix them for her.If they are too big in the waist it is better to take them in from the outside,meaning the Hip area.If you take them in on the inside,they may have a zipper which will make them a bit harder to take in.If you were handy to me,I would sew them for you .Hope this helps.

Thanks on Mar 22, 2015 @ 07:45 am

Thanks everyone I probably will get it fixed somewhere. I donate most of my clothes and I've only worse these pants once or twice so I'm not ready to give them away just yet. Thanks everyone!

congrats on Mar 23, 2015 @ 04:20 am

congratulations on your weight loss. great job.

alterations.. on Apr 09, 2015 @ 10:07 am

I have just noticed a neighbourhood sign offering alterations, which reminds me to offer this option may be avlbl in your neighbourhood as well...?
a possibility to check out - grocery store billboards often have these type of home based business offers - maybe even kijiji?

congrats! on Apr 09, 2015 @ 10:09 am

and I must add, it's a great wee problem to have! [noticeable weight loss]
Congrats! :)

Scarves on Apr 23, 2015 @ 08:17 pm

Scarves as belts are also fun and pretty, plus they keep your jeans snug :)

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