Taper boot cut jeans to alter them. Do you really think any tapered pants have a 12 inch leg opening?
Any tailor should be able to fix that problem. Mauro , Apr 1, You can taper from the selvage seam or the felled inseam. The selvage seam is easier, but will increase the selvage 'band' by as much as you take the leg in.
Not a problem if you don't cuff, or if you do but don't care. Your local tailor will probably want to do it on the selvage side. I send my jeans elsewhere for a chainstitch hem afterwards. The selvage side is a single lockstitch, which you can see if you turn the jeans inside out and fold up the selvage flap. My tailor has basically started with the leg opening and and then tapered gradually up to about the knee. If you know the shrink-rate, I suggest doing this before you soak.
The factory stitch holes will be less visible after shrinking the jeans, and all the stitching will tighten up well. Don't alter before soak unless you're sure of what you want. The jeans can always be let back out. Full advertising rules can be found here. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the removal of a post you may contact the moderators.
This will guarantee you a mod reply. How to tag your submission with post flair. Simple Questions and General Discussion. List of Useful Inspo Albums. I am about to go the Tailor to taper my Levi's s and want to know exactly what I tell them in terms of making a tapered fit.
The s I have have a ridiculously large opening for the legs and just flood so I want to make sure I know what to ask. The ends of the jeans don't fit nicely around my leg and that's a bit annoying so I also wanted to ask how I measure how long I want the openings to be. When I got mine done I just said "I want these tapered pretty skinny".
It's completely up to you with how much you want them tapered. You shouldn't need to even tell them an actual measurement, just show them on the jeans themselves how tight you want it. If they're selvedge, taper them along the inseam Not Helpful 0 Helpful 5. You should taper both seams, so that the pants do not look and feel weird. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 8. If you are tapering your pants slim, first unpick the hem of your pants, iron the pants, draw and pin the tapering line all the way through your pants, and cut away the excess fabric.
Once you've sewn back your pants you can re-hem them with a neat hem that fits the new tapered cut. Not Helpful 10 Helpful If the jeans have top-stitched or flat-felled seams, you really can't unless you are an experienced seamstress.
Sometimes one side of the leg will have a regular seam. You can try pinning out some of the flare on that side to see if they will hang straight with only that one side taken in.
Otherwise, a tailor or seamstress will need to take the flare out of both sides and recreate the same style of original stitching. It's easy for an experienced sewer, you just need to weigh the cost and time expenditure vs a new pair of jeans.
Not Helpful 9 Helpful What kind of needle would I use for the machine, since the jeans I'm trying to taper are made of a thick fabric? Often the needles will say denim on the box as well.
Not Helpful 10 Helpful 9. A universal needle should work. However, if the denim is very thick, then you may want to use a heavy-duty needle. Make sure that you install new needle before you get started to ensure that it is sharp. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. You can use these instructions as a basic guide. However, use a pair of spandex and polyester pants as to outline the new seam on your pants instead of pinching the pants while wearing them.
How to convert tapered cotton slacks into men's shorts? Answer this question Flag as How do I alter pants that are extra large with an elastic waist band? Can I take up large leg pants from the crotch to the knees? Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Quick Summary To taper trouser legs, start by putting your trousers on inside out.
Apr 03, · You can taper from the selvage seam or the felled inseam. The selvage seam is easier, but will increase the selvage 'band' by as much as you take the leg in. Not a problem if you don't cuff, or if you do but don't care. May 30, · To taper jeans, start by putting on your jeans inside out and pinching around the calf or ankle area where you want the jeans to become more narrow. Next, use a fabric marker or chalk to mark lines on the area you want to take in, take the jeans off, and pin the fabric where you marked it%(5). Particularly if you want to shorten your jeans, you are going to want to bring the shoes you most plan to wear with them to the tailor to help the tailor mark the jeans at the right length. 4. Altering the length is a cinch. One of the easiest fixes that a tailor can make to a pair of jeans is shortening the length. There are two ways they can do it.