Hi guys! Its 2 days to the end of 2017! Not like you don’t already know but I’m super excited for what’s to come in 2018. I hope your preparation for the New Year is in full gear. Anyway so on my Instagram story  I made a DIY video (see this is why you need to follow me,lol. You can do that by clicking here @ayoyinka_). So I asked at the end if people wanted me to put it up on the blog and I got responses to do so. So here it is.

What you need

An elastic waist band

A pair of scissors

Needle and thread (optional)

2 Safety pins

A pair of over-sized jeans

So what you want to do is to set the distance you want the 

band to cover, like I did below.

Try to make sure that the band is symmetrical (left  and right) measuring it from the middle.

So once you’ve done that, mark the end points on your jeans

of the band. Then you want to make an incision on both ends where you marked on the jeans, more like pockets using your scissors or whatever you’re comfortable with, so the band can go in. Be careful not to cut through to the back so you don’t let everyone into our little secret (lol).

So now that you’ve set your distance, cut your band shorter than that distance (like 3/4 of the distance). Cutting it shorter give the band the space to do its work which is to expand and retract, if it is the exact length then it does not make much difference.

Once that is done, attach the safety pin to both ends of the band; this makes it easy to pull out the band on the other end of the hole once you insert it into the first hole. You can use your scissors to push/pull it out.

Once it comes out at the other end, attach the safety pin to your jean (be careful not to let the pin come out all the way through to the back). Do this for both ends.

You’re almost done. Try it on to see if it fits, if it doesn’t fit as much as you want it, all you have to do is cut the band shorter so it can expand more. Once you’re done. You can decide sew the band to your jeans or just leave it as safety pin.

Thank you for reading!

If you enjoyed this and would/have tried this out please let me know in the comment section.

If you’d like more DIY tutorial from me let me know as well.

Till next time


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