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I am trying to sew pant inserts on a pair of too tight pants, getting stymied ?


I am trying to sew an insert on the outside hem of pants that are a little too tight. My fabric is a triangle shape & I am just trying to get the seams matched up correctly & wondering if there is someone out there that can help me, give a little instruction. I am stymied & already spent a long time working on this...thanks..

Ok, so you might not want bell bottom pants exactly, but this tutorial or this tutorial might help a bit if I'm understanding you correctly.  You can also find videos on how to do this and other tutorials.  Just run a search for "how to sew bell bottoms".
craftyv4 years ago
 Not enough info: I'm assuming that "outside hem" means the side seam down the outside of the leg. Also you mention that you have a triangle shape and are trying to fit it in.

In general "letting out" a pair of pants (to fit) means un-doing the seam and re-stitching. When pants are too tight they need an overall increase rather than a wedge as this will not sit right; Having said that however, a wedge shape does work in the back seam from waist to crotch at the "bum".  Obviously if there are pleats they could be let out. If you write again with more detail i'll be glad to be more specific.