How to Stretch Jeansby Josienita Borlongan
People tend to outgrow things, especially during growth spurts and weight gains. This may result in a change in dress sizes, making it harder to fit into their clothes, especially jeans. Some clothing materials are easier to adjust or stretch than others. For example, rayon materials are more elastic than denims or corduroys. Another added factor is the style jeans. Jeans made with garters on the waistline can easily stretch without any alteration; however, those made without garters are harder. Denim jeans can be expensive; therefore, rather than buying new ones people look into ways to stretch them.
Items you will need
- Spray bottle
- Lukewarm water
Dampen and Wear Method
Get a spray bottle and fill it up with lukewarm water.
Spray the waist and hip areas with water.
Put the jeans on, close the buttons and pull up the zipper. It may be a bit of a struggle in the beginning; however, you should be able to pull the zipper up with a little bit of wiggling and by inhaling deeply.
Do some stretching exercises while wearing the jeans. Keep the jeans on for a full day.
Sleep with your jeans on. The longer you wear them on, the looser they become.
Forearm Stretch Method
Place your jeans inside a washer. Set the washer in regular wash cycle.
Wait for the rinsing stage to finish. Take the jeans out of the washing machine; do not dry.
Button the jeans and close the zipper.
Place your forearms with each elbow against one side of the waistline.
Push the waistline with your elbows as if you are doing chest exercises. Do this for about five minutes. Be careful not to hurt your arms in the process. This process can stretch the jeans up to an inch.
Push and Pull Method
Dampen jeans, misting with a spray bottle filled with lukewarm water.
Put the jeans on the floor.
Put one foot inside the jeans and stand on one side of the waistline.
Pull up the other side of the waist and stretch it as far up as possible.
Check if you can fit inside the jeans without struggling. Do not overdo this so that it becomes too big.
- Insert a wooden plank cut to the desired size to stretch the jeans after spraying them in lukewarm water.