How to Alter Pants Tutorial – Fix A Saggy Crotch

The thought of learning how to alter pants can feel overwhelming and daunting. Pants can be the most involved piece of garment to alter just because our bodies vary so much and it can take multiple points to get the right fit.

I can assure you, with a little practice, you can even find yourself looking forward to sewing patterns for pants and jeans!

If you’re looking for a quick and dirty way to learn how to fix saggy pants, I’ve got you.

Disclaimer: If you are a professional, tailor, or otherwise nit picky about technique. Do not watch this video. 

I am using a quick and dirty method to teach people how to alter pants without a lot of fuss. I made this tutorial specifically for those who want to fix their pants and keep it moving. There is not one lick of professional technique to be seen here, lol!

But, your booty will look nice and perky with a better fitting pair of pants!

One mo’ gin for the people in the back: see bolded print above.

Alright! Now that housekeeping is out of the way. Let’s learn how to alter pants and fix that unsightly saggy crotch!

Enjoy the video!

6 replies on “How to Alter Pants Tutorial – Fix A Saggy Crotch”

    • For denim, I would recommend actually picking the inseam out first and then making the adjustment. That cross seam under the crotch is very bulky and it may not look as clean.

      However, you can try it and see if you like the look. Just don’t cut out any excess until you’re sure that you like the look.

  • You are a great explainer and your video and instructions are very clear. I myself was a very nit picky sewer for years and wouldn’t have properly appreciated your “quick and dirty” method. Then I started stitching and altering costumes for theater. The costume designer not only believes in “quick and dirty” – working with her showed me that really it’s the only practical way to work. Otherwise you get bogged down in method and you never actually get anything accomplished.

    So YOU ARE RIGHT!! I’ll be back looking at more stuff. I like your styles as well.

    • Thank you so much! There’s definitely a time to be more technical and there are times when it’s perfectly ok to be quick about it as long as the quality is there!

  • That is exactly the quick-and-dirty technique I needed!! I have several pairs of shorts that I like to wear around the house during our hot summers, but they droop and my thighs chafe (sorry, TMI). I didn’t want to spend a lot of time fixing them. This is perfect!! Thank you so much!!

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