My son is very tall but very thin, so I often find myself buying pants that are too big for him in the waist but fit him in the length. I’ve also been fortunate to receive a lot of hand-me-downs. Unfortunately, a lot of these pants came without belt loops, so I can’t use a belt for them. Has anyone come up with an easy way to tighten pants that don’t have loops!? Looking for something that doesn’t require a permanent fix like sewing.
My first suggestion is to only buy pants with adjustable-waist elastic you can pull tighter and button (those were the only pants that would fit my slender daughter when she was younger).
If we’re talking about pants you already own and they have belt loops, you can try Donna’s easy parent hack: thread a length of sewing elastic through two belt loops and knot it to cinch the waistband.
No belt loops? Try using sturdy elastic mitten clips to tighten the waistband on soft pants.
Does anyone else have a good pants-tightening hack for Amanda?
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