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Shinking waists

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
alot of you are talking about how to make your waist bands bigger but is there a way to shrink it significantly? i wear a belt but the waist is a little too big so like it crinkles up when i wear a belt
post #2 of 32
Thread Starter 
oh and i don't wanna take them into my tailor
post #3 of 32
Put whatever part of the jeans you want to shrink in very hot water (hotter than what comes out the washing machine, close to boiling hot). put it in the water for about 5-10 mins, then dry fully.
post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 
ok thank you!!! wait can i just boil water, and then put that water in like a container and put the waist of my jeans in the container? or do i have to put it directly in the boiling pot?
post #5 of 32
I'd just hold it in the pot, It's only 5mins.

Put soem vinegar in the water so you dont lose color
post #6 of 32
Thread Starter 
thank you guys!!!
post #7 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keri
I'd just hold it in the pot, It's only 5mins.

Put soem vinegar in the water so you dont lose color
I gotta try the vinegar thing.
But when I try to shrink jeans I actually put them in boiling water, and leave the water boiling (and I also keep the jeans in the pot for like 20 mins). But I use a huge pot.
post #8 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keri
I'd just hold it in the pot, It's only 5mins.

Put soem vinegar in the water so you dont lose color
That's what I've done before too, and it works pretty well.
post #9 of 32
How much do they shrink? I want to shrink the butt and thighs in my Cowgirl Destr, but I'm scared they might shrink too much.
post #10 of 32
I actually took a pic of shrinking the waist on my Joey Big-Ts(thought I was kind of funny) Anyone up for some TR soup!
http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ict00710ic.jpg
post #11 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by abergstrom81
I actually took a pic of shrinking the waist on my Joey Big-Ts(thought I was kind of funny) Anyone up for some TR soup!
http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ict00710ic.jpg
LOL!!!

Did you tape it inside of the cabinet or something?
post #12 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keri
Quote:
Originally Posted by abergstrom81
I actually took a pic of shrinking the waist on my Joey Big-Ts(thought I was kind of funny) Anyone up for some TR soup!
http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ict00710ic.jpg
LOL!!!

Did you tape it inside of the cabinet or something?
I just closed the legs in the cabinet door
post #13 of 32
I just got done with my TR Stew, 2 pairs of them boiling on the stove for about 15 minutes and dripping wet into the dryer and I swear they are at least a size smaller!!!
post #14 of 32
A proper how-to on this and posts of exact measurement changes would be pretty neat. I am not sure I could go through with something like this on a pair of jeans that are so expensive, I would be too worried that I would ruin them!

Maybe I will try it on one of the pairs of jeans I have that are just gathering dust these days and see how it goes.
post #15 of 32
Thread Starter 
sooo it didn't really work. i boiled them for like 10 minutes. should i just boil them for longer?
post #16 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by abergstrom81
I actually took a pic of shrinking the waist on my Joey Big-Ts(thought I was kind of funny) Anyone up for some TR soup!
http://img296.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ict00710ic.jpg
Has anyone here thought about what "non denim lovers" would think of us if they seen some of the things we do for our jeans? They might just think we were all nuts :P
post #17 of 32
Boil them again, sometimes it takes me a couple of times and you need to dry the crap out of them super hot heat for a LONG time!
post #18 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by dria14
Boil them again, sometimes it takes me a couple of times and you need to dry the crap out of them super hot heat for a LONG time!
yeah, I had a pair that I boiled, and the first time it didn't work. The second time it did shrink but not enough (for my liking), and the 3rd time it shrunk a lot.
But another thing is, some jeans just won't shrink. I've tried shrinking my jamaica boycuts about 3/4 times and they still haven't shrunk.
post #19 of 32
Agreed, some just dont shrink at all!! I can only get the Rigid, 100% Cotton jeans to shrink anything with stretch just does not work IMO
post #20 of 32
if you throw it in the dryer, won't the length also shorten?? i just had my stretch joeys hemmed, so i'm scared it'll make it too short..
post #21 of 32

i never know what to put in the subject line...

ok ok, as I figured they would be, my new joey big-t 30's are too big around the waist, so I'm trying to boiling trick. Right now, laid flat the waist measures 17 inches. Im gonna boil them for 15 minutes and dry them on high heat, and ill let you guys know how much it shrinks.

-Jim =P
post #22 of 32

blah blah blah

welp, the results are in. After two rounds in the boiling water for 20 minutes each time, each followed by an hour and a half in the dryer, and a wash cycle on hot followed by another hour in the dryer the new laid-flat waist measurement is 16.25 inches, a difference of 1.5 sizes.

And of course, the pic of the jean soup.

post #23 of 32
Though i should note, after all this the white background of the backtag is significantly blue-er.
post #24 of 32
I think salt or vinegar in the water helps stop the denim bleeding, or so I have read on a few different sites. I did a similar thing with my Teddy's and lost almost an inch on the waist, which is wicked, because I really liked those jeans and wanted them to fit right.
post #25 of 32
so I bought a pair of super t in rinse in 29 right before i heard that i needed a 27, do yiu think i could drp two whole sizes by boiling?

or should I try baking them?
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