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How to Stretch your Jeans / Waistband Extender

post #1 of 66
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Heres instructions on how to use a waistband expander:

The one I have comes with about 5 or 6 removable parts. The parts go right into each other just like how I have them set up here, you just push them together.


You probably wont need to use all the parts here. I am a size 31/32 and I only use like 2 or 3 pieces on my jeans. You just need to have the first and last piece always but the middle pieces you can use one, two or all three of them depending on the size of your jeans.

So you push all the pieces together and get out your jeans. You have to wet the waistband before you start this so make sure to do that.
In this next picture, the knob on the far right of the expander is what you use to increase and decrease the tension on the front of your jeans where the button and zipper are. You want to have the jeans unbuttoned and unzippered for best results.


You loosen up the grip to fit your jeans in and then tighten it as much as you can. Here is a close up picture of this part:




The other gray twisty thing is what you use to do the stretching. You just hold onto the end and twist the gray bar. You will see the threading on your expander start to appear. You’ll notice your jeans are now expanding.

Just expand them as much as you need and then you are finished.

This particular kit comes with a part to hang the expander on so you can get it to dry faster.

The stretch should last until the next time you wash your jeans.

Here is also a video of me setting it up and using it.

post #2 of 66
cool! thanks for sharing...i've been wanting to see one actually being used!
post #3 of 66
link to sellers on ebay?
post #4 of 66
I bought the exact same one that igawtscammed is showing from bakertowne. Good price and superfast shipping.
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post #6 of 66
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yeah i got mine from bakertowne
post #7 of 66
I got mine from there too and I couldn't imagine a life without that tool anymore! It's so great for ladies who have a bigger tummy in comparison to the rest of the body (which is exactly my problem).

Great instructions Kelly! Very user friendly and professional!!
post #8 of 66
At first I thought it didn't work, but I just tried the jeans on, and they did stretch. It's a miracle!!!!
post #9 of 66
This seems like a good idea. For those of you who have one, does it work really well? Do the jeans eventually stay permantenly stretched out so that you don't have to use the expander anymore?
post #10 of 66
they don't stretch permanently, it's only until you wash them, and then you have to stretch them out, again.
post #11 of 66
is this safe for your jeans??
post #12 of 66
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Originally Posted by cdh285
is this safe for your jeans??
As long as your not trying to stretch jeans that are two whole sizes too small or anything, I think you are safe. You can't work miracles with it.

I think it's great to have since sometimes you get jeans in your regular sz that happen to run small. Not big enough to size up but they may be a little uncomfortable in the waist. That's when you use this.
post #13 of 66
Well, I haven't had a chance to purchase the waistband extender, but meanwhile, this method has proved pretty well. It looks silly, but it works! Also, I usually need more of the hips and rear extended than the waist, so I've been sticking anything from tupperwear, round plastic bowls and etc. in the booty part. Anyway, I just wanted to share.
post #14 of 66
Thread Starter 
thats too cute.
Whatever works for ya!
post #15 of 66
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Originally Posted by snowwhite View Post
Well, I haven't had a chance to purchase the waistband extender, but meanwhile, this method has proved pretty well. It looks silly, but it works! Also, I usually need more of the hips and rear extended than the waist, so I've been sticking anything from tupperwear, round plastic bowls and etc. in the booty part. Anyway, I just wanted to share.
Funny...but not a bad idea at all!
post #16 of 66
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Originally Posted by snowwhite View Post
Well, I haven't had a chance to purchase the waistband extender, but meanwhile, this method has proved pretty well. It looks silly, but it works! Also, I usually need more of the hips and rear extended than the waist, so I've been sticking anything from tupperwear, round plastic bowls and etc. in the booty part. Anyway, I just wanted to share.
That's hilarious... I so would've never thought of that hahaha. Who would wanna spent 10 bucks when you can use binders?! =D I'll definitely give it a try =P
post #17 of 66
This is so funny to me because I've done the same books and mug thing, except I've been stretching the thighs or the butt, not the waist. My problem is always that I have 2" of extra fabric at the waist and so when I size down, the waist is perfect but the butt/thighs areas are not roomy enough!
post #18 of 66
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Originally Posted by hibiscu5 View Post
This is so funny to me because I've done the same books and mug thing, except I've been stretching the thighs or the butt, not the waist. My problem is always that I have 2" of extra fabric at the waist and so when I size down, the waist is perfect but the butt/thighs areas are not roomy enough!
I totally understand. Why can't they put some extra fabric with us girls with junk in the trunk? Someone needs to create a something specifically for the butt and thigh areas. Kinda like a stent for medical procedures, but only for jeans. Maybe a sophisticated balloon you can pump up where you need it? Maybe something like a tube-like pool floaty that you can insert and pump with air. hmmm....
post #19 of 66
snow white - were the jeans wet when you tried stretching them like that?
post #20 of 66
Ok, waistband extender experts. How far can I go? I have a pair of jeans that fit in the legs & butt, but are 4 inches too small in the waist! Can I go that far? If I size up, the butt is baggy & waist still too small.
post #21 of 66
Thread Starter 
^ You can always try! It depends on the jean. Like for example, I would say windsor wash would stretch 4 inches.
post #22 of 66
Thanks! They are Hudsons made from 98% cotton & 2% spandex. For some reason, these are not as stretchy as my other Hudsons.
post #23 of 66
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Originally Posted by k1212 View Post
snow white - were the jeans wet when you tried stretching them like that?
Sorry - I just now saw this. Yes, they were just out of the washer. It works pretty well.
post #24 of 66
Do you girls recommend using the waist expander on rocks? I have a new pair of ray oxy that i love so much that i dont want to sell but can't even button and all the stories of RR ripping is making me iffy, what do you girls think?? Also to anyone that has stretched the waistband approximately how many more inches does it expand to ? TIA!
post #25 of 66
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^ I have never tried it on R&R but if its too tight to button I wouldnt risk it due to all the ripping stories I hear.
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