Sweatpant does the job pretty well, be it an exercise session in the gym, a casual hangout, or simply a loose, comfy day. I myself have been using these pants ever since.
Super comfortable and the soft feel it offers is worth an investment.
But the only problem it brings upfront after a while is the bagginess; sometimes, what you order comes out to be short.
You don’t necessarily have to return the order.
However, it’s an option at almost all the stores across the USA.
But if you’re livin’ elsewhere, we’re not sure if you’d even have that return policy element in place.
To help you cope with this challenge, we’ve here in this guide taken an in-depth tour into the process to see what we should be doing if we find our sweatpants too short or long.
Here comes the quick counter-attitude after you’ve made a mistake buying shorter or longer sweatpants.
Before you proceed any further, you gotta make sure if the sweatpants you’ve ordered are too tight on you or around your hips and waist, or is it the length that bothers you.
This article will deal will only the length of the pants.
Super short sweat pants are one the most potent triggers to dampen your confidence.
Your shoulders hence slouch, makin’ you look shy and uninspired. That’s why you must lengthen your sweatpants.
Now, there’s no right or wrong way. There are hundreds, if not thousands, ways to go about it.
I’ve here laid down the one I felt would serve the purpose for the broad spectrum of society.
And gladly, all these practices that I’ll be quoting down here can easily be performed at your home without having you step out.
Let’s first discuss how can you easily lengthen your sweatpants,
Although it isn’t a method, it’s worth stating that your sweatpant gets baggy and loosens after a while.
So, how long you wear them determines when these pants will stretch.
It takes time because if you’re a guy working out 30 minutes a day, 4 times a week, that hardly makes it 2 hours a week.
This will get you a long way with these pants.
On the other end, if it’s your normal wear in the house where you constantly have them on, for an entire day.
Then obviously, it’ll sag and get loose itself and your wish will be granted to have it stretched or lengthened.
- Take a bathtub or any large basin to fully immerse your sweatpants into it. Go with an option where you think you can easily place 2 of your sweatpants. Instead, soak just the one you want to stretch.
Once it’s in, let it stay there for almost half an hour. Set the timer and chill around with your headphones on.
- Now, add a baby shampoo into the tub or a simple condition.
You must be wondering what makes us add shampoo into the tub.
See, the fibers of your sweatpants are locked and in order to induce a change, you gotta loosen them with shampoo.
Shampoo works more like a stress releaser. It’ll ease the tension built, or it could just be that way since it’s manufactured.
Let your soaked sweatpants stay in the water for 30 minutes straight.
Ensure the water isn’t cool because it’ll do nothing but extend the overall duration of stress release. The warmer, the more receptive would be those fabrics, helping you get away quicker.
- After thirty minutes, get it out of the water and have it air-dried.
Extra Tip: If you’ve any desired spot where you want it to stretch specifically, you can place hairpins over these points and let them dry.
The pins would keep applying pressure on the fabric in its receptive state and lengthen them eventually.
- Arrange a clothing patch and sew it at the bottom of your pants. This is all you gotta do. No hard science is involved here.
- Or, you can cut your pants in half and sew a piece of fabric in the middle of the leg. Later, join the cut-out part with the material creating a sandwich pattern. Although rare, this does it well enough to get your task done.
If neither of them works for you, it is high time you return the pants because you’ll end up wasting your money with them.
- Sometimes, the brands tuck the bottom of your pants in, offering a room for their consumers to lengthen the pants on their own if needed. Check it out and see; this practice will save the hassle of doing everything yourself.
Now, if your pants are longer than you feel they should be, below are the quick fixes to solve these issues
Diving right in:
- The first solution that I usually suggest is to cut your pants down. Yes! It’ll kind of mess up the style, but if there’s nothing fancy at the bottom. Cutting your pants down is the best option and sew the bottoms, hemming them in.
- The second way to go about the same problem is to arrange for a washing machine capable of pouring boiling water on the clothes. If not, simply boil the water on your own and soak your sweatpants in.
- Besides the boiling temperature we use here in this method, we have a hair dryer with us. You can’t let your sweatpants air dry because it’ll loosen the fabric, thus allowing it to stretch, which is the last thing you want.
- That’s why the hairdryer is chosen. Simply maintain a suspended position of the pants and direct warm air evenly on the pant. Make sure you hit every spot else; you’ll shorten it relatively more than the other areas, which will create a mess.
After its hair dried, let it be there for a couple of hours and here you go with your pants shortened.
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