How To taper Baseball Pants for Better Fitting

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So you want a more fitted look to your baseball pants. Tapering your pants will help you get a more fitted look and I’m pretty sure you desired and look for that in your pants. 

But you don’t know how to go about it? Well, don’t worry! I am here to tell you the steps of how to taper them. 

Let’s get into it!

How to Taper Baseball Pants

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Gather the Necessary Materials 

You must get your baseball pants, a seam ripper or a pair of scissors handy, a sewing machine or needle and thread, pins, measuring tape, and chalk or fabric marker. 

Flip Your Pants 

The second step is to grab your pants and flip them inside out. Determine the amount of tapering you require, by pinching the outsides of the pant. Make sure the marks are even and symmetrical. 

Lay The Pants On a Clean Surface

Use the measuring tape to measure the distance from the exiting seam to your marked line on both legs. Be cautious not to cut the fabric itself, as you want to undo the stitching. 

Fold The Excess Fabric 

Once you have opened the stitches while doing the previous step. The excess fabric should be able to fold over to the inside of the pants. Once you’ve done this, fold that excess fabric along the newly created opening and pin it in place. Make sure the fold is even and smooth.

Try On The Pants 

Once you’ve done this step, try and put on the pants. Make sure that this looks visually appealing as well as they are comfortable enough to wear. If they feel uncomfortable in any manner then, make any necessary adjustments by folding or pinning the fabric until you’ve reached the desired fit that you require. 

Time To Sew 

Once you’ve traced the lines with your chalk and marked them with your pins. Make sure that you take the pants out carefully and then follow along the needles and try and see them together. With the pins in place. You can use either a sewing machine or needle and thread to secure it well in place. Use a zigzag stitch or straight-line stitch to make it proper. 

Check The Pants 

Once you’ve done this step all you’ve gotta do is now try on the pants. Make sure that the tapering is perfect according to how your desire it to be. If you’re happy with the results, trim off any excess fabric leaving a small seam allowance. If needed you can also iron the new seam to ensure that it remains flat. 

Repeat The Process 

Repeat this process on the other side of the leg, thus making you have your desired fit of the pants, just the way you like them. 

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So there you have it the perfect way to taper your pants perfectly and make them perfectly catered to your desire. Follow these steps and you’ll get proper pants that are perfect for you in no time. 

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James Arnold
I'm James, and I live in Stanislaus County, California. I'm playing Baseball for many years, and I love this sport so much that I also encourage my kids (Danny and Sara) to play Baseball & Softball.