What Causes Gap in Back of Jeans? (Plus Solution!)

All of us have different body types and shapes and we wear clothing according to that.

Some are slim, some are fat, some have thin legs and arms and some have too much flesh on their arms and legs. 

But the problem that causes a gap in the back of the jeans is foremost for having a smaller waistline than your butt and also because of some movements of the back like bending and picking things up from the floor. The other reasons being ill fitting and ill-stitched jeans.

What Causes Gap in Back of Jeans

However there are others facts too that contribute towards the gap at the back of your jeans and we shall find them out in this article.

And how can I just leave you by giving you the reasons behind your problem? So, I have got the solutions as well for curing those gaps in the back of your jeans!!!!!

Let’s get started…..

What is the cause for the gaps in the back of the jeans?

The waistband of the jeans is too loose than the size of your hips

Your hips are way too big for the size of the waistband of the jeans

The fit of the jeans is not for you

There’s a problem with the outseam stitching of the jeans

You do too much of bending activities

Ways to fix the gap in the back of the jeans

The simple answer to why your jeans have gaps in the back is that the fit of the jeans is just not for your body type.

But what’s the solution to it?

Let’s find out the quick fixes:

1. Make a buttonhole and pass an elastic band through it

Make a buttonhole and pass an elastic band through jeans

Step 1: Cut a perpendicular slot from one pin to the other with the help of a seam ripper.

Step 2: Now sew a buttonhole, remember to sew just the first layer of the fabric (leaving the linings).

Step 3: Next you need to see the button through the hole with the help of a needle and threads (note that the thread you are using should match the colour of the pants).

Step 4: Repeat the same steps on the opposite side of the belt as well.

Step 5: Now you need to pass the elastic between the two layers of the belt. A safety pin will help you do the job pretty well.

Step 6: Voila! You are done with a nice fitting pant with no gaps at the back!

2. Take the jeans to the tailor

If you are not very sure of the procedure, it’s better not to experiment with your jeans and take them straight away to the tailor and get it done by him.

3. Make darts at the back of the jeans

Make darts at the back of the jeans

Step 1: Put on your jeans and start gathering all the extra fabric at the back of the jeans. Now take a pin and push them making folds on the extra fabric so that the gaps are no more visible.

Step 2: Take off the jeans and start measuring the darts that you have created with the pins. You can use chalk or a marker. 

Note: if the darts are less than half an inch of width, you can easily sew the darts using a needle and thread at the back of the jeans just next to the side seam.

But if the the darts are larger in width, it’s better to sew the darts at the back of the centre of the belts.

Step 3: Remove the path (that’s the logo) at the back of the jeans with the help of seam ripper or scissors and needles.

Step 4: Sew the darts making a point to sew the seams to the end of the darts. Use a cotton thread that matches the colour of your jeans.

Step 5: Press the seams flat while stitching making sure that the excess fabric is pressed towards the centre of the back.

Step 6: Wear your jeans and feel comfortable and forget about those gaps in the back of the jeans in the future.

4. Solution for the women

Wearing tight belts for fixing the gap in the back of the jeans might end you up in another problem and that’s folded fronts (right on the zip area).

So the quick fix is to pass two separate bands at both sides of the belt loops and tie them in both the sides respectively. This will straighten the back clearing the gap and will also give a uniform look to the front of the jeans.

5. Wear long shirts of jackets with your jeans

Wearing something long above will cover the gaps in the jeans and won’t be noticeable to others. This is in fact, the quickest and easiest hack to solve the problem with gaps in the back of the jeans. LOL!

And it’s a wrap!

I hope I could fix your problem with those embarrassing gaps in the back of your jeans. If so, do stay tuned for more information on fashion and workwear and their quick fixes.

Till then, take care and have a wonderful year ahead.

Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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