How To Care for Your Jeans

by katie
How To Care for Your Jeans

Finding the right pair of jeans can be a challenge. Taking care of them when you find them is a different story. I have some tips today on how to care for your jeans so that those perfect fitting beauties will last a long time.

These clothing tips will help you find the right pair of jeans, care for them and repair them so you will have them for years.

Finding The Right Pair

Find your fit by selecting jeans that fit well in the waist and bottom. Don’t worry about the length because you can easily get them tailored. A lot of dry cleaning places offer hemming and alterations for a modest price.

If you’re unsure of the type to go for, try high-waisted jeans with straight legs. They flatter many body types!

Consider which type of fabric you’re into. If you like stretch, look for jeans with “comfort stretch” as it molds to your body and maintains it’s structure. Premium denim is another option because it is of higher quality and has a thicker weave. These generally last longer than cheaper denim, but also come with a higher price point.

Caring for Your Jeans

Prevent color transfer to other clothing items with darker washes by washing them in cold water before wearing. Add a half cup of vinegar to the wash to help seal in the color. Lay them flat to dry.

Don’t wash your jeans after every wear. Try sticking to washing them every five to ten wears unless they really need to be washed. This will help them last longer. When you do wash them, do so with them inside out in cold water. Lay them flat to dry.

Store them on hangers rather than folding them so that the fibers can recover from stretch and stress. This is especially important in the knee area.

How To Care for Your Jeans

How To Repair Your Jeans

When your stretch-fabric jeans start to lose their stretch, toss them into the dryer. The heat will help them regain their elasticity.

If you heard that freezing jeans helps freshen them, it doesn’t work. Try spot cleaning them with a tiny bid of dish soap on a clean cloth or spray with a fabric refresher like Febreze.

Fix the fray on your denim in areas like the hem by trimming with scissors to bring them to a tailor to have them repaired. If bringing them to a tailor is your only option, however, keep in mind that the hem may be a little shorter after the repair.

Conclusion

Caring for your jeans is just one way you can keep your wardrobe for years. I hope you have learned something new about how to care for your jeans from this post. If you’re interested in more ways to care for your clothing, check out my Simple Tricks to Get More Wear Out of Your Clothing post.

If you have any special tips that you would like to share on how you care for your jeans, share in the comments below!

How To Care for Your Jeans

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20 comments

mariah green March 23, 2020 - 3:35 pm

Thanks for sharing these tips, they’ll definitely come in handy!

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katie March 23, 2020 - 4:49 pm

You’re welcome!

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Paris March 23, 2020 - 3:58 pm

Thank you for these tips! Never really thought about how to care for jeans. Jeans are expensive so I see how vital it is to keep long lasting!

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katie March 23, 2020 - 4:49 pm

Definitely. For me, it is hard to find a well-fitting pair because I’m so short. These tips have definitely helped!

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Jennifer March 23, 2020 - 4:13 pm

I didnt know that vinegar would help seal in the color! I’ll try that! I never wash my jeans with each wear but I have noticed that stretchy jeans lose their shape much faster!

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katie March 23, 2020 - 4:48 pm

Crazy, huh? Who would have known!

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supal March 24, 2020 - 12:41 am

so I guess I was doing it all wrong. I’ve been throwing it in a dryer and don’t even turn them inside out! Thanks for the advice!

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katie March 24, 2020 - 11:30 am

You’re welcome!

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Shar March 24, 2020 - 1:38 pm

These are such handy tips! I’m saving it for later.

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katie March 24, 2020 - 1:39 pm

Awesome!

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Madi Rowan March 24, 2020 - 2:56 pm

I like your advice about not washing them after every wear – that really does make a big difference! And speaking of jeans, I”m due for a new pair!

-Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

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katie March 25, 2020 - 11:17 am

Grab a new pair and you’ll have them for a long time with these tips. 🙂 lol

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Claire March 24, 2020 - 11:21 pm

I had no idea about the vinegar tip but that’s so helpful! My jeans are always fading too fast 🙁

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katie March 25, 2020 - 11:37 am

Glad to help, Claire!

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Jen March 25, 2020 - 2:03 am

This is so helpful and informative! As a capsule wardrober, I am always on the lookout for ways to make my clothes last longer.

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katie March 25, 2020 - 11:23 am

Glad to help, Jen! I like the idea of having a capsule wardrobe. I should look into that!

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Windy March 25, 2020 - 11:08 am

It’s amazing that not many people know how to care for jeans. These are great tips. Turning your jeans inside out is a must and not drying them. I will be using the vinegar tip because I wasn’t aware of that.

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katie March 25, 2020 - 11:22 am

Awesome, Windy!

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Michelle March 25, 2020 - 7:47 pm

These are great tips on caring for your jeans! Thank you for sharing this!

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katie March 25, 2020 - 8:20 pm

You’re welcome, Michelle!

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