I'm thinking I might have to just get rid of some of my jeans. They're too big around the waist now and unfortunately my sewing machine is not powerful enough to sew multiple layers of denim. I'm not 100% sure it can handle one. I could hand sew my dress pants, but I'm not sure that would work as well on denim. The alternative is to set aside a day to go to Goodwill and look for smaller sized jeans and donate my larger sized ones. The issue is setting aside a day to try on pants. I'm not so patient with long bouts of trying things on, especially after you have to comb the racks for your size in the first place.
Maybe I need a thrifting buddy. Someone to come with and help keep it fun. Has anyone tried to hand sew denim alterations? Is it hard?