I had a $50 groupon to Hem, a jean boutique in Austin. I got a wonderfuly [expensive] pair of jeans [and GREAT service] for a heck of a deal. I had them hemmed at the store for a pair of heels and soon realized that wasn’t going to work out for me. I needed these bad boys for work and my converse! I opted to hem them myself instead of pay the $15 bucks!
It’s not fancy, but it’s easy. Fool proof, really. There is no cutting involved. You could seam rip the hem out at a moment’s notice! I first saw this idea over at Sew Much Ado.
First, decide how long you want them. Flats, heels, take your time with this part… pin em, wear them around… make sure you like the length. I decided to take up exactly one inch (not including the original hem). You can see my measurement below.
Pin them good… I like to put my pins in vertical so that I can sew over them.
Iron the seam really well. Voila hemmed jeans! I’ve washed and worn mine 20 times and have not had to re- iron the hem.
Pretty simple, right? Can you tell? Do you know how the professionals do it? Do you hem your own pants? Do you patch your own pants? Do tell…