It’s the question I get asked most often
“My jeans are too long, how do I hem them?”
There’s an idea floating around Blogland to use the original hem to hem a pair of jeans. Which at first seems like an ingenious idea. But when you realize that the width at the original hem is typically either wider or more narrow than the desired hem length it makes it difficult to do.
So, next up in our Make it Fit series is how to hem jeans.
You have to line up the waistband so that you are sure the hems will be the same on each pant leg. Pull them taut to make sure it’s even.
This is what the finished hem looks like up close. I try to get a matching thread as often as possible because I think it makes a big difference, but I’m also a huge fan of simply using what you have. Depending on the style of the jean you may want a wider hem, so you cut less off, and then follow the directions as usual. I like to leave in the pins that mark my desired hem until I’m all the way done, this keeps me on track and makes sure I don’t mess up. 🙂
I hope this was useful! I love a perfectly tailored pair of pants and length is such a huge part of that. Now go hem some jeans!