So I had to buy new jeans. We are not going to discuss why (cough, cough) I had to buy them, but I did. Finding jeans for some one my height is not a simple task. I’m short or “petite” as they call it and so every pair of pants I get needs a serious hemming.
I’ve always had my mom hem my jeans but this time I thought I’d take a whack at it myself.
I was blown away by this video I found, about how to shorten them without losing the actual hem that came on them.
Although it took me awhile (I’m not the best with a sewing machine), I know now that it is very do-able for me to handle the future hemming of my jeans and if I can do it…anyone can!
Ok, my jeans were four inches too long, so I folded them up half that amount…2 inches (don’t include the existing hem) and pinned them in place.
Then using my sewing machine, I stitched as close to the original hem without touching it as I could.
Then fold them back down and try them on…see if they fit.
If they are to your liking, you can iron the seams to give them a clean, finished look and you are good to go.
I went one step further and cut off the excess material because I had so much bulk.
**This is not necessary. Especially if you are doing this to your child’s jeans. They may grow into them and you can just let them out when they do!!
|Yes, I’m in my bath robe…I got it at a thrift store for $2!!