Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hemming Pants

A lot of my clients want me to hem their jeans. I don't mind doing it at all, and I understand not wanting to constantly wear your pants like this:
(I found this image when I googled "girls who need to hem their pants" haha)

If you don't have a sewing machine, or time please keep sending them to me. But if you have a machine and want to practice sewing, hemming pants is a very easy thing to begin with.
So after hemming some pants this week I decided to make a simple tutorial of how to hem your pants.

sewing machine
heavy duty thread (if you don't have that normal thread will work)
jean needle
measuring tape/ruler
tailors chalk
fabric scissors

1. Measure your pants
I usually measure my desire inseam (in this example it is 24") and then add an inch and mark the length with tailor's chalk. (in this example I am measuring 25") The extra inch is necessary so when you fold the fabric up the finished hem is at your desired length.

inseam marked at 25"
I then measure what that is from the end of the pants and mark on both pant legs. 
in this example it is 2"
2. Cut your pants
I marked 2" above on both pant legs
3. Fold up 1/2" and then 1/2" again

4. Sew your pants
I wrap my pant leg around the end of my sewing machine, and I use my presser foot as guide for an even stitch.

5. Iron your hem
this just helps your hem lie flat
6. Enjoy not tripping on your pants!!!

Becky Jane

1 comment:

  1. I even learned a thing or two! Great job on your tutorial!