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I can't even begin to tell you how many needles I've broken while trying to hem jeans. At one point I was going to don safety glasses to protect my ey...
Start out by measuring from the inner crotch to how many inches long the legs need to be. My husband has short legs and needs his pants to be 27 inche...
Mark straight across with a ruler.
Cut and save the piece.
Use it to measure the second leg, mark and cut it.
If the only reason I bought my serger was to hem jeans then it was money well spent! Serge all the way around, just barely trimming. Yes I know it's w...
Remember that extra inch when you measured? Fold the jeans up one inch and pin.
Pin all the way around.
Make sure everything lays flat.
Use your sewing machine, and with blue thread, stitch all the way around. I like to follow the serger line.
Iron everything flat.
This step is purely optional but it will look more professional if you do it. Change your thread to gold and, using your sewing machine, sew around ab...
Because the hem is only doubled over you can even backstitch over the seams, something I could never do if I had them folded up twice without risking ...
Finished. After a few washes the hem looks even more authentic, and if you're impatient you can rub sandpaper or a nail file over the hem for that or...
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