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I am self taught so be kind in your comments. This is how I hem jeans that are too long and still maintain that "factory hem" lookI'll be ...
Fold up and measure half the amount you plan to shorten the pants. For me I'm hemming up 2" so I fold the pants up 1" (not including ...
Make sure you pay close attention to the stitches at the seam. If they don't line up you won't get a professional look.
Most jeans use gold thread for the hem. Don't use gold. You want your thread to match the jeans. Your new hem will STILL use the gold or ...
I'm using the same blue in the bobbin. White would also work in this case.
You want to sew close to the original hem so select the according setting on your machine. Mine is B instead of A to get me closer.
I start at the thickest part on a BACKWARDS direction then pass back forward. This is strongest. You might have to roll the machine by hand like I ...
Make sure you line up the seams when they come into play well before they get close to the machine. This will keep you lined up. Again you ...
After a complete pass remove from machine and trim and burn loose ends. Flip the seam inside (thus giving you the other 1" for a total of 2" ...
You will have the 2" of extra material on the inside so you could let them back out if you ever - grew? You could also cut it ...
You'll want to press the seam in with an iron. This will make the transition seamless. (See what I did there).
This is what it will look like after you iron it all flat. Just like factory.
If you don't go back and change the tag afterwards to reflect the new length it is punishable by law with a 5 year or $10,000 fine or ...
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