If you are dying, you need to get to a hospital so the doctor can sew you up. If you try to do it yourself, you'll be wasting time and probably die in the attempt.
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I can HIGHLY recommend hemming tape, often called Wundaweb. It's a thin white band of material that you put in your hem, place a wet cloth on top and then iron. It's amazingly strong and durable and much easier than sewing! I don't bother stitching my trouser hems anymore, it's much easier and quicker for me to turn them up with Wundaweb.<br /> <br /> Amazon link.<br />
Ah, fusables. Haven't played with that stuff, but I'm told large sheets of it would be the simplest way to mount my (non-heirloom) Chinese scroll on a silk backing.
Boy! if it's so bad that you are dying, just use a stapler!!! (You can get some sticky tape-y stuff to hem..?). I do remember from sewing class though: Measure to get the hem level. Pin to secure it. Loose rough stitch to secure that- remove pins. Then hem it properly at your leisure. _____________ I learned this in sewing class at school.....many, many, moons ago. I am willing to do it;-but only at gunpoint.
On what kind of garment? I've hemmed sleeves (turning long-sleeved shirts into short-sleeve when elbows wore out), and it's not that much different from pants cuffs except that you may want to fold inward twice rather than once so the cut edge is trapped inside where it won't do any harm if it starts to unravel. Straight pins are your friend. Get it all pinned to exactly where you want it. Overdo the pins if necessary. Then sew to keep it there. (I should say that I approach sewing about the way I approach rough carpentry -- if it looks good from a distance and it's strong enough to stand up to daily use, it's good enough.)