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Old 08-29-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Jeans are quite easy to hem with a sewing machine! If you don't sew, take them to a dry-cleaner...most have tailors on site....
I hem mine all the time....I buy "long" jeans, and hem them to fit. The "regular" length gets a tad too short for me if I wear heels, so I hem to fit. It's easy and only takes a few minutes!
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Jeans are quite easy to hem with a sewing machine! If you don't sew, take them to a dry-cleaner...most have tailors on site....
I hem mine all the time....I buy "long" jeans, and hem them to fit. The "regular" length gets a tad too short for me if I wear heels, so I hem to fit. It's easy and only takes a few minutes!
Or you can be creative for a quick fix and roll them up to the knees if you don't want people to see. It's appropriate for the season. I used to do this in MS.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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Personally, I take them over to my tailor, or the dry cleaner that does tailoring. It is usually about $5-10.
Wow -- I charged the right amount. Nice to know. Last time I hemmed pants, I charged 10 bucks per pant.

With jeans, it's best to use a machine. Hand hemming would look goofy. And I agree, if your jeans are wearing that way they are too long.

Here's what I just did. I knew my jeans were too long by about an inch and a half, so I cut off the original hem, and folded the denim up a half inch and stitched. Then I folded it up another half inch and stitched again, using a gold thread to match the gold thread top stitching.

If these were dress pants, I would hand stitch a blind hem. You press the hem into place and fold the hem down one fold toward the hem (If a longer amount than 3/4 inch, cut off the excess) and take a needle and thread and knot it. Pull the needle up through the fold near the side seam, take one or two threads from the main part of the garment and pull the thread through, and then insert the needle back down into the fold and come up about 1/4 inch away from where you went into the fold and repeat until the hem is finished. Knot the thread as close as you can to the side seam using the seam allowance to hide the knot.

A lot of people whip stitch hems; my mother considered that a very lazy way of hemming, and every time I did it that way she wasn't happy at all.

And there's a way to do with a machine, but I've never been able to figure it out.
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