Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to Hem your Jeans and Keep that Professional Hem

I just bought this pair of jeans at Maurices. They were on the 75% off rack, so they only cost me $6.74! I love a good bargain! I got another pair of pants for work, at $8.74 and 4 tops, at $5.49 each. Love it! Well the Jeans were longs and I almost put them back on the rack, until I reminded myself, you sew just hem them. So here is how I did just that!

Take a pair of jeans that you like the length of, and lay them on top of the jeans to be hemmed. (I matched up the crotch of both pants. Since a lot of my jeans are not the same rise.)

Then take a marking pen or chalk and draw a line across.

I then took the hem and folded it up to the line I just made, and pressed it flat with my iron.

Go to your sewing machine and sew as close as possible to that professional hem. You could even use your zipper foot.

Fold it back down and your pants have just been hemmed. You can cut the extra fabric off or just leave it.

Press it again.

Wa La!

Perfect length for heels and wedges!

Even flats!


  1. Great tutorial! They hem the pants at The Buckle just like that!~ :)

  2. Great tutorial for hemming those jeans! What a brilliant bargain they were!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! I'm following you now and hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. Awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for the tip.. being on the shorter side in life.. it is always hard to find jeans that are the right length! Thanks for being the first to sign up for Stashbusting september.. can't wait to see what you bust!

  4. What a useful tutorial! I am on the shorter side of things too!

  5. Love this! I'm sure I will be using this tutorial such a great idea =)

  6. Great bargain! And with crafty skills, one can get away with anything and save a lot. :-D

  7. I LOVE this! I have to pin it! THANK YOU for sharing! Hey, I am having a giveaway and would love it if you wanted to enter!


  8. Thank you! :) I also pinned it on Pinterest! Love it! I always have a hard time finding jeans I like! Thanks!


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