Some of us are shorter than others, and buying jeans can be a pain because we always have to get them hemmed! Well, now you have an easy way to do this yourself and keep the original hem! This easy tutorial only takes about 15 minutes total! Here’s how you to do it!
Step 1: Figure out how much you need to hem
Try on the pair of jeans and roll the bottom edge up to how much you want off.
Then carefully take off the jeans–keeping the folded edge
Measure how much you have on the folded part. These jeans needed 2 1/4 inches hemmed.
Pin the jeans carefully measuring at each point you pin. (I pinned every 2 inches and measured exactly 2 1/4″ at each pin).
Step 2: Sew!
This is going to feel weird, but trust me! You will place your needle next to the original hem.
You will sew RIGHT NEXT to the original hem. Stitch on the RIGHT side of the hem (the farthest from the bottom of the jean).
Sew all the way around the folded edge. Repeat on the other leg of the jean. If you have trouble sewing over the seam with your machine, try using a thicker needle.
I choose to use my hand and turn the wheel on the side of the machine manually when I go over the thick seams on the sides of the jeans.
Step 3: Turn the legs of the jeans right side out.
Step 4: Press the jeans flat so they aren’t bulky or if you have hemmed a ton (like 5 inches or something) you can just cut off the excess portion.
They may fray when washed if you do cut them off. That’s why I just iron them really well on the bottom.
Believe me, nobody will be able to tell when you are wearing your jeans.
Watch how Do It Yourself Divas do this in their step by step tutorial and get those long jeans hemmed in a snap!