Hemming Tutorial: How to hem jeans keeping original hems with no cutting and using a sewing machine

I have the most basic of sewing skills.  If I can do this anyone with a sewing machine can.

Materials needed

1. Sewing machine
2. Denim needle loaded on your machine
3. CLEAR Thread
4. Measuring tape
5. Pins(optional)

Step 1:
*Measure the inseam of a pair of your jeans that is a great length for you (mine are 30").  Now measure the inseam of the jeans you are hemming (mine are 34").  So that means I need to hem them 4".  You take the total amount of inches you need to hem the jeans and divide that number in 1/2.  In my case I take 4 and divide by 2 which is 2.  2" is the amount I need to cuff mine up.


*Now that you have your number, cuff your jeans that amount all the way around, like so:

*Make sure to NOT include the original hem in this measurement. Measure all the way around and pin every 2-3 inches to make sure it's the same all the way around.  Make sure you line your side seams up so when you fold them back over they match up.

Step 2:
Load your jeans under the needle:

*Sew as closely as you can to the original thread on the hem without going over it! It's okay if you don't stay completely straight.  Continue all the way around the cuff, then remove from sewing machine.

Step 3:
Flip the cuff so that it goes right-side in

Final Step:
Load your jeans back under the needle like so:

Sew all the way around the cuff, staying as close to the edge of your fold and original thread as possible.

Repeat on other leg. FINISHED!!!

No one will ever know they have been hemmed!


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