How to hem jeans

Ever wondered how to hem jeans?

I think most people are scared to do it because they have flashbacks to some kid in 5th grade whose mom hemmed his jeans. And they screamed “HIS MOM HEMMED HIS JEANS!”

Don’t be scared.

It’s way easy…just one straight line.

Awesome tutorial with pics here.

See? You can barely tell they’re hemmed.

This particular pair is for a customer at my sister’s store. Go see her if you want your own pair.

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  1. whoopsiedaisiesgal says:

    I've done this! and it really is so completely and utterly easy – and really does look great!

  2. How did I not know about this before? Seriously. I have 3 pairs of pants waiting to be hemmed to 28 inches. For some reason they don't make 28" pants unless you're a 12-year-old. Sheesh. Thanks for the info!

  3. I wish I needed to hem my jeans- I need to find out how to lengthen them and have them still look good! Jean choices are so limited when you have long lanky legs.

  4. Kristine Robinson says:

    I have wondered that – several times, actually. Now I will try it!

  5. I just hemmed my dds jeans, but not this cool way. I'll have to try that next time.

    Great blog, found it through Today's Creative Blog.

  6. Wow… I thought I was the only mother on Earth who did this…

    I have to hem everything I own.. pants don't come short enough for me..I guess that comes with being

  7. I'm so glad I have found your blog, thanks to Today's Creative Blog). Now I know how to hem my daughter's pants, lol. Thank you for all the ideas! I will be trying the tie on a shirt idea, which I love, for my 2year old. Thanks again!

  8. OK I totally hemmed my jeans. I am 5'3" and for some reason I didn't buy SHORT jeans once. They fit at the waist so what was I to do?

    I told my husband about 47 times yesterday "did I mention I hemmed my jeans" He wasn't as impressed as I was.

    Thank you for your craftyness. My short little legs look fantastic.

  9. LuciaMorris says:

    Oh wow! I'm only 5'2'' so all of my jeans need hemming but I never liked the look. Of course I was doing it all wrong! Thank you so much for posting this. I'm off to hem my jeans!!!

  10. Add me to the list of Oh, WOW! Good to know. I think even I can do this.

  11. I found your Blog on Pinterest on how to hem jeans,boy I was elated.
    I have not tried it yet but I intend to try it soon. I just hemmed a pair & it took me a long time. I measured ,cut, basted tried them on to make
    sure they were right. What a task. now I hope this works for me.

  12. Hi! The link for the awesome tutorial with pictures for how to hem directs me to a graphic designers website. Where can I find the correct post to view the directions? I’m very new to sewing and would love to see your post. Thanks for the help!

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