If you are like me and a wee bit on the short side, you will most likely need to hem most of your jeans. Even though I am a sewer, I dread doing it for some reason. Perhaps it's the mundanenus of it. But hemming jeans to fit is a cinch and you can save bucks on alterations.
You really do only need basic sewing skills.
Denim is thick and a bit tricky but if you use the right needle it's easy.
Also, buy a top stitching thread to match and they can look just as good as the original jean.
Here is what I do:
Jean thread that matches your jeans usually Antique Gold. Buy a good quality one like Gutterman.A jeans needle
Sewing machine- of course.
Pop pins in all the way around, take them off then press to get the new hem line.
|Measuring hem width|
|Pop a pin in where you want to cut|
Then measure down this measurement (3cm) from where you want your new hem line.
|cut off at pin|
Cut off fabric where your pin is.
fold the hem width and press, make sure you press well this will give a neat professional look
fold again , press well and pin in place
For example if your hem is 1.5cm wide your top stitching will be 1.3cm from the hem edge.
Now press again.
There you go, not so bad after all.