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Want to know how to shorten jeans? Check it out!

Posted on December 17 2019

Want to know how to shorten jeans? Check it out!

Want to know how to shorten or hem jeans? You can basically use this process to hem any pants you would need to shorten the length. 

I am shorter, so I normally need to look for petite length or shorten my jeans. 

Follow this step by step guide on how to shorten jeans:

Step 1: Put your jeans on right side out. Cuff your jeans so that your old hem is where you want want your jeans to end. 

    *Skinny jeans should end at the top of your ankle

    *Straight Leg jeans should end at the bottom of your ankle before your foot

    *Ankle jeans will fall at the slimmest part of your ankle

Step 2: Use straight pins to pin your cuff vertical. You will want the top of the pins to line line up at the bottom of the fabric.

Step 3: Take your pants off and turn them inside out. Sew with a machine a straight line where the top of the pin heads are.  Cut off the excess material above the hem you just sewed. * Leave 1/4 of an inch before the stitch line.

Step 4: Make a zigzag stitch at the edge to prevent the fabric from fraying.

Step 5: Turn your pants right side out again and iron the new hem so that the fabric lays flat.  

You have now hemmed your pair of pants!! Congratulations!! 



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