How to Hem Jeans (and have them not look terrible)
Not a dwarf since I’ve managed to grow to over five feet of height.
My jeans are never the right length and, no, I can’t wear petite. Despite being 5’2″ I have freakishly long legs and petite pants look like floods on me
My Mom wasn’t much of a seamstress growing up and, as you might guess, a short adult was usually a short child. That meant my jeans never quit fit right and I’d be forced to walk/trip over my pant leg or do the “I’m chunky and my jeans are too long and my Mom doesn’t sew so here’s a big ol’ cuff”. This year, when I bought Littlebit new jeans, they were too long. I’d been seeing the following Pin floating around for a while and decided to make Littlebit’s jeans my guinea pigs.
I had a bit of trouble, at first, figuring out how exactly to fold the jean to get the right parts in the right places, but after a little bit of fiddling, it wasn’t too difficult. At first, I sewed the new hem from the wrong side, but I didn’t like the weird spot it made.
And so, to avoid this, despite it being verboten, I sewed the new hem from the outside and it looked much better.
I opted to use white thread because I feel like I”m probably going to have to pick out the hem I put in tonight and re-hem it as Littlebit grows taller. I wanted to make it easier on myself. If I were hemming for me, I’d use orange that matched the stitching of the jeans I was sewing.
Also, if I were hemming my jeans, I’d cut the excess material inside. I left it intact in Littlebit’s jeans so I can let them out.
Hemming both pairs of jeans took less than an hour and I can’t wait to pull my jeans out of the closet and fix all the hems to fit me!