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How to Hem Jeans with Original Hem

"Not again!" she cried as she fell to the floor.

This was becoming a regular occurrence.  Next, she'd stand up, hike up her pants and try to keep walking.

I knew I could easily fix this problem, but I have to admit, I wasn't excited to do it.

Until about a week later when she tripped and scraped up her arm because she didn't want to drop the project she was carrying.

I sat down and thought, I know how to hem jeans using original hem.  That would be so fast!
Learn how to keep the original hem on your jeans but still hem you pants to fit your needs with this original hem jeans tutorials.
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That's right.  Hemming denim can be a bit of a nightmare.  But if you want them to look professional and skip a couple steps, you'll want to learn how to use original hem.

With just a bit of folding and marking, you can keep the hem that is already on your jeans AND hem them up nicely.

Even if you are new to sewing, you can easily hem jeans that look perfect.

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How to hem jeans with original hem

Materials Needed


how to hem jeans with original hem
Step 1
Fold pants up and pin with a safety pin up for how short you want the pants to be.


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Step 2
Use a ruler to measure the length of the folded pant leg.  Remember this measurement.


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Step 3
Use a fabric pen to mark a line where you measured in Step 2. Make sure to mark both pant legs.


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Step 4
This is the "tricky" step.  Match the top of the original hem to the line you just drew.

Pin your jeans in place.


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Step 5
Place your pant leg on the machine.  You'll be sewing along the top of the jean hem.  The needle should follow along right above the original hem and through the line you drew on the pant leg.


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Step 6
Trim off the extra fabric.  Finish the raw edge of the jeans with either a zig-zag stitch or a serged edge.


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Step 7
Press the hem really well.  Lots of steam!!!


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Step 8
Using a matching thread color to the pants, topstitch in the ditch of the new "hem".



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Wasn't that simple!  I love how professional it looks.  No need to purchase special threads or hit seams with a mallet.

Just a beautiful, professional and comfortable original hem for your jeans.

Learn how to keep the original hem on your jeans but still hem you pants to fit your needs with this original hem jeans tutorials.







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