Everybody needs to hem their jeans. And if you are the seamstress/seam-mister in your group of friends or family, you are the first one to know! Learn how to hem their jeans perfectly, and still maintain the jeans original hem, so they don't look hemmed!

Technique Materials

Sewing machine, matching thread, pins

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    Feb 15, 2011, 08.12 AMby gunstreetgirl

    thanks for this.

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    May 12, 2009, 05.12 PMby hayley28

    Great idea, definitely worth trying. I always end up cutting the jeans and then have issues with fraying, you may have just solved all my problems :)

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    Apr 22, 2008, 12.30 PMby hans1247

    I will be trying this soon…

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    Apr 2, 2008, 10.33 AMby shirliza

    The best thing is to cut the left fabric. There is another way to shorten jeans with original jeans hem which leaves no fabric. Look at http://www.hobbyschneiderin.net/portal/showthread.php?t=1008"

    It´s a page in German, but with lots of pictures.

    I tried it, it works well.

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    Mar 1, 2008, 07.51 PMby whimsykid

    Thanks a lot for this! It was really helpful for the new jeans I got on sale that were way too long. The only minor problem I had was that the side seams of the legs of jeans were way too thick to sew over, but I just slipstitched the small opening by hand.

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    Feb 20, 2008, 11.46 AMby burdastyle

    If you have a lot of extra fabric that gets tucked up, you can trim it off from the inside.

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    Feb 17, 2008, 09.42 AMby clstayner

    Wonderful! I recently hemmed a pair of jeans that I know could have been done better and with a more simple idea. This quick instruction is perfect for my ascetic dilemma. Thanks

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    Feb 9, 2008, 05.15 PMby mommalook05

    wow, i never would have thought of doing it this way,what a great idea!

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    Feb 9, 2008, 08.26 AMby pinkhibiscus

    that’s cool, great idea

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    Feb 8, 2008, 06.46 PMby linda1945


    What a great idea.thankyou.

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    Feb 4, 2008, 08.14 AMby justelaite

    this is just great! thanks for this simple but genial idea!

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    Feb 3, 2008, 08.38 PMby pileluki

    I just pulled several pairs of my jeans from my closet and I haven’t begun to hem them yet. I’m so glad I didn’t; now I can try your blind hemming method, thanks!

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    Feb 3, 2008, 11.13 AMby mnau

    great idea, thank you

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    Feb 2, 2008, 10.14 AMby rosalia856

    I have hemmed many many jeans,but you made this method so much easier. Thank You for your info.

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