arts are the perfect solution when you need to lose length from the back leg of your jeans, but none from the front. Fast, simple and hardly visible! And no cutting needed. So... If I ever wanted to open the darts up again to add length, it is possible!

I use only one dart (sewn to hem) if I need to finetune the length about 1/2 inches (3cm) from the heel, but leave the front un-touched.

Technique Materials

Jeans, ruler and sewing equipment.

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    Dec 7, 2009, 08.12 PMby ailuja

    smart idea!

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    Aug 13, 2008, 11.53 AMby bitterepiphany

    Try hairspray! It works like a charm on ink stains.

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    Aug 2, 2008, 08.11 PMby superxgc

    Do you know if this technique works for skinny jeans?

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    May 16, 2008, 09.22 AMby rsharma

    Quite interesting. The technique also appears in Simplicity’s patterns of historical interest http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=section/civilWar/pants4.html

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    May 12, 2008, 01.15 AMby aliish

    Wow this is such a great how to. So many cute jeans have bottom details and I always hate the idea of cutting or folding to shorten them. Now I need to go through my closet and pull out all my long jeans. Thanks a lot this is a big help.

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    May 1, 2008, 09.20 PMby reneebeth

    This is a really handy tutorial…however, whenever I’ve accidentally gotten ballpoint pen on my pants it doesn’t come out, even with stain removers!

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    May 1, 2008, 02.27 PMby sweetpadee

    Oh wow! Thanks for this tutorial! My fave pair of jeans is loosing it’s elasticity so the back is getting caught under my shoes. This is a perfect fix!

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