Monday, November 15, 2010

Tips for Heming Pants

I've had quite a few people ask me how to hem a pair of pants. I will be the first to say I am not a seamstress- but I have some helpful tips that will make hemming pants a cinch!!

First- try the pants on with shoes-make sure they fit in the waist!

Second-have someone help you pin the cuffs up- use a ruler to make sure they are even all they way around. * bending over and hemming yourself will make it hard pin stright.

Third- with an iron press the new hem line in to place then pin the fabric to the inside, and try the pants on and make sure it looks ok in a mirror!

Forth cut off the excess fabric, leaving a hem allowance of 1 1/2" to 2"

Fifth-with an iron press the hem again then,hand stitch or machine blind stitch the hem in to place.

Learn to hem pants at It's SEW Crafty starting in January!
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fill our local food banks this holiday season

It’s SEW Crafty is joining in the effort to fill our
local food banks this holiday season-

We are bartering 1 sewing class for a bag full of non perishable
food items or clean coats for all ages and sizes
Donations will go to the Interfaith
EmergencyFood Network. All collected items go to
Food Banks and Kitchens in Essex County.

For more information

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