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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