Being 5’4″ tall means I usually need to hem my pants. Petite pants are frequently too short for me plus I prefer the higher rise of non-petite pants. I can sew, so hemming regular pants is easy for me. Jeans? Not so much. The first time I had a pair of jeans professionally shortened, she left the original hem intact which looked amazing. Of course, after I’d washed and dried my spiffy new jeans several times they were too short for me so I never paid for that again.
I finally decided to learn how to do this myself because they really do look better with the original hem. I googled around and here are what seemed like the simplest directions.
Top stitch just above the original hem to keep it from rolling up.Press flat. It’s really simple and the effect is terrific. Some instructions tell you to cut off excess fabric but I didn’t bother because there was so little of it.
Now onto some retail therapy. There are some great sales this weekend if you’re doing any shopping.
Macy’s is offering an extra 20% off with the code FALL at checkout.
Talbots is giving 25% off regular priced tops.
Ann Taylor is giving 40% off full priced dresses and skirts with the code ALLDRESSEDUP.
Lord & Taylor is offering an extra 15% off with the code LOVE at checkout.
Loft is giving an extra 40% off sale styles.
Anthropologie is giving an extra 30% off sale.
How do you hem your jeans? I may have made this look difficult but it’s amazingly simple!
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