How To Hem Jeans While Also Keeping The Orignal Hem

Cutting jeans is not a very easy task as people normally think it is. When you shorten the length of your jeans at home, you have to know how to keep the original hem on your jeans to make it still look brand new. All you need to do is learn how to use a sewing machine. Here are some steps on how to hem jeans while keeping the original hem.

Step 1. How to Mark Folded Part By Folding Each End of the Jeans and Putting Pins

Step 1. How to Mark Folded Part By Folding Each End of the Jeans and Putting Pins

The first step would be to fold each leg of the jeans until you reach the length you want and then secure the fold. How to secure it? Just place pins on them to mark the length.

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Step 2. How to Use a Sewing Machine to Attach the Folded Part to the Pants

Step 2. How to Use a Sewing Machine to Attach the Folded Part to the Pants

To make things easier, sew the folded part to the pants using a sewing machine so that you won’t have a hard time cutting off the marked area later on. Check the image above to know how to do this.

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Step 3. How to Properly Cut the Folded Part with Sewing Scissors

Step 3. How to Properly Cut the Folded Part with Sewing Scissors

Once the folded part has been sewed to the pants, it’s now time to cut off the folded part. How to cut it, you may ask? Use a big pair of scissors (like in the picture below) to cut off that part. Start cutting vertically before you cut following the folded line.

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Step 4. Option 1: Learning How to Use a Fray Check For Jeans

Step 4. Option 1: Learning How to Use a Fray Check For Jeans

Use a fray check to smoothen out the end of the jeans. You can refer to the image above to know how to do it.

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Step 5. Option 2: Learning How to do the Zigzag Stitch On Your Jeans

Step 5. Option 2: Learning How to do the Zigzag Stitch On Your Jeans

Another option is to do a zigzag stitch. From step 2, you then use the sewing machine and choose the zigzag stitch option. You don’t have to worry about not knowing how to pull off the zigzag stitch as an automatic sewing machine can do it for you. Just use the zigzag stitch option to sew the folded part onto the pants.

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Step 6. Going Back to Step 2: How to Cut the Folded Part Using a Pair of Scissors

Step 6. Going Back to Step 2: How to Cut the Folded Part Using a Pair of Scissors

After that, we repeat what we did in step 3 which is to cut off the folded part. The secret of having a perfect cut is using a sewing scissor and learning how to follow a straight line. You can use a marking pen if you want.

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Step 7. How to Iron the End of Each Leg To Straighten the Jeans

Step 7. How to Iron the End of Each Leg To Straighten the Jeans

Once you’ve cut the folded parts, iron the edge to straighten them out. Refer to the image below to know how to do this.

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Step 8. Option 3: Learn How to Do a Top Stitch On the Jeans

Step 8. Option 3: Learn How to Do a Top Stitch On the Jeans

This “how to” step is just to make the jeans look clean and nice. After ironing the pants, use the sewing machine to create a top stitch.

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Step 9. Learn how to Tack the Both Sides of the Jeans

Step 9. Learn how to Tack the Both Sides of the Jeans

The next step would be the look for the sides and tack them up using the sewing machine. Look for both sides of each end and put them through the sewing machine. Refer to the image above to know how to do it.

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Step 10. Learn How to Sew the Sides Back and Forth Using the Machine

Step 10. Learn How to Sew the Sides Back and Forth Using the Machine

Concentrate on only the sides of the pants by sewing the same area back and forth. The key on how to make a clean stitch is to keep it straight. Thus, make sure the thread follows the same line.

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Step 11. How to Ensure that All the Stray Thread are Taken Out.

Step 11. How to Ensure that All the Stray Thread are Taken Out.

The second to the last step would be to simply take out all the stray threads so that the pants will look brand new. You may either pull it out or use scissors. In any case, it’s important to learn how to cut out the stray threads properly as to not affect the stitch.

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Step 12. Make the Final Examinations of the Pants and Know How to Make Adjustments

Step 12. Make the Final Examinations of the Pants and Know How to Make Adjustments

The last step would be to simply make the final examination of the jeans to know if everything is good. If not, then you must go back to the previous steps and do it all over again. In any case, you must learn how to spot mistakes to know what step you must go back to.

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