DIY:: ORIGINAL HEM

I feel like everyone at some point or another needs their jeans hemmed.  When this happens you have a few options. You can take them to Buckle, Nordstrom, or another tailor- pay about $20 and wait a few days to get them or if you have a sewing machine you can hem them yourself which takes about 5-10 minutes.

However nothing looks tackier then an unprofessional hem.

SO here is a quick tutorial on how to hem your jeans with the original hem.  I didn't bother buying matching thread because these were H&M jeans that I got for $9.95 each. However with denim (especially your designer jeans, ladies) make sure to get matching thread!

Here's how to do it!



STEP 1:
Lay out your pants. Then lay a pair of pants which you like the length of on top. This way you know how much length you need to loose. 

STEP 2:
Fold the bottoms of your long jeans up so that the hems of both jeans match up.
 STEP 3:
Pin the cuffs of both pant legs.



STEP 4:
Sew along the seam (or as close as you can) of the original hem of the jeans. Do this to both legs.


 STEP 5:
Cut the excess fabric off (I usually leave 1/4 of an inch so I can reinforce the stitch with a zig-zag stich or use a serger) 

STEP 6:
Fold the hem down and press with an iron.


STEP 7:
Wear!



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