How to hem jeans?
I try on jeans in the store, they sit cool like a glove, but here’s the problem: longish. Of course, you can cut it off, but then that beautiful edge that adorns the bottom of the pant leg and looks stylish, then you want everything to be perfect … KIM NGUYEN, Shutterstock.com But everywhere, as a special, growth is 34. Well tall, no problem, it seems that the whole industry works only for them. But what about those who are not tall?
There is a way out, of course: if you take branded jeans, then any size can be – high, low, and medium height. But, firstly, the price is at least twice as expensive, and secondly, the small growth is dismantled faster, because they order it in small batches so as not to lie. So we have to choose from what the market offers. After graduation, I worked for a long time in a denim store, and for me it is crucially important that jeans look stylish.
After walking back and forth, completely to no avail, I go, buy my “beloved 34th height” and stomp home. On the way, I think how best to do so that there is no noticeable rewrite. I must say that from my youth I noticed one peculiarity: it turns out that it gives me pleasure not so much to sew a new thing as to fix an old one. And the light industry of the period of my growing up, more than ever, contributed to the development of these of my abilities. I remember when buying any scarce thing, you no longer wonder how big it is to you, the main thing is to get it, and the rest is a matter of technique and skillful pens.
In those days, jeans were the most scarce commodity, which was exactly the strongest incentive to learn how to tackle them, given that it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to find even threads of appropriate color and quality. It means that everything had to be done in such a way that nothing should be smacked anywhere, especially outside, but, nevertheless, to remove all unnecessary. That’s why I figured out how to hem jeans and at the same time keep their appearance intact. By the way, now it has become much easier to do, since jeans have become noticeably softer in their texture, which greatly simplifies the process. In order to hem jeans, you need to do the following. Try on jeans and note how much you need to remove the length, in centimeters. For example, you need to shorten by 5 cm.
We put the front of the leg in front of us (photo 1). We wrap the edge of the leg up and measure it on the resulting seamy layer of 2.5 cm, without touching the bottom framing seam. Now we take a needle and thread and sew by hand from the seamy side, as close as possible to the seam framing the bottom. After that we turn the pant leg out and tuck the fold of the material that we have turned up. Well ironed. If the shortening of the leg is 5 cm or less, then the crease inside the product can be left tucked up. And if you need to shorten to a much greater length, then it would be better to cut the resulting fold, only you need to be extremely careful when determining the length. Remember that jeans are always slightly “sit down” in the process of wearing, so “measure seven times – cut once.” After you have all ironed and re-tried the jeans, you can proceed to the final fastening of the seam with a double thread manually. Or you can stitch on a typewriter. Who is more comfortable. Now your jeans have the length you need and look as if you didn’t do anything with them.