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DIY: How to Hem Your Jeans Tutorial


 


For those of us who have our own home sewing machines, I’m sure many of us have tried to hem our own jeans.  I know I have.  I’m still a novice, so sewing a hem that looks professional on a pair of jeans hasn’t been all that successful on my part.  That’s why I’ll scour the Internet for folks like Dacia Ray, who provides a do-it-yourself tutorial on how to alter and sew your own denim hems.  Her method also works for denim skirts.  What’s also great is Dacia will answer any questions you may have on your DIY hemming endeavor.  

From DaciaRay:

I found this fabulously perfect way to hem jeans on the Cavaricci site, which has since been taken down, so here??™s the lowdown. This method keeps the original hem in tact and is especially helpful now that all jeans are made to be 34 inches long for mammoth supermodels. Plus, it took less than 30 minutes.  Click here to read the entire blog. 


Now, if you have hems that are damaged: hems that are scuffed, frayed and unravelled, you may want to seek Denim Therapy’s expertise.  The in-house artisans can work miracles by restoring your beloved jeans!

Otherwise, I usually take my extra long designer jeans to my tailor.  I would love to save more money and gas (my tailor’s shop isn’t too close), so I’m not totally giving up on doing my own hems. 

Credit goes to Amy, a.k.a. @RedDuchess on Twitter for the referral!

Kathy Ng Hassan 

Posted Aug 19 2009 in Uncategorized

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