How to Hem Stretchy Jeans

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Hemming a pair of stretchy jeans always requires you to keep a few very important things in mind. Learn how to hem stretchy jeans with help from a wardrobe stylist and fashion blogger in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Kristen Turner. I'm a Fashion DIY Blogger from Glitter and Glue. Today, we're here at Citizens of Humanity in Los Angeles and I'm going to show you how to hem a pair of stretchy jeans. So, what you're going to need for this project is iron-on adhesive tape, a measuring tape, scissors and an iron. Now, just so you know, this is an old trick from the world of department of movie sets. So, first thing you're going to need to do is take your jeans an flip them inside out. Now, make sure that everything is all lined up, we'll start on this leg. Now, we know that our jeans are about four and a half inches too long. So, we're going to take our measuring tape and just make sure that we have the right measurements, four and a half inches. Now, from there, we're going to cut the jeans so that it meets the four and a half inches, it means that all of our extra fabric will go away. There you go, four and a half inches. Now from here, we're going to take our adhesive hem tape and cut off just the amount of tape that we need. The tape can be picked up at your local fabric store in the notions department. It's really cheap and really easy to find and it comes in a variety of different colors. So, if you're hemming something that's blue, you can pick up blue tape or so on and so forth. So, from here, we're going to take our hem tape and we're just going to slide it into the top part of the cuffs. And we're going to take our iron and just let it sit here for a minute. We're letting the glue melt so it can activate and hold our hem. And you're going to take it, the other side, take your jeans and flip it over to the other side and cut out another piece of hem tape, same process doing it all over again. Slide the tape at the top part of the cuff and wait. Now, just to finish up, I also like to use the iron to hit the bottom of the jean so that now we have a nice iron straight line. And then repeat the same process on the other leg. Once all that's done, take your jeans, flip them inside out, or right side out I should say and they're ready to wear. So, there you have it, four and a half inches off the bottom. There you go, I just showed you how to have a perfectly hemmed pair of jeans. I'm Kristen from Glitter and Glue, thanks for watching.


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