How to Hem Jeans

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Hemming jeans is important in order to help the jeans fit your feet, as well as maintain symmetry. Align and hem jeans at home with help from a fashion expert in this free video.

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Well, hey there again. It's your girl, P.W., giving you the know-how on the how-to for fashion. And, we're going to talk about, now, how do you hem jeans? Now, it's really, really easy to hem jeans if you have one of these, okay? This is a trusty friend that every woman should probably have in their house. And, hopefully, men, you know a woman. So, let me show you how to show her how to do your jeans. Okay, come on. Okay, now first thing's first. If you want to hem your jeans, you have to take off the original bottom. There is no way around it, because it's already double twice in here. So, let's cut this off. Bye, bye hem, we'll miss you! You were the original don datta. So, let's cut it off straight across. Okay. Bam, okay. So, the hem is gone. Now, there is a way to keep this hem. You can keep this, but this is a little more complex. We'll get to that. We want to roll it to where we want. You want to put the jeans on, make sure you roll it to where you want. Now, it's going to look like this on the inside. Now, you must iron in between, but for the sake of time, we'll just roll it. But, you really want to iron it to get it flat to where exactly where you want it to be. So, that's the first rule. And then, that's the second. That's how you get that double, that's that denim roll you want. You see that? You line up your side seams there, your hem's here, your hem is here, you want to line them up. And, you see the double? That's how you get that double, that's that denim roll, that's that denim hem cuff that you want, okay? And, we want to slide it under the eye of the needle. It might be a little difficult, because jeans are very hard to sew under the machine at one point. So, you don't want to start exactly right there. You want to start where it will let you. You want to put it in, sink down the needle, press the pedal, and we want to go. And, it doesn't take long, you just want to go around, you want to press the pedal, you want to keep it at like a three to four inch width going around. And, see? That's what you're going to get. You're going to get that double hem that you really, really want, going around. Now, if you do not have a sewing machine, you can always do it the old fashioned way. I'll pull a needle out of the sky right now. And, you can always do it this way, you can always sink, and prick up. So, for everybody who doesn't have a needle, just sink, and prick up. But, it has to be consistent. The hem, you know, the prick stitch has to be consistent, going all the way around. Okay, so once you've done that, then you see it doesn't have to be fancy, it's just a nice little hem going straight across, okay? Now, for all of us that are picky, and want the original bottoms, because it is going to look different, as you can see. That's the original, and this is the one that we did. So, in order for you to have this original bottom, this, what we took off of it, you need to call Susie at the cleaner's, and she will hook you up. But, until then, it's your girl P.W. on the how-to. Bye, now.

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