You don’t need to take your long pants to the seamstress.You can use a sewing machine to hem those legs.The perfect hem can be created in no time if you have access to a sewing machine.If you want to hem your friends pants, practice on a few pairs of pants.Practice is perfect.
Step 1: Measure for someone else.
They should wear the garment.If you want to gauge the length, they should stand on a step stool.Ask the person how high they want the new hem to be.If you want to give the pants to you, fold it on the outside and ask them to confirm the length.
Step 2: Measure yourself.
With one fold, you can roll the pants up to the desired length.To make sure it sits at the correct length, stand up straight when pulling up the fold.You can remove them now.
Step 3: It’s better to compare a pair of pants.
If you have a pair of pants that fit you perfectly, use that as a model for the pants in question.If you want to hem the pants, lay your ideal pants on top of them.The excess of the pants should be shown here.
Step 4: The length is marked.
You can mark the location with a piece of chalk.If you want to make a mark on each leg, make sure the pants are unfolded.Measure and mark three lines from the previously-made line.The chalk lines should go to the edge of the pants.To make a clean edge, use 1/2 of the fabric below the new hem.The lines should be even on the legs.
Step 5: Measure with an ironing board.
You should fold your pants to the desired hem once you have decided on the length.The crease of the fold should be iron.The halfway mark is marked by taking a piece of chalk or a pencil.The halfway mark is between the edge of the fold and the crease.If you want to mark the crease, unfold the leg.The crease should be bold.
Step 6: Use a ruler.
A ruler is needed to perfect a clean line.Place the ruler’s edge to the mark.
Step 7: You need to get your scissors out.
Buying a pair of sewing scissors is a good idea if you don’t have them.It is easier to use a sharp pair of scissors than a regular one.
Step 8: You should start at the bottom.
The line should be cut closest to the bottom.Don’t cut fast and be patient.This will make zig-zags instead of neat edges.It helps with your accuracy if you create multiple lines.
Step 9: Use pins to hold things together.
You can use pins to cut adjustments to your clothing.Use pins to hold each leg.The tension in the legs will make them easier to cut.
Step 10: Go to the middle line.
Take the lines above your initial cut and put them under the top line.Don’t focus on more than one leg at a time.Don’t cut the topmost line.This is where your pants will be hemmed.
Step 11: The threads should be cut loose.
Cut loose threads with your scissors.You may need to repeat this step after you wash the pants.
Step 12: The pants should be folded inside out.
The pants should be folded so that they face out.You should be able to see the seam.It will be easier to sew the hem.If you folded the legs inside out, you wouldn’t have to do this to the entire pants.
Step 13: The hem should be folded.
The hem should be folded from the edge to the top line.The top line should be on the edge of the fold.The edge will be the hem.It’s important to make sure the size looks good.
Step 14: Put the iron on the fold.
Put your pants on the ironing board.Wait until the iron is fully heated.The fold needs to be iron down.This will ensure that you have a professional fold.
Step 15: Load the sewing machine.
Load the bobbin with the thread you want.Matching thread can be used to blend in, like the gold thread used on most denim jeans.
Step 16: Set your machine.
For a simple hem, set your machine for a straight stitching or a small or medium straight thread.
Step 17: Begin stitching.
The machine only stitches the hem and not the leg’s opening when you position your pant leg.You need to sew from the top of the hem.Continue sewing in a straight line around the leg.
Step 18: On the other leg, do the same thing.
On the other leg, follow the same steps.If you want to compare the length with the finished leg, iron the seam on the opposite leg.It’s your last chance to fix the length.
Step 19: Done!
You can wear jeans.