Saturday, March 29, 2014

How To Hem Jeans Fast and Easy

How To Hem Jeans Fast and Easy

We short people find it hard to buy jeans that fit us length wise. I bought some jeans from Buckle and they hemmed them for free for me leaving the original hem on the jeans. I picked them up, took them home, looked closer at the hem and I thought to myself, “I could have done that.” A couple years went by and I did nothing about all my long jeans, until today. Cathe, from Just Something I Made, put up a tutorial on her blog and I was so happy to see it! The thing is…I did mine just slightly different. Watch.
I did just what she said; put the jeans on, find where you want your jeans to lay and pin it. Roll the jeans up so that the original hem is slightly above that mark, and pin it.

Sew right next to the original hem, like so.

Here is where I do my thing. Instead of leaving that extra chunk of fabric rolled up and tacked down on the inside of the jean, I just cut it off. There’s a lot less bulk which is good when you have skinny jeans. Plus, I think that is how the hemming lady does it at Buckle.
Unroll it and iron flat.

That’s it! This seriously took me maybe 15 minutes to do and it was so worth it! Best part is that I didn’t have to pay anyone to do it for me.

Much better. :)


  1. I have been sewing since I was 10, I am now 61 and I have never thought of shortening Jeans in this was. Absolutely brilliant!

  2. Gosh, makes hemming so much easier ! Will try it next time I have jeans to shorten.

  3. I have done this several times. It comes out great! I do, however, finish the edge inside with a serger so it does not fray.

  4. i tried this and WOW great but I did run 2 lines of stitching very close or small stitch to help with the raveling.