Shorten Jeans and Keep the Original Hem

Nicole Dasig, blogger, sewer, crocheter, and DIY-er

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7 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies Needed

    • 3. Mark The New Length

    • 4. Pinning the New Length

    • 5. Shortening the Jeans

    • 6. Preparing the New Hem

    • 7. Sewing the Hem

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About This Class

It can be really frustrating to find a pair of jeans that fit you well but are too long in the leg. In 20 minutes, Nicole Dasig from She's Got the Notion shows a method for shortening a pair of jeans while keeping the original hem. This will give the jeans a professionally tailored look without the cost of taking them to a tailor. The tutorial is friendly for beginners as is goes through all the supplies needed and tips and tricks along the way. By the end of this class, you will be able to shorten jeans just like a tailor! 

Supplies Needed:

  • Jeans to shorten
  • Thread that matches your jeans
  • Jeans topstitching thread
  • Heavy duty sewing machine needle
  • seam ripper
  • ruler or seam gauge
  • fabric pins or clips
  • fabric scissors
  • sewing machine
  • iron + ironing surface
  • Optional, but recommended: jean-a-ma-jig; tailor's clapper or a hammer