January 18, 2009

Tailor My Jeans 101

If any of you know me, you know that I am pretty short in height. Fitting well into jeans has always been an issue my whole life. Buying a near perfect fit is impossible, even at the designer jean store where they have jeans for my height. Usually, after purchasing a new pair of jeans, there has to be a tailoring job in order. And, of course I want that sweet finished look on the hem that the designers do. So, this time I decided to take you with me through the process. We shall see how well the pictures do at telling you how I do it.




















14 comments:

Sleepless In St. George said...

I tried it that way one time, but then they always folded on that new seam...how do you get yours to stay that way without folding out? Not that I have to hem mine often, but I hem for other people a lot!

Heather Lynn said...

They look great, and I LOVE the green shoes!

Shay said...

Yup...that's how the professionals do it. We have a friend who has an awesome website called truejeans.com. You put in your measurements and then they match you with what jeans would work best for your body. They hem their jeans this way too! I also have the same problem, just opposite. I have to buy extra long jeans, which don't come in every shape or size of jeans.
Anyway, nice hemming job!

The White Clan said...

That is truly crafty. But you know me I have the opposite problem, jeans are never long enough. :( I absolutly despise jean shoopping.

Marleen said...

Shayna, I am so going to that website. Sounds great. Thanks,

Shelley, I have never had a major problem. What I usually do to prevent what your talking about:

-folding the hem inwards and sewing on top of the hem or on the right side of the jeans.
-ironing before sewing it.
-after sewing, trying the jeans on, and making sure I like the length I cut the excess material.

Most of which I'm sure you do. I hope some of this helped though.

Lisa said...

I have the opposite problem. Very cute pants. It's cool that you know how to fix them.

Lori said...

Thanks for the great lesson. I too have the same problem but never knew how to get the hem to look like that.

The Gunnerson Family said...

Wow, impressive! I have never given anything like that a try. Yet another talent.

LCMLewis said...

Those look awesome!! I should learn to do that.

RobandMercedi said...

I would have never thought to do it that way! They look wonderful!

Darleen said...

That looks really good!! And I LOVE your green shoes. Can I borrow them?

Marleen said...

Why of course, sis.

Darleen said...

you need to put instructions down.

Alysia said...

Wow, they look great.. I never knew how to taylor jeans to keep the cute finish. Thanks for the pictures!