HOW TO TAKE UP JEANS

I came across this idea a while ago and it has been stored away for the time when I was going to need it.  Having family members with short legs the time would definitely come when I would be presented with at least 2 pairs of jeans to take up. I have the privilege of living with someone who hates shopping so when the shopping event actually occurs there is usually a bulk purchase. The jeans then sit around waiting for me to deal with the job of taking them up.

Using this method meant it took about 10 minutes to take up 3 pair of jeans and the hem at the bottom remains the original hem so the “look” is maintained.

Put on jeans inside out and pin so the hem sits where you want the finished length to be.

Put on jeans inside out and pin so the hem sits where you want the finished length to be.

 

 

 

 

Turn the jeans in the right way, adjust the pins so the side seams line up and stitch very close to the turn line

Turn the jeans in the right way, adjust the pins so the side seams line up and stitch very close to the turn line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Either cut off the excess material and edge - I just zig-zgged as I couldn't be bothered getting out the overlocker.
Either cut off the excess material and edge – I just zig-zgged as I couldn’t be bothered getting out the overlocker.
OR Fold up the excess fabric and stitch through the side seams. This gives a bit more thickness to boot cut jeans but may be too heavy for skinny ones.

OR Fold up the excess fabric and stitch through the side seams. This gives a bit more thickness to boot cut jeans but may be too heavy for skinny ones.

This is unironed but it shows what the finished hem looks like. When pressed it is barely noticeable.

This is un-ironed but it shows what the finished hem looks like. When pressed it is barely noticeable.

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