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All you need is a needle, thread, some fabric, and these step by step instructions to start sewing.
You Will Need
- A seam ripper
- A floor-length mirror
- Straight pins
- An iron
- A sewing needle
Remove the original hem using a seam ripper.
Put on the garment, with shoes, and fold it under to the desired length. Use a floor-length mirror to make sure the new hem is an equal distance from the floor.
Pin the hem into place.
Take the pants off, being careful of the straight pins, and turn them inside out.
Iron the pinned hem to create a crease, and then remove the pins.
Turn the extra fabric in to meet at the crease and pin it in place.
Try on the garment one more time to make sure the pinned hems are even. Make any adjustments at this point.
Hand-sew the top of the hem, using small stitches all the way around.