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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 skirt
- Scissors or a seam ripper
- A friend
- An ironing board
- Measuring tape
- An iron
- Fabric tape (optional) (optional) (optional) (optional)
Let hem out
Let the existing hem out of your skirt with scissors or a seam ripper.
Determine new hemline
Try on your skirt and have a friend pin it at the new hemline.
Fold skirt to new hemline
Take the skirt off, turn it inside out, and, on your ironing board, fold it up to the pin or new hemline.
Iron in new hemline
Measure from the pin to the edge of the skirt. Use that same measurement to adjust the fold all the way around. Iron to create a crease.
Pin new hemline
Fold the hem allowance so the raw edge is tucked in. For a more finished look, iron again, and pin in place.
Sew new hemline
Pick a matching thread color and start sewing at the seam. Use a loop stitch that doesn’t go all the way through to the skirt face for a blind hem.
Try skirt on
Try your skirt on to make sure the new hem is hitting your leg right where you want it.