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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
- Sewing pins
- Measuring tape
- Full-length mirror
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Friend (optional)
Put on the jeans with the shoes that you will usually wear with them. Cuff the pants to the desired length and then mark the length with chalk or a pin.
Measure length of cuff
Remove the jeans, measure the length of the cuff, and divide the measurement in half.
Sew new cuff
Pin the cuff at the new length and sew it in place. Sew as close to the original hem as possible. You now have a small fold of extra denim inside your jeans.
Verify the new length by trying on the jeans in front of the mirror. If the length is off, mark a new length with chalk or pins so that you can make adjustments.
Turn jeans inside out
Turn the jeans inside out and press the extra flap of denim upward, toward the waistline.
Tack the extra fold in place by sewing a few stitches at each side seam.
Turn and press
Turn the jeans right side out, put them on, and don't worry about tripping on the extra length.