Hemming jeans is always tricky - especially if you splurge like I did in Nashville last week (girl, your butt never looked as good as it does in Miss Me Jeans!) Part of the "look" of the jeans is the distressed hem, and you can never duplicate it if you start cutting and sewing a new one.
Let's learn to hem jeans the way a real seamstress does, using the original hem.
Let's Hem Our Jeans!
Okay, put your jeans on with the shoe you intend to wear. Now, roll up the cuff to the desired length (good rule of thumb is 1" from the floor).
Slide the jeans off carefully and lay them flat and measure the cuff you rolled.
Divide that measurement in half. (I rolled up my jeans 2" to the desired length so I divided that number in half and came up with 1") Adjust the cuff to the new measurement and pin in place.
Using a dark blue or black thread, carefully sew just at the edge of the original cuff - go nice and slow to keep the seam neat and close to the edge without going over:
Flip the new cuff up toward the top of the jeans and press the new cuff inside. Use lots of steam and make it lay flat:
Now, turn right side out and press again:
Check it out:
I hopped on over to ihearttoday to link this tutorial.