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post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by sultrysiren
Maybe I am missing something but how do they attach the original hem without it being obvious? I have two pair of jeans that I need to get hemmed to 31 inches and I was upset because the hems are distressed and I didnt want to loose that.

I am glad I read this because I did not even know it was possible.
The way all my hemmed jeans were done (except one pair), is the actually cut the hem off, cut the excess material off, and then reattached the hem. But I can see the ones done on here, they did it a different way.
They didn't cut off the original hem, the jeast folded the jeans over, sew above the hem, adn then cut the excess from the inside off, and sewn the edges. I think that's how they're done.
post #27 of 49
I am in San Jose and there is this Vietnamese lady that I go to for all of my clothes alterations and she is just awesome! She charges only $7 for hemming with the original hemline kept.

Hearing how you guys have to pay $20 for hemming makes me appreciate living in SJ so much more because I alter quite a lot of my clothes and if I had to pay that much for hemming, I think I'd be so broke!!
post #28 of 49
This sounds so crazy, but every time I drop a pair of jeans off at the tailors, I get really anxious, like I'm leaving my child with strangers or something. This must be how parents feel! :P
I feel like "I don't even know these people, and Im leaving my JEANS with them!" hahaha I entertain all these terrible ideas in my head, like they're going to hem them WAY too short, or someone will steal them.
I worry too much
post #29 of 49
tell me about it. i have had 7 pairs of jeaned hemmed in the last 2 1/2 months. that's 18x7=$126-ouch! That's more than what any of the jeans even cost me! i need to learn to sew!
post #30 of 49
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Originally Posted by jen10
more than what any of the jeans even cost me! i need to learn to sew!
you know, that's exactly what I always say, but then I don't even have a sewing machine!!
post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by linh
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Originally Posted by jen10
more than what any of the jeans even cost me! i need to learn to sew!
you know, that's exactly what I always say, but then I don't even have a sewing machine!!
me neither! guess we need to buy sewing machines first.
post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by chordslikethis
This sounds so crazy, but every time I drop a pair of jeans off at the tailors, I get really anxious, like I'm leaving my child with strangers or something. This must be how parents feel! :P
I feel like "I don't even know these people, and Im leaving my JEANS with them!" hahaha I entertain all these terrible ideas in my head, like they're going to hem them WAY too short, or someone will steal them.
I worry too much
I definitely get that feeling of anxiety. And then when I pick them up and they're okay I get that first moment of "omg what if they're messed up?" but then i feel all good when i see that they're okay. i'm crazy!

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Originally Posted by jen10
tell me about it. i have had 7 pairs of jeaned hemmed in the last 2 1/2 months. that's 18x7=$126-ouch! That's more than what any of the jeans even cost me! i need to learn to sew!
I need to learn too! But the thing is, that's how I curb my spending because I know I'll have to spend about the equivalent of a pair of jeans (or more) on hemming alone. This can either be good or bad. again, i'm crazy
post #33 of 49
ohhh you can iron over the hem a couple of times and it kind of gives it the original look
post #34 of 49
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Originally Posted by IAmRenee
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Originally Posted by sultrysiren
Maybe I am missing something but how do they attach the original hem without it being obvious? I have two pair of jeans that I need to get hemmed to 31 inches and I was upset because the hems are distressed and I didnt want to loose that.

I am glad I read this because I did not even know it was possible.
The way all my hemmed jeans were done (except one pair), is the actually cut the hem off, cut the excess material off, and then reattached the hem. But I can see the ones done on here, they did it a different way.
They didn't cut off the original hem, the jeast folded the jeans over, sew above the hem, adn then cut the excess from the inside off, and sewn the edges. I think that's how they're done.
ON the ones I just had done, that is what she did, only she didnt cut off the excess. Its still there, just ironed flat and tacked.
THey look aweseom, and the boutique did it for FREE! Which was even better
Now I think I may take the one bootcut pair I need hemmed and have them done.


I can take pics if anyone wants to see.
post #35 of 49
Please post pics...
post #36 of 49
K

Lemme take some real quick!
post #37 of 49
TIA morgan!
post #38 of 49
K

And I used my Macro so I could get real close up


These are my Paiges.


The pics are huge, I shoulda resized

But you can just see that much better!








post #39 of 49
Thank you!

They look awesome! I wonder if I can pull this off using the directions listed on figandplum...
post #40 of 49
Youre welcome

I looked at those instructions, and I was going to do it myself, but since they did it free, I figured let them

But from the instructions, if you sew, it doesnt look that hard to do...
post #41 of 49
Thanks! I have a sewing machine and I was thinking of trying to do it myself, but I don't want to mess my jeans up!! Now I know what they "should" look like!

Thanks again!
post #42 of 49
Youre welcome too!

You took your jeans off Ebay?
post #43 of 49

Re: jeans

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Originally Posted by gialydo
I live in the bay area and i have this lady did all my jeans with the original hems re-attach and it only costs me 10$/pair. It's the cheapest place I can find yet the work she did is excellent. I have been going there for YEARS and never once complaint about her work.

If anyone in the bay area wants me to introduce you to her. Let me know.
I'm interested! I live in Tracy, so Modesto's not that far for me! I'm paying $20 a pair right now to have the original hem reattached.
post #44 of 49
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Originally Posted by morgan_mom
Youre welcome too!

You took your jeans off Ebay?
Yes, I sold them to an HF member who lives outside the US and I didn't have worldwide on my shipping for some reason...
post #45 of 49
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Originally Posted by nat2bad
Thanks! I have a sewing machine and I was thinking of trying to do it myself, but I don't want to mess my jeans up!! Now I know what they "should" look like!

Thanks again!
if you have any cheap jeans that you don't care about (or fakes) practice on them.
post #46 of 49
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Originally Posted by missmk
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Originally Posted by nat2bad
Thanks! I have a sewing machine and I was thinking of trying to do it myself, but I don't want to mess my jeans up!! Now I know what they "should" look like!

Thanks again!
if you have any cheap jeans that you don't care about (or fakes) practice on them.
Great idea... I didn't even think about that! You're awesome!!
post #47 of 49
Hi chrissywho, maybe you can try distressing the hem yourself with some bleach & sandpaper. I used to do this before I finally managed to find a tailor who does the original hemming on my jeans now. Hths..
post #48 of 49
There's actually a product that you can buy that makes "hemmed" hems look original. I saw it online somewhere.....I can search if you want.
post #49 of 49
Dumb question - how do you guys prep your jeans for hemming? Do you wash and dry them a bunch of times? How many times will get the "shrink" effect out of the way?

Thanks.
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