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post #26 of 52
i hemmed my true religions, keeping the original hem all by myself. its a little harder with true's but it's still prety easy
post #27 of 52
Wow I'm nervous now. I got my jeans hemmed the other day and am waiting to pick them up on Monday. For $25 it better be a damn good job
post #28 of 52
one of the legs is actually even:


the other 3 look like this:


these are the sammys:
post #29 of 52
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Originally Posted by mrstkeller
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Originally Posted by jetta_07
I am not so happy with the hem jobs i got. The white threads dont match up at all on my 2 pairs of Joeys and on the Sammy you can barely see the stitching on the regular hem job (couldn't get the tricky hem b/c i had stepped on the hems and they were too worn out.) i dont know what i should do b/c i dont want the jeans to be too short if i try getting them hemmed again.
can you show us some pics? I've been hesitant to take some TR to tailor. . . I've been cuffing up everything, but I need to get them altered. All are big T!!!
i got sick of cuffing them up all the time (dont think it looks very good and its a pain when they keep coming undone), and i was really hesitant to take them to a tailor. I looked up Nordstrom on the forum and they had mixed reviews, but now i think i should have taken them there. I took them to a local place that had its own website and looked like they had experience hemming jeans with the tricky hem. They acted like it was impossible to have the seams match up, which obviously isn't the case.
post #30 of 52
AAHHH!! Those Sammy's!!! That's just a straight normal hem, right? The other is the euro hem. . .I had some of my Big T's done like that too. . .ones I sold, and I didn't really like that hem job. But uneven is a pain!
post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by jetta_07

i got sick of cuffing them up all the time (dont think it looks very good and its a pain when they keep coming undone), and i was really hesitant to take them to a tailor. I looked up Nordstrom on the forum and they had mixed reviews, but now i think i should have taken them there. I took them to a local place that had its own website and looked like they had experience hemming jeans with the tricky hem. They acted like it was impossible to have the seams match up, which obviously isn't the case.
I didn't read thru the whole thread, but I think when you are taking off 2 inches or so it is impossible to have BOTH seams match. Usually one if off by a bit. I tend to think that the one with the more stitching (shown with big T on other page) is the one that SHOULD line up, the other, it's less noticeable.
post #32 of 52
yeah, i had to get the sammys done with a regular hem b/c i had stepped on the back of the regular hem and it looked awful. i am thinking about getting rid of the sammys and finding some on ebay that haven't been hemmed, then taking those in to get the tricky hem.
post #33 of 52
all my jeans are really dark so its really hard to see any mistakes. but i'm pretty good at hemming jeans so its all good haha
post #34 of 52
actually the only jeans i have with a crappy hem job are my pair of zathans. and i didn't do it, my tailor did. its too short and its starting to curl up
post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by jetta_07
one of the legs is actually even:
the other 3 look like this:


I Dont think this is a problem. I mean its not like someone is going to lay on the floor and stare at your jean saying "OMG THE STITCHING ON THE HEM JOB DOESNT EXACTLY LINE UP! YOUR SO NOT COOL!"

thats how all mine look, and ive actually got complimented on the job, even if they arent perfect.
post #36 of 52
If you take more than 1.5" it'd be hard to match the seam because you'll loose some of the flare. And BTW, you don't have to cut the jeans. You do end up with excess material on the 'wrong side', but that's easy to fix...press it and handstitch it. I think there's another thread about this. Let me see if I can find it....
post #37 of 52
here's the link to the method I was talking about...
http://www.sketchee.com/share/Hemmin...%20a%20Pro.htm
post #38 of 52
HAH! I thats how I leanred how to hem my jeans!!!! From Z Cavaricci! (the secret has been unveiled)
post #39 of 52
But what if your jeans are flared and you want to take off, say 4 inches? Wouldn't the hem bunch up or something?
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by dvd
But what if your jeans are flared and you want to take off, say 4 inches? Wouldn't the hem bunch up or something?
yes. This is harder to do then it looks. You do get material bunching.
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by mrstkeller
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Originally Posted by dvd
But what if your jeans are flared and you want to take off, say 4 inches? Wouldn't the hem bunch up or something?
yes. This is harder to do then it looks. You do get material bunching.
Yeah, you can't really do the method I mentioned. In that case, you're gonna have to cut the material and open both the inseam and outer seam do they'll match.
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by pck18
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Originally Posted by mrstkeller
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Originally Posted by dvd
But what if your jeans are flared and you want to take off, say 4 inches? Wouldn't the hem bunch up or something?
yes. This is harder to do then it looks. You do get material bunching.
Yeah, you can't really do the method I mentioned. In that case, you're gonna have to cut the material and open both the inseam and outer seam do they'll match.
Do you have a link for that technique?
post #43 of 52
lets say you do that method of hemming and you grow, is it possible to take the hem out and unstitch it?
post #44 of 52
I havent been able to find any tailor here that can hem my Big Ts - they all say because I am taking 3 inches off, the widths are off and they cant match up the seams.
post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by dvd
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Originally Posted by pck18
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Originally Posted by mrstkeller
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Originally Posted by dvd
But what if your jeans are flared and you want to take off, say 4 inches? Wouldn't the hem bunch up or something?
yes. This is harder to do then it looks. You do get material bunching.
Yeah, you can't really do the method I mentioned. In that case, you're gonna have to cut the material and open both the inseam and outer seam do they'll match.
Do you have a link for that technique?

LEt me see if I can find it.
post #46 of 52
I think it's important to remember that people don't scrutinize your hems-- jetta, in your case I'd be pissed about the sammy (it looks obviously hemmed) but the joey looks fine.
I hemmed my bobbys and dojo grommets with the help of a friend, and the bobbys came out great, but the dojo was difficult because we did a tricky hem and the denim was really stiff-- but they still look great unless you're literally putting your face 2 inches away from the hems.
post #47 of 52
Read the part on : Top- stitched hem. The instruction is not that great..I'll try to find the other link later tonight.
http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/aa050500a.htm
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by jessani
I think it's important to remember that people don't scrutinize your hems-- jetta, in your case I'd be pissed about the sammy (it looks obviously hemmed) but the joey looks fine.
I hemmed my bobbys and dojo grommets with the help of a friend, and the bobbys came out great, but the dojo was difficult because we did a tricky hem and the denim was really stiff-- but they still look great unless you're literally putting your face 2 inches away from the hems.
yeah, i know nobodys going to be looking at the joeys too closely so i think they look good even if they aren't lined up perfectly. how do you think they could have done the sammys to make them look less obviously hemmed? different type of thread? thats why i dont like regular hem jobs- they never look anywhere near the same. i am so glad i didnt let them talk me into getting the joeys done in a regular hem.
post #49 of 52
post #50 of 52
I just bought my first pair of TR joeys and need to cut off 2 inches. Is there a way to do the sandwich method?? I dont like the thick bottoms.
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