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Hemming Question...Original Hem?

post #1 of 16
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I tried to search this but could not find it...how do you hem with the original? I am so confused as to what you cut off and where you sew the original back on? Pics would be VERY helpful!! Thanks!
post #2 of 16
Hi here's a link sent to me. Hope it helps.

DaciaRay.com » How to Hem Jeans
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Hi here's a link sent to me. Hope it helps.

DaciaRay.com » How to Hem Jeans
These were great directions -- I hemmed a few pairs already & I haven't cut any of them. Here's pics of a pair I did (the original hem is 35 & I took them up to 31):

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Hi here's a link sent to me. Hope it helps.

DaciaRay.com » How to Hem Jeans

Thanks! I'll probably still get them done w/ a pro though, cuz I'm too afraid of messing them up, but I've always wondered how they did it!
post #5 of 16
That's exactly what I done. I found that when you cut the excess material the hem eventually turns up.
post #6 of 16
Here's a thread with some pics of my hemming:

http://www.honestforum.com/rock-repu...hlight=hemming
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Originally Posted by anna_mosity View Post
Thanks! I'll probably still get them done w/ a pro though, cuz I'm too afraid of messing them up, but I've always wondered how they did it!
Hey I was also scared of screwing up and was going to take my jeans to a tailor until I was quoted $20-$27/pair from 2 different tailors. I got my mom to hem them in the end and it wasn't hard to do. Maybe practice on an old pair of jeans that are worn out or get someone you know to do them. I will save you a ton of $$$$ and I am going to learn how to hem also.
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Originally Posted by anna_mosity View Post
Thanks! I'll probably still get them done w/ a pro though, cuz I'm too afraid of messing them up, but I've always wondered how they did it!
Hey I was also scared of screwing up and was going to take my jeans to a tailor until I was quoted $20-$27/pair from 2 different tailors. I got my mom to hem them in the end and it wasn't hard to do. Maybe practice on an old pair of jeans that are worn out or get someone you know to do them. I will save you a ton of $$$$ and I am going to learn how to hem also.
post #9 of 16
If you sew them, even if you mess up you can always take the stitching out...

I don't recommend glue, though, if it's your first time. It's impossible to get it out. I have 2 pairs of SFAM that have been just hanging in my closet for months now because I haven't been able to get all the glue out =(
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If you sew them, even if you mess up you can always take the stitching out...

I don't recommend glue, though, if it's your first time. It's impossible to get it out. I have 2 pairs of SFAM that have been just hanging in my closet for months now because I haven't been able to get all the glue out =(
Yeah, I bought the FabriTac glue & I haven't used it - too scared! The stiffness that will probably happen turned me off ... sewing is much better because if you deceide you want to sell/trade your jeans, they can be let back down.
post #11 of 16
i wish i could do my own hemming but it doesn't work when you have to take like 5-6 inches off
post #12 of 16
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i wish i could do my own hemming but it doesn't work when you have to take like 5-6 inches off
oh, but it does! My inseam is 30" and my sister's is 27.5" and I've hemmed jeans for both of us. And one of hers was brand new never-been-hemmed studded agent kiedis. I think I took 10 inches off! And tucked it all inside -- no chopping (I couldn't bear to cut the studded agents they're so beautiful).
post #13 of 16
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Yeah, I bought the FabriTac glue & I haven't used it - too scared! The stiffness that will probably happen turned me off ... sewing is much better because if you deceide you want to sell/trade your jeans, they can be let back down.
If you do try it, and don't like it, you can remove the glue with acetone. (use pure acetone, found in the paint/hardware section). I've tried it with my jeans and it works, but I used _so much glue_ that it keeps dissolving then reforming. But every time I soak them a little more of the glue comes out.
post #14 of 16
Won't it unravel where it is cut if a serger isn't used? I can hem my own jeans without the original hem, but I have been wanting to learn how to without spending a fortune on a serger.
post #15 of 16
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Won't it unravel where it is cut if a serger isn't used? I can hem my own jeans without the original hem, but I have been wanting to learn how to without spending a fortune on a serger.
errr... I don't cut mine, so I don't know if they would unravel or not. But I think there are a lot of HF members who hem their own jeans and who do cut them, so there must be a way to do it.
post #16 of 16
Very useful info. and they don't seem that hard to do, I'll be doing my own hemming from now on.. Thanks for the link..
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