If you aren’t 5’11″ you will appreciate this little tutorial. Women’s jeans nowadays seem to come in one length: Supermodel long. If you cut the bottom off and hem them traditionally, you loose all that funky stitching and distressing. Lets face it, a pair of badly hemmed jeans screams fashion victim.
Simply follow these easy steps from DaciaRay and you can alter your own jeans with confidence.
A few extra tips:
-Wash your jeans a few times, so they do not shrink up on you!
-It helps to have a full-length mirror and a friend to pin the hem for you.
-Remember the seamstress motto: “Measure twice, cut once.”
-You can also cut the extra fabric off the inside of the jeans, so you don’t have to worry about it flopping around. Leave a 5/8″ seam allowance and zigzag the raw edge to prevent fraying.