Introduction

Do you have pants that need hemming but don't have a sewing machine to do it? Use this guide to help you hem any type of pants without using a sewing machine.

Parts

Wear the pants and fold the hem up until you get your desired length.
  • Wear the pants and fold the hem up until you get your desired length.

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Remove the pants, making sure that the folded hem remains fixed.
  • Remove the pants, making sure that the folded hem remains fixed.

  • Lay the pants down on a table and measure the length from the original hem to the folded edge.

    • Make sure to take note of all of your measurements.

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Turn the pants inside out, and unfold the folded edge.
  • Turn the pants inside out, and unfold the folded edge.

  • Starting from the original hem, measure out the length of what will be your new hem.

    • The length you will need for this step would be the length you measured out from the previous step.

  • Using your fabric marker, draw a line marking where your new hem would be.

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Starting from the line you just created, measure out 1 inch and mark with a line.
  • Starting from the line you just created, measure out 1 inch and mark with a line.

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Using the 1 inch line as your guide, cut off the extra fabric.
  • Using the 1 inch line as your guide, cut off the extra fabric.

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Fold the raw edge up to the new hem line. Fold it again  along the new hem line,  so that the raw edge is now inside the fold.
  • Fold the raw edge up to the new hem line.

  • Fold it again along the new hem line, so that the raw edge is now inside the fold.

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Place a sewing pin parallel to the fold to make sure that the fold stays in place. Fold and pin all the way around to create your new hem.
  • Place a sewing pin parallel to the fold to make sure that the fold stays in place.

  • Fold and pin all the way around to create your new hem.

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Have your needle threaded and ready to go.
  • Have your needle threaded and ready to go.

  • Sew the fold close to create a new hem; try to keep your stitches small and even.

    • White thread was used instead of black to make the stitches more evident in the pictures.

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Once you're done stitching, tie off the thread by creating a knot towards the end of the string. Cut off the excess string above the knot. Remove all of the sewing pins.
  • Once you're done stitching, tie off the thread by creating a knot towards the end of the string.

  • Cut off the excess string above the knot.

  • Remove all of the sewing pins.

  • Repeat steps 3 to 8 for the other pant leg using the same measurements, and then you're officially done!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it

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