How to Hem Jeans

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Aurora Sisneros presents new techniques for hemming your jeans. Learn helpful tricks to sewing through thick parts in the jean and find out how beneficial it can be to have a friend available to speed up the process. Use these awesome tips when you are hemming your own jeans.

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6 Responses to “How to Hem Jeans”
  1. MArise

    Great. Wish I had a pair of jeans to shorten right now. Will remember this advice for my mending business that I’m setting. Got any advice for me on the mending front? Marise

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  2. Millie Schwandt

    A better tip for going over the seams would be the use of a shim, either a hump jumper or a piece of fabric behind the needle under the foot to level the foot from the back. Also, if you use a larger size (90/14 or 100/16) jeans needle would help most machines penetrate those thick fabrics.

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  3. Laurie

    Have a few issues with this as a sewing professional. The first is; for this type of hem you USE MATCHING THREAD! Contrasting thread will show, yes even from a distance when stress is on it. And leaving side seams not stitched? Not only will it rip out, but those gold threads will really show. Denim/Jeans needles of good quality, recommended by your machine manufacturer or a dealership will make it easier. Marise as far as your business goes, Decide just how far you want to go, eventually someone will want a custom garment. Have your price list of what you will sew made up. The are some good books available on how to price. Don’t undervalue your work; don’t sew for less than you need to pay your bills. If you charge for your work, you are a pro. Always do your very best, customers will expect no less.

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    • Laurie

      Forgot to mention, the machine was moving around during the demo. I use a piece of the soft, waffle like ‘shelf liner’. Usually get it at the dollar store.

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  4. Sydney

    That’s not exactly how the jeans hemming works. Doing it that way will result in jeans being too short.

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