I love being resourceful. Do you love a good yard sale as much as I do? Last spring I found a goldmine! This lady was selling all her son’s toddler summer and winter clothes for practically nothing. Then as I was leaving I found designer jeans and knew she had a high price one them. She noticed I was eyeing them and said a dollar a piece. I grabbed them all. When I got home all of them fit, but one pair was too long. I decided I would hem them and make good use of them. In the past I have tried hemming jeans and was not satisfied with my results. However since that experience I have found a way that works for me and it can work for you too.
Blue thread to match your jeans
Put your jeans on and fold them up to the length you want them to be. Then pin them in place so that your length does not change.
Sew along the original hem line. Once you have gone over that line a couple of times cut off the leftover jeans. Or if you are hemming jeans for a child that is still growing you might want to consider leaving the hem so that you can let it out later. My daughter is eleven and she isn’t as rough on her jeans as she used to be so it would be nice to get multiple years out of a pair of jeans.
Once you have cut them off sew along the cut line using a zigzag stitch or surger stitch to keep them from raveling. Iron your jeans flat and they are ready to wear! Since I have learned how to properly hem jeans I will never pay full price again!