Learn how to hem your pants so that your slacks, jeans and dress pants flatter your body shape and height.
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Hey and welcome to watchmojo.com. This is Ferna and I am going to be showing you how to cut the ends of your pants properly. Now, if you are a woman and you like to buy pants, you are average height or shorter than average, you probably know what I am talking about. You see a pair of pants you love, tried them on and if they are great around the hips, waist and even thighs, but when it comes down to the length, it is just too long. You do not want to ruin the style of it but you are not sure how to go about cutting it short. I am going to be showing you how to do that for jeans and dress pants both from the inside, as well as from the outside.
So, we are going to start off with the jeans in how to fold them over from the inside. Now, normally for jeans, you need to cut-off two to six inches. So this is how you do it. First of all, these jeans need to be cut four inches. So what you do is, you take your ruler, make sure it is marked at four inches like so and then you will draw a line right next to the four inch spot. Then you go down halfway to the two inches and mark another line. Now, you do these all the way around the circumference of the jeans because you want to make sure it is equal all the way around. Obviously, you do not want it longer and shorter on one side and the other.
Now, when you are done with that, you are going to fold the ends just at the first line that you made like so. Now, it should meet the second line that you did when you fold it over but you are going to fold it over one more time. So, once you get to this part, all you really have to do is double check. Make sure it really as equal on all sides because it can get fold-it-over a little messed up if you do not do it properly. Then you take your needle. Simply pin it down and just pin it down all the way around as well. Then you just put into your sewing machine and you make a line at the bottom to make sure that it is sewn down, and another line just on top of it, about half centimeter to one centimeter above it. And then, you turn your jeans back inside out and it should be perfectly fine.
Now, if you want to cut your jeans so that it folds over from the outside, the really cool thing about it is that if you have a lot to cut-off, like about six inches or so, you can really choose how much of the length you want to keep on the outside. I will give you an example.
So, over here, we have got lot of extra material. Let us just say you want to fold it over. You have about six inches. I am not measuring. I am just giving you an example on how high it could be in length. Now, if you have this much, you could keep it this way. See, we have a thick length from the outside. But if you want it less than that, because you have the excess material, you have the choice to simply fold this over like that and then sew it down. So, you can really play around and choose how you want to style your pants.