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Kittymoose
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2008 09:27:27 AM »

stacysews- Wow, great link, thanks sooooo much Cheesy

Jensven- I have the same problem. Jeans would fit me well if i were oh, a size 2. But face it, that ain't NEVER gonna happen  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2008 09:54:23 AM »

Ok you gave us your outseam, but what is your preferred inseam? I say preferred because I like my jeans to touch the ground while my mother hates hers to. Some jeans places you can find stuff by inseam or if you look at online places of brick and mortar stores sometimes you can find a size chart to say how long the inseam is on certain styles of pants.

As for a needle, these days, any needle weather it be singer or schmetz, should fit in your machine, just make sure you have it facing the right way. You will want a denim needle to sew denim. I like the singer because if you know the code, you can just pick one up and know their use, even if you lost the thing that said what it is for, instead of just knowing the number, which I don't know what number to use with what pattern.
Such as red is for wovens and yellow is for knits. If it has a purple band it is for heavy weight fabrics, such as denim All of that info i on the back of a singer package.

I, personally have never made jeans, but if I were I would make a simpler pair of pants first, out of a bit thinner fabric, just because seams on denim can get bulky. I would also practice a fly front zipper before I tried it on my jeans that would fit me perfect.
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Kittymoose
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2008 11:45:17 AM »

thesingingllamas - I like if my pants are juuuuuust above touching the ground. (to be honest, i'm not 100% sure how to measure inseam).

I've found a lot of denim needles for singer, and then a generic name that said 'for singer' on the package, thanks for letting me know i can use one in my machine Smiley

For now  I'm going to go through my closet and find all the pairs of jeans I love but never wear because they're too long, and hem them using that tutorial.

Everybody thank you so much, you guys really helped me out Smiley
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