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« on: November 02, 2005 09:38:11 AM »

I just bought a lovely pair of dark rinsed jeans but they are waaaay too long. I saw several posts listing a link about how to hem jeans and preserve the original hem, but when I click the links it diverts to an ad for Z. Cavaricci and I can't find anything about hemming. I don't sew much and I'm reluctant to cut on my new lovelies, but I want to wear them this weekend. Has anyone hemmed jeans and reattached the original hem with success? Should I just wait and go to a tailor? Yikes! Please help! I should note...I don't have a sewing machine. Is hand hemming jeans sheer madness? I hand hem regular pants with decent results... (please feel free to tell me to stop...back away from the jeans...)
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005 09:41:49 AM »

By hand, the only thinig I can think of is to have a pair of plyers and some type of hole punching tool to get that needle through.  Jeans-hemming gold thread is sold in the stores, but it's a lot thicker than regular thread...but that's one way to get the original look.  Also, for the heavy side seams, you can use a hammer to get the seam to lie more flat.  Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2005 10:00:58 AM »

I FEEL YOUR PAIN
(5 0")
i just slice them up a few inches longer than the intended hem, the sew back on the real hem.....
if you going to cut you need really sharp shears
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2005 02:29:54 PM »

I made this a while back, it is for jeans with straight legs. If the jeans you bought are flared, you will loose some of the width and will have to adjust the original hem to fit the pant width at the new length.

This reattachment works for jeans which are distressed at the hem or have a funky colored thread instead of the regular gold toned thick thread. Read instructions down the first column and then down the one beside it.

hope it helps!

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2005 02:36:43 PM »

Fig & Plum saved the original Caravacci picture-rich tutorial which can be found by searching her site www.figandplum.com. I've used this method with success many a time.

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2005 02:39:20 PM »

Thank you all (losing fear of jeans...)
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