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Miss Lauren
« on: June 27, 2007 01:10:11 PM »

Hi everyone,
I recently bought a pair of jeans on ebay and after a few wears and a wash, the inside leg seam has gone all funny:

It seems like the the second row of stitches is unravellling, as is some of the first row in places and the sergered edge is looking not too good-any ideas on fixing it?

I was wondering about machine stitching over the first row of stitching (so no holes appear in the jeans leg when wearing) and then encasing the serged edges in a hong kong seam type finish?

I'm open to all help or advice, as I love these jeans and have only just bought them!
Thanks lovebugs,

Lauren (currently mourning loss of inner seams!)
Maritime Fibreista
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 01:01:17 PM »

Sounds like you've got a good handle on it - it must not have been properly finished inside originally.  A Hong Kong finish would probably be your best bet if it's that far gone - the serger and zig zag finishes need more fabric to grab onto I would think.  If it has unravelled to the main seamline though, you might have to redo the seam entirely, a little farther in.

Miss Lauren
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 01:59:50 PM »

I think it was a combination of not being finished properly- a few loose threads and then they got wrapped around when I washed them inside out on the fastening and its pulled all the stitches!

I'm going to re-stitch the inner seam to make sure its secure (and so they don't fall apart when I wear them) and then see if more action is needed, although I think I'm going to have to encase the seams to make sure they don't catch on the fastenings, when I wash them

Thanks for the re-assurance x
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