I feel like a real seamstress – I figured out how to blind hem pants! I can do it, so I know you can too – I want to show you how.
I took “light” pictures so you can kind of see the stitching – it’s not as noticeable in real life. If you don’t know what a blind hem is, go grab a pair of dress slacks – notice how there’s not a regular hem, no line of stitches. Instead there is an occasional stitch, hiding the stitch line to make it virtually unnoticeable.
Most sewing machines have a special stitch that will do this for you – – and I used it and it worked!! It sews a few straight stitches and then jumps over and tacks down the hem, then sews more straight stitches and repeats. It’s the one the arrow is pointing at – go see if you can find in on your machine…
And then this is the look after the stitching (from the inside) after you flip the cuff back out –
SO – – I busted out my super-awesome (only not) video skills and did a quick video where I could show you how to flip the hem correctly and where to sew so that you don’t see a seam. I know some of you aren’t video-watchers, but it’s only 2 minutes long, so not a big time-commitment. Here it is:
See, not that hard! Voila – hemmed pants, ready to wear:
Trevor got a few new pants at this discount store – they were such a good price he bought them even though the length wasn’t right because I told him I could hem them. Good to know I was right 🙂 It did take me a while to get to them – cause hemming pants isn’t the funnest thing. Until he razzed me about it on his blog … now they’re done!