October 14, 2012

not too shabby

Cleaning out your closet can turn out to be a really cheap way of going shopping.  You end up digging up some great finds that you forgot about deep in your bottom drawer or closet.

That's what happened to us when we cleaned out Mr. A's closet a few weeks ago.  We found us a great pair of jeans for $0.

But there was one catch: they needed to be hemmed.

I set out to hem the jeans myself.  I actually did a pretty good job!  {Not too shabby!}  Here's the awesome video tutorial I used to learn how to do this trick.

First thing you need to do is figure out by how much you want to shorten the jeans.  Then measure up half that and pin them in place.

Then, comes the sewing part.  Sew the jeans just under the original hem.

That's it, you're done!  The last step is to turn in the part you hemmed.  You can cut the extra fabric off, or just leave it.

Ta-da!  Best part of it is, the original jean bottom stays intact hiding the fact that the jeans were hemmed at all.

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