In the answer to the question “How to hem pants?” many people have given the solutions but those are too much lengthy and takes a lot of time. It is a fact that short men need their pants to be tailored in order to have a great fit with them. That’s why hemming is needed and if you don’t have any access to any tailor or a sewing machine, no need to worry about. Here is a simple way about how to hem pants without a sewing machine.
I’m here to guide you how to hem your pants in very simple steps.
My mother actually taught me this way of hemming pants, in the case when you have no sewing machine. It’s pretty easy and you can also do it at your home.
There is a term named as “Blind Stitch” which is basically applied to “Dress Pants”.
Things that you need for this hemming your pants:
- Seam ripper
- Sewing needle
After you are satisfied with the length of the pants, use the pins to hold the folds in place and take the pants off.
Now, in the next step after the pant has taken off, turn the pants inside out and iron the fold to give it a sharp line which will further be helpful in cutting. After ironing, take out the pins and unfold the folds.
Trim half centimeter from the bottom end so that it makes a fine crease, in view of the fact that the detachment between the two creases was around two inches. Iron it a half centimeter if you think that there is an unequal length.
Having two inches distance between creases allows you to make your pants a bit longer again in future if needed.
Now, by folding back the pants leg with a quarter inch crease inserted below, you are ready for stitching!
Stitching a hem without a sewing machine is not as easy as we think and it is time taking also. For stitching, you need a thread whose color should match the color of your pant and cut about 24 inches long of it. Tie the both ends of the thread with each other by a knot so that it holds tightly with the cloth.
Next to that, start working on the “cuff” by making a looping motion by a thread from just two or three threads outside. This is done so to minimize the view of the thread when it is seen from outside.
Once you have completed a whole round doing looping motion of thread you need to tie a knot again to prevent it from slipping out of the fabric.
Now, repeat the same process for another leg of the pants and hence, your pants are now hemmed and ready for you to wear.
So, there is a simple and easy answer to the question that how to hem pants.