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After pinned, measure from hem to fold. In this picture, my measurement is 3 3/4″. That means that I need to hem up the pants 3 3/4″.  Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsNext, unpick the hem. Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsMark the amount up from the hem-line. (If you look closely, you can see two white marks on either side of pants.) Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsUse a ruler to mark a straight line across on the marks. Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsMark 3″ down from the new hem-line. This is the cut line. Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsCut on the cut line. Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming Pants
Fold the bottom edge over 1/2″ and iron. Do this to the whole bottom edge to finish the edge.Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsAltering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsFold the pants up at the hem-line and pin.
Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsHand-hem with a vertical stitch. Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsHere’s a great diagram to show the stitch I’m doing. Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming PantsThe finished hem. With this stitch, you can’t even see any stitching!

Altering a Man's Suit: Part 4 Hand-hemming Pants

Author: Heather