Lately, the trend with jeans has been thick stitches and wear on the bottom of the hem. What happens if the jeans are too long, but you want to keep the detail at the hem? You pinch hem the jeans. I’m going to show you how on a friend’s pair of jeans.
1. Measure how much you need to shorten your jeans. These jeans need to be shortened 2 inches.
2. On the inside of the jeans, mark HALF of the amount up from the stitching line. These jeans needed to go up 2 inches, so I marked up 1 inch. (I didn’t have time to redo this so I’m sorry the picture is wrong. Really, mark on the inside of the jeans; it makes it so much easier.)
3. The line you marked is the foldline. Fold the fabric up on this line and pin.
4. Sew with matching thread between the stitching line and the fold. (Sew between the two black lines)
7. Sew an 1/8″ above the fold. I like to move my needle over to the very left and then keep the fold on the center line of my sewing foot. I know everyone has different feet so do what you’re comfortable with. Make sure the thread is as close in color as possible.
This is the end result. You can kind of see the topstitching above the other stitching, but from far away nobody can see it. Now your pants are the right length without looking like they were hemmed!