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Pro Alterations: How to Shorten Jeans With the Original Hem
How to sew and Original Hem on jeans. Tip- If its needs more than 2" that needs cut off its easier to cut the original hem off 1/2" above the top stitching line. Figure out how much you need to cut off and subtract 1". So you need them up 8", cut original hem off plus 1/2", and then cut off 7". Sew original hem back on. Sometimes the original hem needs adjusted to fit the bottom of your new length.