By Sewing Contributor Jessica, from the blog “Life Sew Good”.
While admittedly not a glorious task, hemming pants is a skill that is very easy, yet most people don’t know how to do it.
Here is a very simple way to hand-hem your dress pants so they look professional. One of the most important things will be to make sure your thread matches your pants. Once you have the right thread, your project should take you less than 15 minutes.
1. Press your hem up to your desired length. After threading your needle, begin at a side seam, catching your pants and your hem in your needle and pull up.
2. Leaving about 1″ of space, catch a very small piece of your pants and push your needle back up through the hem. (demonstrated in next two photos)
4. This is what your hand-sewn hem will look like on the inside of your pants. Continue all the way around and make sure to finish with a couple of small stitches and tie off so that it will not unravel.
5. This is what your pants will look like on the outside. You should barely see the thread on this side if you have used small enough stitches.
See?! Easy! Now go get that pair of pants that the Heat & Bond tape is falling off of and get hemming!