How to Hem your own Pants and Skirts

Learning how to hem your own pants and skirts

It always inevitably happens to hem skirt or pants. If you do not want pay for hemming money try to hem with own hands. To fix the hem of skirt or dress need use a hand blind hem stitch (an invisible hem). For hemming the pants for men need use other way. To the bottom edge you need sew the special tape (trouser kick tape).
There are some ways how to sew up your hems. I offer you universal way that can use for hemming your pants and skirt or dress, sometimes also referred to as an invisible hem.
For tutorial I use an imitation the bottom part of pants.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 1

The trouser kick tape is sewn by 2 stitching lines after the hem fold is steam pressed and the ridge should peep out for 1 mm ( 1/24 inch).
Note: The sewing thread, fabric and tape have different colors. So it will be easier to show how to make an invisible seam correct.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 2

First I will show how to make the pants hem. At the last steps I will explain hemming a skirt or dress.
For hemming pants with tape you must have a sewing machine. The hemming a skirt can be accomplished with just a needle and thread.
Like the jeans hems one of the simplest things you can do now mark the hemline of the pants.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 3

Use a serger to neaten edges on. Using your machine's zigzag to neaten the edges of pants is undesirable.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 4

Remove the replaceable table of a sewing machine and you can start attaching of tape.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 5

Place the edge of the tape along the intended line of trouser hem, as shown.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 6

Now start sewing along this edge of the tape.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 7

After sewing the tape on a circle you can cut it with scissor leaving a small section for folding the tape.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 9

This photo shows how to do it.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 10

Now you need to do second fastening line. Lift the presser foot and turn across the leg. Make few stitches.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 11

Again lift the presser foot and turn across the leg. Now you can sew along second edge of the tape.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 12

This is the final stage of sewing the trouser with kick tape.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 13

Now is the time handmade. We will learn a way for hemming the pants or skirt using an invisible hem seam.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 14

First you need to fold the pant leg along the tape as shown.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 15

Next, insert the one leg of pants on sleeve board ironing and iron as shown. The tape edge should be lower the hemline on 1 mm. So the tape will be protecting the bottom the pants from erasure.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 16

Now we are ready to start sewing by hand.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 17

Invisible stitch to do is not easy. It is important to trace the thread were not visible on the front side of the fabric skirt or pants.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 18

Fold an edge, as shown and hold it with the thumb.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 19

Insert the needle into the fabric so as to capture only one thread of the fabric.
On opposite side you can catch more threads a fabric. The main thing is do this seam invisible on face side of the pants or skirt.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 20

On this photo shows a hem seam on the wrong side of skirt or trousers.

How to hem your own pants and skirts, step 21

I had done this hem without traces of thread on the front side. I hope my tutorial help you to do hemming like me.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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