This is a challenge that fits in with a quick sewing project I completed this week; a 10 minute trouser hem fix. I found a pair of high waist trousers in an op shop for just a dollar last month, they fit perfectly at the waist but were far too long for my short height - usual story. I put them aside, knowing I'd get around to fixing them someday - and I did, on Monday morning.
I've seen quite a few online tutorials to re-hem jeans using the existing hem, the result is excellent and far easier than re-hemming after a cut. Surely if you can do this with jeans, you could do the same with trousers too? Well yes, you can, in just 10 minutes. Here is the before and after:
:: 10 minute Trouser Hem Fix ::
Here is how:
Step 1 Decide where you would like your hem, and fold up the existing hem to desired length.
:: fold existing to desired length ::
Step 2 Pin desired hem length in place
Step 3 Sew a straight line just under the existing cuff
Step 4 Try on for size, fold down your cuff to make sure you are happy with your new hem length. If you are happy with your length, cut excess fabric away from your stitched line with pinking shears.
Step 5 Iron and wear
Hooray for easy yet practical sewing projects.