I have shorter legs than I should have.
Over the years the jean hem has given me cause to grimace.
If the jeans are not too long I can wear a pair of heels and sometimes get away with the length depending on the brand.
Not all jean brands offer different inseams so what's a girl to do?
I thought that if this is my problem .. .
it might be yours as well.
This solution isn't 100% undetectable but unless someone is really scrutinizing my hem.. .
(and now you will. ...)
I can get away with keeping the hem I paid for.
It's rather simple really.
I essentially put a tuck in the bottom of the jeans.
Try on the jeans and decide which length you want them.
Pin the jeans as I have done.
Try them on once more and check the length.
Stitch as close as possible to the original stitching without going over the original.
You want to stitch on the right side of the fabric hem. . not on the wrong side of the fabric just past the hem.
(you should be able to see my stitching in the photo below)
You want the original stitching to show.
This will work well for boot cut or skinny jeans but not as well on flared jeans.
After you have sewn around the hem. .
turn them right side out and press with a hot steam iron.
Now. . you can either cut the excess away and zigzag to keep the excess from fraying. .
or you can take the remainder of the fabric and do a blind hem.
If your denim is quite thin, I would rather recommend that you cut away the excess and zig zag
because the blind hem might eventually leave a tell tale "impression" on the right side.
Once you have done that. .
turn it right side out and give it a final press.
It's not perfect. . .
but then neither am I. . .
so it works.
All for now. .