Tutorial: Pinch hem a pair of jeans to preserve the washed hemLynette from Running With Scissors shows two ways to use a pinch hem to shorten a pair of pants.  Rather than just cutting excess fabric off of the bottom, it pinches out the extra fabric so the original hem is preserved.  It’s a particularly good hem for jeans, when you want to preserve the weathering and wash of the original hem.  She shows how to make an Original Pinch and a Hidden Pinch hem.  Go to Running With Scissors for the tutorials.

[photo from Running With Scissors]

By Anne Weaver


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