How to Create a Raw Hem
Want to learn a super easy DIY project? Our talented tailor Jen Sharkey is back with another Tailor Tutorial on distressed denim. Here, she shows us how to add a raw-cut hem to our favorite jeans. Bonus: all of the materials are common household objects.
- Tape measure
Mark in chalk where you want to cut your jeans. Tip: do this while wearing the jeans so they don’t end up too short.
Use a ruler to mark the hem line. Then cut across with your scissors.
Measure the inseam of your new pant leg. Mark the un-cut leg with chalk, using the previous inseam length as a guide.
Repeat step two on your second pant leg.
Turn the jeans inside out and add a few stitches to the outseam to keep the threads from unraveling.
Distress the hem by hand with a rolling motion.
Wear your new distressed jeans around town (while social distancing, of course).