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Trending / October 2020

How to Create a Raw Hem

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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.

pants and materials

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

chalking pants

STEP 1

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.

cutting pants

STEP 2

Use a ruler to mark the hem line. Then cut across with your scissors.

measure pants

STEP 3

Measure the inseam of your new pant leg. Mark the un-cut leg with chalk, using the previous inseam length as a guide.

cutting leg of pants

STEP 4

Repeat step two on your second pant leg.

inseam stitching

STEP 5

Turn the jeans inside out and add a few stitches to the outseam to keep the threads from unraveling.

roughen up edges

STEP 6

Distress the hem by hand with a rolling motion.

hem of pants

STEP 7

Wear your new distressed jeans around town (while social distancing, of course).

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