Working as a fashion producer and stylist, Tara Williams is always having to hem pants on the fly. Here she shows us three quick ways to do it in a flash.
Double Sided Tape
This method works best on heavier fabrics like jeans, and is a temporary solution if you happen to get caught with your pants, er, hems down.
- Turn pants inside out.
- Start at the seams, applying a piece of tape to the inside of the pant, removing the protective paper on the other side of the tape, and securing to the inside hem.
- Work in manageable lengths, applying one piece of tape to each side of the pant. There is no need to wrap tape around the entire pant leg.
This method is a little more permanent, and great for lighter weight trousers.
- Turn pant inside out, measure both sides evenly.
- Put fusible tape in between pant and hem.
- Iron and voila!
Basting - Simple Stitch
Basting is a loose stitch that does not show through on the outside hem. It's a more permanent solution for any type of fabric.
- With a needle and thread, stitch around the hem by grabbing a tiny part of the outer layer of the pant and a larger chunk of the inner layer. This method will ensure the thread remains invisible on the outside.