New Sewing Project Started: Hemming Dress Pants

April 14th, 2013 at 8:04 pm . Posted in Sewing Projects .

You guys, I’m very excited that after a long hiatus, I’ve gotten my sewing machine out again.

Exhibit A

This time I’m tackling hemming, but dress pants rather than jeans like I hemmed last year. I didn’t realize there would be such a difference in process for the different fabrics and pants styles, but lo and behold, there is. With the jeans last time, I just cut and folded up the cuff, and completed all the sewing on my machine.

For my current pair of slacks, I’m using hem tape for a more subtle look. So far I’ve sewn the hem tape to the raw edge using my machine. (I have to admit, I was a little rusty, but the good ole instruction manual had me sewing in no time.)

The next step is sewing up the hem itself, and then I’ll be finished.

Wish me luck, and happy sewing!

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