Hemming Dress Pants: Sewing Project Complete

April 24th, 2013 at 6:58 pm . Posted in Sewing Projects .

Color me excited! Last night I finished the sewing project I shared with you guys earlier this month—hemming dress pants, which I got for less than $20 recently at JCP!

To finish up the project, I folded up the bottom edge of each leg and hand-sewed the hem tape. Ironing was key in making this easier. To be totally honest, it took me a number of stitches to get into the groove of this hand-sewing effort, and the first stitches weren’t the prettiest. But after trucking along a bit, I started to catch on, and I think the hem turned out pretty well.

It’s so exciting to transform something to make it more usable, and the best part is, now I can wear this pair of pants to work with flats. Before hemming them, even my highest heels weren’t tall enough to keep the pants from dragging on the ground.

Even though hemming the pants was a process for me this time around, I’m sure once I get used to hemming, it won’t be bad at all.

Have you altered any clothing lately?

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