How To Hem Your Jeans Without Sewing

by Kali Borovic

There's nothing worse then not being able to find jeans that fit just right, but fixing them yourself doesn't have to be a headache. A lot of people aren't familiar with how to hem jeans without sewing, but this technique is actually way easier than you might think. Say goodbye to the days of begging your grandma to sew your pants, because this is so easy that you'll be done in under 30 minutes.

At the sky-scrapping height of five feet tall, I know all about the struggle of finding jeans that don't drag on the ground, which is why this strategy for hemming pants is about to be my new best friends. In just six steps, you'll be on your way from a loose-fitting mess to stylish cropped jeans. The best part is that you don't have to try and figure out how to use a sewing machine to do it.

All you need is scissors, glue, and a ruler to be on your way to denim greatness. Just measure where you want your hem, cut off the fabric, fold, and glue, and you've got a whole new pair of pants! It doesn't get much easier than this, folks.

1. Mark Your Hem

This is probably the hardest part of the whole tutorial, which is really saying something about how simple it is. Just choose where you want your hem to be (or get some help from a friend) and put a pin in the spot.

2. Draw The Hem

Flip your pants inside out and use that pin as a guide to create a full line where you want the hem. This will be the actual length of your pants.

3. Draw Seam Allowance

Although you won't be using a sewing machine, it's still nice to have a seam allowance, so you can fold the pants to make the hem look more polished.

4. Cut & Fold

Cut some of the end of the fabric off and fold the pants about a 1/2 inch up to the seam allowance line.

5. Iron

You can skip this step if your short on time, but ironing the first line before you fold to the second, will give you a sharper and more polished hemline.

6. Glue

Fold to the second line and start gluing! Once it dries, you'll be good to go.

It doesn't get much easier than this!

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