I am not a tall person. According to my husband, I’m not short, I’m “fun-size!” This means that jeans don’t usually come in the right length for me. I have tried buying the “Petite” sizes but they just don’t fit right – they are usually too short. It seems that I am somewhere in the middle of regular size and “fun-size!” So I have to buy regular sized jeans and hem them to the right length for me. In the past, I have hemmed jeans using that special tan colored thread made for top-stitching on denim, but it just doesn’t look the same. I came across this technique for hemming jeans and now this is how I always do it! I find that it is helpful to use a heavy duty needle, but other than that, no special thread or machine is needed. If you have a zipper foot, it is helpful, but not necessary.
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