OOPS! I can’t believe I did this…I hem pants all of the time. In my own defense, I was rushing because I really wanted to wear these after taking in the waist on them (see previous post). I started hemming, forgot to divide the length in half to hem (see original hem post). I usually try my pants on before cutting…so of course the one time I decide to skip this, I mess up!
I ended up with these high waters…hey, where’s the flood?!?!
So, after getting frustrated and letting the pants sit collecting dust for the past week, I decided to fix them tonight.
First, I needed to take the excess fabric and measure to add the correct amount back on. So I pinned and cut.
Next, I sewed it back together since I had cut along the seam.
Then, I reattached the fabric to the bottom of the pant leg by sewing a straight stitch along the bottom.
This added back the length…whew!
Finally, I redid the original hem to finish.
Here’s a close-up so you can see the added fabric.
I added a top stitch on the area I added the fabric back on to as well as over the original hem. This made the seams lay flat and less noticeable.
See? You can fix almost any mistake!
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