Tonight, I refashioned two of my daughters high-water pants. The first pair, I created a new hem using a double needle (FUN…my first time using one!).
I took this pair of old jeans.
Step 1: chop to desired length
Step 2: serge the ends (you can alternately do a zig zag stitch or use pinking shears if you do not have a serger).
Step 3: check your work to make sure the length is even on both legs.
Step 4: change to a double needle and thread appropriately (you can always do 2 single stitches along side each other if you don’t have a double needle).
Step 5: pin your new hem in place.
Step 6: start sewing…yay, this is so exciting since its my first time using a double needle!
Step 7: check your work…look at that lovely double stitch that was so effortless that I almost feel guilty!
Step 8: admire your work! The double needle gives it a more professional look! If you don’t have a double needle, you can always do two separate stitches along side each other…just stay as straight as possible so they look professional.
Here’s a before & after pic
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