How To Skip The Tailor & Hem Your Pants At Home

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Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch. serves up everything from must-know kitchen lifehacks to easy-to-digest DIYs. This week, the ladies show us how to hem pants at home (all in just 60 seconds!).
No time to go to the tailor but really need to get your pants shortened for this weekend? You'd be surprised at how easy hemming pants really is. We teamed up with our friend and designer, Heidi Merrick, to show you how to do it like a pro. Kiss that tailor bill goodbye!
Click through for the step-by-step video!
You'll Need:
Clothing Pins
1. Wearing pants, measure the length (easiest with help from a friend!)
2. Pin all the way around
3. Iron, press firmly
4. Thread the needle
5. Start sewing at the seam
6. Stitch one fiber, every 1/4 inch, continue around pant
7. Knot at the seam
8. Clip
9. Et voila!
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