I feel like a real seamstress – I figured out how to blind hem pants! I can do it, so I know you can too – I want to show you how.
What is a Blind Hem?
I took “light” pictures so you can kind of see the stitching – it’s not as noticeable in real life. If you don’t know what a blind hem is, go grab a pair of dress slacks – notice how there’s not a regular hem, no line of stitches. Instead there is an occasional stitch, hiding the stitch line to make it virtually unnoticeable. The pants are “hemmed” inside and then every fourth stitch or so they’re tacked to the pant leg from the inside. That way you don’t see a continual row of stitches on the outside of the pant leg.
How to Blind Hem Pants
Choose the Blind Hem Stitch
Most sewing machines have a special stitch that will do this for you – – and I used it and it worked!! It sews a few straight stitches and then jumps over and tacks down the hem, then sews more straight stitches and repeats. It’s the one the arrow is pointing at – go see if you can find in on your machine…
Blind Hem Tutorial
And then this is the look after the stitching (from the inside) after you flip the cuff back out –
Blind Hem VIDEO Tutorial
SO, since it’s hard to show the steps in pictures, I busted out my super-awesome (only not) video skills and did a quick video where I could show you how to flip the hem correctly and where to sew so that you don’t see a seam. It’s only 2 minutes long, so not a big time-commitment. Here it is:
See, not that hard! Voila – hemmed pants, ready to wear:
Trevor got a few new pants at this discount store – they were such a good price he bought them even though the length wasn’t right because I told him I could hem them. Good to know I was right 🙂 It did take me a while to get to them – cause hemming pants isn’t the funnest thing. Until he razzed me about it on his blog … now they’re done!