Hack for Getting Over the Thick Part of the Hem

Keya Harper
by Keya Harper

I’ve got to share this amazing hack for getting over the thick part of the hem.


Have you ever had to shorten a pair of jeans but gotten stuck at the thick part where the hems of the leg length meet the hem at the bottom? I've got you covered.

Tools and materials: 

  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors
Hack for getting over the thick part of the hem

1. Unfold

Open up the folds for where you want to hem. This will expose the side hem from the length of the leg.

Hack for getting over the thick part of the hem

2. Cut and push aside excess fabric

Hack for getting over the thick part of the hem
Hack for getting over the thick part of the hem

Cut the section of the side hem that will be in the fold of the bottom hem and push it facing the other direction. This will eliminate the bulk in the fold when you hem around the bottom.

Hack for getting over the thick part of the hem

This hack will make sewing much easier. It eliminates extra layers of fabric that make it hard to get through with your needle.


Give it a try and leave me a comment to let me know if this hack brings up your sewing game as much as it did for me.

 

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