The one thing that sucks most about being short is trying to find jeans that fit.
I have never been able to find a pair of jeans that are the perfect length.
They are either too short, or they drag the ground.
Hemming jeans is great...but I love the original hem of jeans.
So why not hem them, and keep the original hem?
This is something that I just recently started doing and I couldn't be happier!
This whole process takes me about 10 minutes per pair of jeans.
Step One: Measure
The jeans in these photos I needed to take up 2 inches. Since I am keeping the original hem, I divided that in half...so I measured 1 inch from the bottom of the original hem.
Step 2: Pin
Measure and pin all the way around your jeans...you don't want lopsided jeans!
Step 3: Sew
Line your needle up as close to the original hem as you can. I usually start where the vertical hem on the outside of the leg meets the bottom hem...just because I want to make sure that these line up like they were never hemmed! I also sew it twice all the way around just to make sure that it is nice and durable.
Step 4: Finish
Once you are done hemming, you can cut the excess material off. Or, you can fold it under. I cut the excess off one pair of jeans that I had hemmed....now every time I wash them, I am cutting the frayed material off. Now, I just fold the excess under. A few pairs of jeans I have to iron to keep the hem folded...some of them I don't. Either way, I am happy to have jeans that don't drag the ground!