I bought these jeans recently and loved them, but they were almost too short. Then I washed them and they shrunk a little, and then they actually were too short. So I employed a fix I've used before, and want to show you a tutorial.
*Disclaimer: this is not a home ec teacher approved method, and may contain techniques the couture sewist would not usre*--but it works for me!
- Start by unpicking the hem seam using pointy scissors or a seam ripper.
- Once you get the seam opened up, unroll the whole hem and press it flat.
- You'll probably have little threads hanging off, so cut them off (or do the next step with a serger).
- This is the part I don't think a home ec teacher would like. ;) Zig zag the raw edge, or use bias tape to bind it off if you want to do it right. Or, add a piece of navy cotton to give it a false hem and it even longer.
- Press under the bottom third of the hem.
- Re-do the hem on the bottom 2/3ds and sew a straight seam to hem the jeans. Look, now they're 1-2" longer!