work. However, it is possible that there are those who want to master this rather simple process, because today almost everyone wears trousers, and it is far from always possible to buy a finished product that is ideally suited in length, so there will always be plenty of such work in the house.
How to hem trousers? Before giving advice, I would like to clarify what kind of trousers we are talking about. The hem technique directly depends on the style, fabric structure, style, and also on whether they are male or female. As for jeans, there are some secrets here, because if you cut them in the usual way, then the spectacular branded edge will disappear, without which they will not look good. The work will also depend on how much you need to shorten them.
And now I'll tell you how to hem women's trousers. Consider the option of bending a model from a dense, for example, woolen fabric. Before you start work, you need to properly measure (here it is very appropriatethe saying “Measure seven times, cut one”, especially with little experience), how many centimeters you need to shorten the legs, and this will require an assistant. This must be done in the shoes with which you will wear these trousers. It should also be taken into account that when worn, they “pull” up a little, as we constantly sit down and bend our knees.
When you determine the desired length, make a mark in this place with a tailor's chalk or dry remnant. Now the trousers must be removed and laid out on the table. Take a ruler, measure the required number of centimeters from the bottom of the legs and draw lines - this is the finished length. It is necessary to leave a hem allowance and draw a second line along which we will cut. We draw it at a distance of 4 cm below the first.
On finished products of this type, the edge is usually wrapped and sewn with a blind seam. Most likely you do not have an overlock, since those who have it are unlikely to be interested in the question of how to hem trousers. Such equipment is usually available from experienced seamstresses or tailors.
Now your task will be to overcast the edge. If you have a sewing machine, then process using the zigzag operation. This, of course, is not a branded finish, but for such a case it will fit perfectly, especially since the “zigzag” turns out tolerably on dense fabrics. Here you can do it in two ways. Trim the legs first, then overcast, or first sew along the second bottom line, then cut carefully so as not to damage the threads.
When the overedging is ready, ityou need to steam it through a damp cloth, since the “zigzag” slightly shears the fabric. At the same time, try to drive the iron only along the very edge, so as not to erase the hem line drawn with chalk or soap.
It's time to baste the allowance, making a fold along the intended line. On dense woolen trousers, as a rule, they do not lay a machine line. How to hem pants by hand? This will require accuracy and diligence. If the fabric is loose and non-uniform in color, then it will be easier to work, since puncture marks will not be noticeable from the front side. If the fabric has a pure color and a smooth surface, then there is a risk of dots appearing on the “face” in the places of stitching. Therefore, we choose the thinnest needle and thread, while the second should be strong.
Now directly about how to hem trousers with your hands with a blind seam. You need to start at any vertical seam and move from right to left. Keep the leg edge away from you. First, fasten the thread on the vertical seam allowance, then insert the needle under the zigzag stitch from the wrong side by about 1 cm, pull the thread and hook one leg thread with the needle in the place where the allowance adjoins it, pull it out and reinsert the needle behind the threads " zigzag. Continue doing this until you have sewn completely. In this case, the thread should not be tightened - the allowance should not be pressed tightly against the leg. This will make the punctures less noticeable, and the hem will be more accurate.
Finally iron the seam allowance and arrows. Through a damp cloth, we iron along the edge of the fold, without going to the folded cutpants, otherwise it will be imprinted on the "face".
You will have such work if you cut your trousers much, for example, by 10 cm. If you need to shorten by 1.5 - 2 centimeters, then the task is greatly simplified, since the legs can not be cut. For tight trousers, a fairly wide hem is allowed. This way you don't have to overcast the edge and it stays branded. In this case, you need to cut off the existing allowance, steam off the fold, outline a new hem line, bast, sew by hand with a blind stitch and iron.
As you can see, it is not difficult to hem trousers at home. It will take at least a couple of workouts, and then the process will improve.