How to Mend & Hem Clothes : How to Sew a Cuffed Hem for Pants on a Machine

How to Mend & Hem Clothes : How to Sew a Cuffed Hem for Pants on a Machine


Hi! I’m Karen for Expert Village. Now we will
show you how to sew our cuffed hem. We’ve pressed it and it is all ready to sew. Just
fold out the cuffed part and you are going to sew a straight stitch and make sure that
it is going to be hidden by the cuff when you fold the cuff up. So we are going to sew
it right along here and I like to start by a seam, lower your foot and sew around, back
up to knot it and so a straight stitch all the way around. You can check to make sure
that you are catching all of the fabric here. Make sure that it is overlapped enough and
you are catching that and continue all the way around. Remove it from the machine and
trim your threads. You can trim your threads nice and close and then fold your cuff back
up and as you can see, your hem is hidden by the cuff. There it is and it is hidden.
Now we are going to just tack up the cuff at the seams and you put it in the machine.
You go parallel or straight on the seam. I’ll show you that; lined up with the seam and
straight stitch back and forth 1, 2 and trim those close on both sides and then go to the
other seam and repeat. Just to tack the cuff up. Okay it is best to use a thread that matches
the fabric exactly and that way you don’t see and there’s your cuff. You can repress
it just to get it good and flat if you want at the end.

3 thoughts on “How to Mend & Hem Clothes : How to Sew a Cuffed Hem for Pants on a Machine

  1. Thank you so much, I've tried using my machine but couldn't get it done, so I went back to doing it by hand……Now I'm confident by watching your video I can do it by the machine now……

  2. Thank you  so much for this video. I have been doing cuffed hems the hard way for years. Your video is show me how easy cuffed hems be….

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