How Do You Hem A Pair Of Pants With Cuffs?
• Decide how long the pants are to be and how wide the cuffs are to be. • Measure the length of the pants from the inseam, add twice the width of the cuff plus 1/2 the width of the cuff. For example, for a 29″ inseam with a 1 1/2 inch cuff, cut each pants leg inseam to measure 29 + 3 + 3/4 (32 3/4 inches). Allow extra if you don’t want the hem to have a raw edge. • Press the first fold in the pants to measure inseam length plus cuff width. It would be 29 + 1 1/2 inches, or 30 1/2 inches in the example above. • Press the second fold to measure 1 1/2 inches up from the first fold. That’s your cuff. • Hem the pants 3/4 inch from the bottom (second) fold. Unless the fabric of the pants is thick, the raw edge should be at a distance halfway up the cuff. Thus the stitches of the hem (on the inside) will be hidden by the cuff (on the outside). Sometimes, the cuffs are tacked to the pants at seam lines so they won’t flop down. Note that for thicker fabric, the in-seam length will be what you d