Hem Clothes

How to Mark a Hem for Alteration

How to Mark a Hem for Alteration

You knew the pants or skirt were too long in the store, but you...

How to Take a Dress Length Up

How to Take a Dress Length Up

You've found the perfect dress except, of course, it's too long. If the...

The Best Ways to Hem a Long Skirt

The Best Ways to Hem a Long Skirt

Long skirts can be casual and bohemian or quite elegant. Unfortunately,...

How to Take Up a Pleated Skirt

How to Take Up a Pleated Skirt

If you're going for that sexy schoolgirl look, a pleated mini skirt is...

Hem Clothes Articles

How to Make the Legs Slimmer on Ladies Dress Pants

How to Make the Legs Slimmer on Ladies Dress Pants

You have a great pair of pants -- but they don’t look so great in the leg area. Don’t give up on your pants just yet. By tapering them, you can slim the legs of your pants for an updated look that’s custom-fitted. Exactly how...

What Is the Correct Hem & Taper of a Modern Pant?

What Is the Correct Hem & Taper of a Modern Pant?

The taper of pants and the length of a hem do matter. Thing is, there isn't just one kind of modern pant. As fashion and style progresses and designers dip into previous decades for current inspiration, the more acceptable and fashionable...

How to Hem Jeans by Hand Without an Iron

How to Hem Jeans by Hand Without an Iron

When your jeans aren’t working for you, transform them into just the fit you want. You don’t need major skills or even fancy tools to alter your jeans for a whole new look. Grab a gal pal to help you figure out the perfect length. Hem...

How to Mark a Hem for Alteration

How to Mark a Hem for Alteration

You knew the pants or skirt were too long in the store, but you can’t resist a good sale. If you have a clothing item that needs a little help in the alterations department, it’s good to know some standard marks the pros use to mark a...

How to Hem Your Sweaters

How to Hem Your Sweaters

You know that sweater would really rock if only it were just a little shorter. Well, you don’t need major sewing skills to adjust the hemline in a sweater just a smidge. Whip out a few basic sewing supplies -- and hem your sweaters to just...

How to Hem Leggings?

How to Hem Leggings?

When your leggings don’t hit your legs just where you want them, basic sewing skills are all you need to whip them into shape. Grab a few simple sewing supplies and in just a short time, you can hem leggings to get them ready to wear. After...

The Best Way to Shorten a Blouse That's Too Long

The Best Way to Shorten a Blouse That's Too Long

So you've finally found the perfect blouse. Its drool-worthy pattern and adorable details make it something you absolutely need in your wardrobe. The only problem is that it doesn't really fit; it's too long. Sure, you can take your blouse to a...

How Long Should Dress Pants Be Hemmed?

How Long Should Dress Pants Be Hemmed?

There's more than one way to hem a pair of fabulous dress pants. It really just depends on the style of the pant, the fit along the hip and leg line and the dress code for the event you're attending. Regardless of whether you're opting for a...

The Best Way to Hem Sweatpants

The Best Way to Hem Sweatpants

You might be the most put-together woman at the office, never without a manicure, perfect hair and sophisticated shoes, but come the weekend, there’s nothing like lounging around the house in a pair of comfy, cozy sweatpants. Being casual,...

How to Hem Jeans & Make Them Look Store-Bought

How to Hem Jeans & Make Them Look Store-Bought

Very few of us can wear a pair of jeans directly off the rack. If you're under 5-feet-5, chances are you'll need to shorten your jeans at some point. You can avoid paying a tailor to do it if you have sewing skills. But if trying to get that...

How to Curve the Hem of a Shirt

How to Curve the Hem of a Shirt

When it comes to style, being chic can often coincide with coughing up cash. Clothing trends are fickle, and last season's hot sellers may quickly become outdated. A frugal fashionista, however, can adjust her wardrobe on a whim, whatever the...

How to Take a Dress Length Up

How to Take a Dress Length Up

You've found the perfect dress except, of course, it's too long. If the style is right and the color brings out your eyes, don't despair. You can take up a dress hem at home even if you've never sewn on a button. Shortening the length on a dress...

How to Hem Cardigans

How to Hem Cardigans

There's nothing more depressing than looking at the hem of a cardigan that's been your "go-to" cover-up and finding a frayed section. Or maybe you're a self-admitted fashion slave and the cardigan you adore is too long to be considered au courant....

How to Make Hemmed Jeans Longer in Length

How to Make Hemmed Jeans Longer in Length

So you just bought a rad new pair of jeans that are a little too long and decide to hem them yourself. You thought you were super careful and that you measured correctly, but after trying them on, you realize you accidentally cut off too much and...

How to Hem Velour Pants

How to Hem Velour Pants

Frustrated with fit dilemmas? Every diva's got her problem areas when it comes to wearing standard clothing sizes. One common complaint is the issue of overlong pants, which usually send fashion mavens running for professional assistance. Not...

How to Hem Shorts

How to Hem Shorts

If you've got a pair of shorts that are fraying, whether they're denim or not, you should probably throw a hem on the bottom to keep them intact. Hemming shorts is extremely simple, provided you're not scared to wield a sewing machine. And a...

How to Shorten Pants Without Cutting or Sewing

How to Shorten Pants Without Cutting or Sewing

If you're not the ideal height for clothes designers -- and few people are -- you may have pants that fit perfectly except for being too long. Getting garments altered can be expensive and not really worth it for everyday clothes. You can shorten...

How to Shorten a Sleeve of a Blouse

How to Shorten a Sleeve of a Blouse

In these frugal economic times, refashioning old clothes into something new is all the rage. It's not only money saving but also an earth-friendly way to get a fab new look. Take that blouse hiding in the back of your closet and turn it into...

The Best Ways to Hem a Long Skirt

The Best Ways to Hem a Long Skirt

Long skirts can be casual and bohemian or quite elegant. Unfortunately, it's a bit hard to look your best when you're tripping over your skirt. Hem your skirt to keep it long, but not too long for your legs. You can hem your skirt on a sewing...

How to Take Up a Pleated Skirt

How to Take Up a Pleated Skirt

If you're going for that sexy schoolgirl look, a pleated mini skirt is the way to go. Celebrities all over the place, including Taylor Swift and Paris Hilton, have rocked the pleated mini skirt look. But, if you've got a longer pleated skirt for...

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