How does one hem Super Ts?
The thread is super thick on these, how does one get them hemmed? I wanna keep them looking normal, but have never seen that type of thread anywhere.
Can someone post pics of their hemmed super t's? thanks.
You MUST find a tailor who can do the special hem to save the original hem or can reattach. Here is a site where they show you how to hem with saving the original hem:
Thanks to the above site for sharing a very simple hemming technique!
There is an issue with lining up the twisted seam, and you have ot take some out of the hem, and you really have issues because of the stitching, IMO, better to just wear heels if possible, but if hemmed, try to attach the original hem
ALSO, that's not the best choice in hemming techniques... the only benefit is that if after a while you wan't to let the hem out and restore the length... then you can... because you haven't made any cuts. HOWEVER, that hem does not normally work for flared or bootcut jeans, usually only works for straight legs... and as for twisted inseams... won't work at alll!!
the way it can be done is to cut off the original hem, cut out the excess length of material, and replace the hem (sew it back on) once the desired leg length has been cut. if your tailor is good... he/she shouldn't have a problem with the twisted inseam... it's a tiny bit more work compared to regular jeans (when using this technique) but still doable. but yes, finding the fat white thread will be a challenge... it's not readily available even at sewing stores I don't think... so check with your tailor that he has some before you let him go at the jeans.
The thread, as has been stated previously, is NOT FAT thread, but SUpers have 5 threads in their stitching, completing the look. Hemming can be done using the sandwich method, and this will not affect the twisted seam, BUT the look will be somewhat different due to no one having sewing machines that can sew with 5 threads except TR.
The hemming is not really that big a deal, and no one really notices it that much. WHen I hem mine, and it will be soon, it isn't going to matter that much. NO one examines the bottom half inch of anyones pants with much degree of close inspection, IMO of course.:magwink
Baby, you just take a needle and tread and do what's called tacking
just line everything up, and every couple of inches, make a stitch through the folded fabric, and then through your jeans (be sure to go vertically so it blends better). Go around a couple times in the same area (1mm apart x 3stitches is the best bet) and then tie them in double, triple, whatever knots, tie very well, and tight, and then snip off your excess. Maybe hit the fabric glue right on the knot to stabilize it.
holy cow, good thing I don't hem my jeans! Seems like a major pain!! I won't buy jeans that are way too long for me as I don't want to deal with the hassle of hemming them. Hey, it saves me money!! :)
^becks you're lucky!
thanks guys for the advice. I will just have them hemmed with the original hem.
luvapup - I agree, not too many people do pay attention to hems, but at the same time... most people don't even pay attention to your jeans period. so everything's a matter of preference. that said. if your hem is awful... people will notice... trust me. like if you do a "regular hem" so there's no ripple in the hem... very hideous. but anyway... I won't go further. You're doing this for yourself... so you can get it done the way you want, however you want/think is best.
Baby J - Keri's post is a good one, tacking is a great way to do it... another way to do it that I've seen tailor's do it, after you've folded and ironed the jeans (the last step in the website)... you take a thin blue thread and sew all the way around the hem right above where the hem and the fold meet (i'm talking if you're looking from the outside)... just using a simple straight stitch all the way around. as close to the hem as possible but staying on the folded part. and yeah, glue works too, but if you're going this road, I suggest tacking (by hand, as keri suggested) using thread instead.
and yeah... not having to hem is pretty awesome... but even my 5'9 gf has to hem her 35" inseam Rocks.
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