How to Hem Jeans with Kick Tapes
Here is the simple and original way of hemming jeans on sewing machine with help of trouser kick tape.
How to mend a bottom edge of your frayed jeans without shortening the length of jeans? I offer the way of hemming jeans that allows you to keep the length of the jeans.
For this way of hemming is needed a special tape that is used for hemming men's trousers. This tape is named kick tape. Using this strip which is for hem mens trouser we will to add it to the frayed edge of a jeans.
You will need the trouser kick tape about one meter and one spool of thread for finishing lines of jeans.
Now you need to cut a bottom of jeans as possible closer to the frayed edges. Make the marks above this line about 1 cm and draw new line around the leg.
Start sewing the kick tape to jeans
This tape will be sewn with two stitch lines.
Now start to make first stitching line, so that the cut edge of jeans was hidden under tape.
At the end of sewing you need fold the edge of tape, as shown. Turn tape inwards and stitch this folded end.
At end of tape turn and sew short vertical segment.
It is time to use the iron.
How fold the kick tape along edge a jeans
Now you need turn out the leg of jeans. Fold the kick tape to this wrong side a jeans leg and press it well. But first look at the next photo.
Note that the tape must be pass a little lower from the edge of the jeans fabric, minimum on 1 mm, but no more 2 mm.
Kick tape should be no noticeable
This edge of kick tape will be protect a hem of jeans from wearing out. But at the same time, the tape should be no noticeable.
Last step of sewing a kick tape
Now you need to make the second decorative stitch line on the wrong side of a jeans leg. At the same time this line will be fasten this tape to the jeans fabric.
Using such method of hemming a jeans you can renew the frayed jeans edge without very visible shortening a bottom edge. But you need know that hem with kick tape is used in mens or boys jeans only.
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