How to make your pants longer with a hem facing
You have just finished sewing a new pair of pants, luckily they fit great except the length.... don't worry, I have a tip to share with you to increase the leg lenght by a few centimeters. If you only need an extra inch or so of length, you can sew a hem facing.
For this tutorial, I'll use the Pio pants as an example. The original hem is a 4 cm double fold hem which means I can lengthen it about 3 cm.
Measure the bottom of the pants. Mesure the front and then mesure the back.
Cut 2 pieces corresponding to the front measurement + 2 cm seam allowance and a width of 4 or 5 cm.
Cut 2 pieces corresponding to the back measurement + 2 cm seam allowance and a width of 4 or 5 cm.
Sew one front with one back wrong sides together.
Pin the facing to the bottom of the pants, wrong sides together.
Sew with a 1 cm (or less if you want) seam allowance.
Serge the raw edge or for a nicer finish, fold the raw edge of the facing by one centimeter and press. Turn the facing to the wrong side of the pants, press well and sew.
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