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If Your Jeans Are Too Short, Try This DIY Hemming Trick

Get the look you want without buying new jeans

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I don’t know about y’all but if there’s one thing that I do my best to try on before purchasing, it’s my jeans. Come to think of it, the only exception to this is Old Navy jeans. Listen, smirk at your computer screen if you must, but I’ve been a fan of that brand for a long time now. They fit well, plus they’re hella affordable.

That said, I do know that due to the pandemic, some stores have kept their dressing rooms closed. I also get that if you like to shop online, you might not know exactly how your own jeans are going to fit until they arrive at your front door. If either if these points personally apply to you and when you’re at home trying on your jeans, they do end up "coming up short”, here’s a hack that I think you’ll appreciate.

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Yep. All you have to do is get rid of the hem at the bottom of your jeans (with a seam ripper) and then iron the crease out. Yeah, this is another one of those, “This is so simple and it was right in front of our faces all of this time” kind of hacks.

Personally, I think this is something that you should do with your casual jeans, not your dress up ones. The reason why I say that is the fraying, to me, makes the jeans look like the kind that you should rock with a graphic tee or hoodie not a glam top. I also think this look would work well if you decide to do some DIY distressing to a couple of pair.

Anyway, if you’ve got some high waters somewhere in your closet, this is a really easy way to make them a thing of the past. Enjoy!