Frequent question: How do you shorten flared jeans without a sewing machine?

Thread a hand-sewing needle with thread that matches your jean fabric. Backstitch around the leg through both layers and just above the top edge of the existing hem. Knot and finish off where the ends meet. Slip the folded cuff inside the pant leg and fold the original hem down.

Can you just cut jeans to make them shorter?

Jeans with a raw hem is very on trend these days, so there’s really no need to take your jeans to a tailor if they’re too long. I mean, you certainly can if you want a traditional hem; but if you like the raw hem look, you can easily cut off your jeans right at home. All you need is a pair of sharp scissors.

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