Khaki hem

I’m not a Khaki gal, really. I rarely wear them. I’m a denim gal 95% of the time. When I do find the perfect fitting pair of khakis for .99 cents I usually run into this:

Short girl problem #013

Such is life. A cut is definitely in order.


Turning my khakis inside out I measured 3″ from the original bottom hem. I’ll be hemming them “up” another inch (4 in total) so, this is why I left 1″ of extra room. I marked them with a water soluble fabric pin and cut.


Then, I measured the 1″ up from the new raw edge and pinned.


If I’m doing this hem for a client, I usually run the raw edge under a serger to keep it from fraying. When I hem for myself I take the lazy way out. I swear I should’ve named this blog “The Lazy Seamstress” instead… Hindsight is always 20/20.

Under the needle ya go.

On dressier material, I favor the blindhem stitch. On denim and khakis, a simple straight stitch is appropriate.

My hem πŸ™‚
The original hem.

They look pretty darn close!

Much better!


I dare say it’s a perfect length. Recognize thatΒ no sew rafash from last year? πŸ™‚ Yes, yes I do wear my creations over and over and over again (until I get bored with them).


I’m getting fat again (No, I’m NOT pregnant!), so I’m nipping it in the bud with some fresh fruit!


As a formerly obese person, I can’t afford ANY extra weight. 6lbs can easily turn into 60lbs for someone like me, let’s be honest.

It’s a good thing I love fruit πŸ˜‰ …and I have to admit, I like these khakis too. I’ve had them for quite a while. I recently found them in the back of my closet and decided, why not? It’s good to have at least one non-denim pair of slacks, right? πŸ˜‰


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