Shortening jeans with original hem
What I did:
My client had two pairs of jeans that were too long.
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Rather than cutting and re-hemming, I shortened the jeans by taking up (i.e. folding, sewing, and cutting) some of the fabric above the hem. This technique allowed me to keep the distressed denim and original top stitching intact, so that the jeans still had that distinct "jean-look."