Taking in, hemming, and patching blue jeans

What I did:


These jeans of my husband's were too big in the waist, too long, and had a small bit of fraying on the front thigh.

Before: too long, front

Before: too long, back

Before: too big in the waist (note safety pins)

Before: closeup of fraying at right thigh


After: I hemmed the jeans so that they fell just above his regular shoes.

After: hemmed jeans, back view

After: closeup of the hem

After: closeup of the mending I did to prevent further fraying at the thigh

After: I narrowed the waist by sewing in two darts from the back waist to the back pockets.