How to lengthen pants?

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Need to give length to dress pants

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  • Heje Heje on Jun 12, 2018
    Lengthen pants by taking out the stitching and pressing with a damp cloth. Find a piece of coordinating fabric and cut it to the length and width that is needed. On the coordinating fabric remember to add 1/2 inch for the top to be used to fold over once for hemming and 1/4 to 1/2 inch to be sewn to the bottom of the pants that you removed the stitching from initially. There should be about 1 inch or more added to hem depending on how deep the hem was originally.









  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 12, 2018
    Check the hem of the pants...is there enough fabric to lengthen to the pants to the correct length? If so undo the hem. Iron where the hem was. If you have a pair of pants that fits well and is at the correct leg length measure the length from croctch to bottom of hem of pants. Transfer that length to the pants that need hemming. Or if you have a helper, put the pants that need hemmed on, stand on a small stool, and have the helper pin the hem in place.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 12, 2018
    It really depends on how much length you need to add.... if you need to add more than there is in the turned up part of the hem.... then you need to buy longer pants.... if the turned up part of the hem will get the job done... buy some bias binding in a color that matches the pants (or a close as you can get) the single fold narrow one should work... starting with the bias on the outside fold out one edge and match with the raw edge of the pants.... with the stitching the hem already removed and the crease ironed out.... sew along the pressed crease in the bias binding... you want the "joint seam" in the bias to be on the inside seam of the pants.... once the bias has been stitched to the pants.. turn the new "hem" to the inside and press along the hem edge... hand stitch the bias hem to the pants leg... and repeat on the other leg.... Youtube should have a tutorial on this if you need a more visual instruction.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 12, 2018
    There are a couple of ways to do this...it depends on how much more length you need.
    -take out the hem at the bottom of each leg and re-hem with a minimal amount of fabric (1/4") and matching thread turned up to make a hem, it may result in the sticthing of the previous hem showing, iron the new one in place to diminish the previous hem.
    -add material to the bottom of the existing hem as an accent/contrast to the garment, such gray slacks and black (or other complementary color) to the hem to lengthen.
    -if there is enough fabric at the waist, can you widen the waste to have it ride lower on the hips or add fabric at the top of the waist to make the slacks slightly longer. Be careful, it may make the crotch too low.

  • I think it depends if there is enough material at the hem to let out.