One of the biggest problems I have in buying new shirts is the they are much more often 보다 naught too long.

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So I determined to try my hand at shortening the hem and found that to be much easier than i expected!

This is at sight easy and fun in ~ the same time! :)


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-a shirt that"s also long

-a similar shirt the is already your desired length

-a sewing machine

-thread that matches the shade of her shirt


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Lay out level the shirt the is also long and also button up the front.

Carefully lay the shorter shirt top top top, being certain to heat up the shoulders and sides.

Measure how much longer the "too-long" shirt is in ~ the middle and also at the sides, and also remember this length. Because that my shirt it to be 2 1/2 inches in ~ the middle and also 2 inches in ~ the sides. Part shirts have the very same measurement throughout or even a much more drastic difference.


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Unbutton the shirt. Currently you space looking at the within of the shirt.

Fold increase the hem so the the amount you fold up is the measure you took earlier, in ~ the middle and also sides. Pin it in place. Repeat this through the other side and also the earlier of the shirt.

Iron the entire finish of the shirt the you have actually pinned up.


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Begin sewing the brand-new hem, starting a pair inches in. This prevents bunching increase the cloth at the edge.

After sewing the entire length of the shirt, trim off the thread.

Now go earlier to the beginning and turn the shirts so the is coming into the sewing device from the other direction. Heat up the needle v where you started stitching, and finish the end.

Trim excess threads.


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Remove all pins from your hem.

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Trim off extra cloth as close as feasible to her stitches. I had the ability to trim around an 1/8 inch over my stiches.