Hemming pants without needle and thread

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  1. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    I have a pair of pants which are too long way too long about 6 inches (no I cannot return them)

    I don't have any experience with sewing is there a way I can hem these pants without sewing and making them look good.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    Stitch-witch, its an iron-on film like what is on the back of iron-on patches. You can do a decent job with it...

    Or take them to a tailor.
     
  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Stich Witch. It's a tape-like stuff. Looks kinda like Teflon tape. Basically, you put some snips of the stuff between what you want "sewn" together, and steam-iron it. The stuff melts into a cloth super glue. Warning, it is permanent! Make sure you have your folds just right where you want them before you iron. Measure twice, cut once.

    That's the permanent solution. A quick fix is Elmer's glue. Same concept, fold where you want the crease, use Elmer's (or just about any art-and-craft glue stick stuff), let it dry, and you're good till you wash it.

    But needle-and-thread isn't that hard to master. Just use thread as close to the same color as the pants, and use a small stitch on the outside.
     
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  5. laughingperson5 macrumors 6502

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    Staples. Haha. Kidding. But I'd probably just take them to a tailor. There are cheap ones out there that do a great job.
     
  6. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, get them tailored... its under $10 and anything else looks ridiculous.
     
  7. grouper macrumors regular

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    take them to a tailor, or find a family member/friend that could do it and beg (and then bake them cookies or something)
     
  8. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    in many places, dry cleaners have somebody who will hem pants and do minor repairs for reasonable fees
     
  9. Vster macrumors 6502

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    +1 for Stitch-witch, my wife swears by that stuff. :D
     

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