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16-02-2008
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Hemming Jeans Help - name of tailor in london please
im looking for a great place in london that can take up my jeans and do them well so they dont look like theyve been taken up! so they look like i bought them with the right leg length in the first place!

ive seen some really bad jobs done on taking up jeans and i dont want that to happen to mine!

any recommendations?

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16-02-2008
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Shortening jeans isn't that hard. I really can't imagine how you would be able to see a "bad job" (unless it was something really stupid like using the wrong color thread ).

Anyone who can handle a sewing machine will be able to help you.

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ive seen A LOT of really obviously taken up ones in the past... the hem just isn't worn and flattened like a bought pair are... i think its a real art to do it so you cant tell they've been done...

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Someone told me that it is called "original hem", however I'm not sure if it would be called the same thing in London. Hope this helps.

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18-02-2008
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I have jeans hemmed quite a bit, and over time the hem takes on the appearance of "worn-ness" but initially the hem isn't as "ridgy", its not that big a deal to me and on dark jeans I like the clean hem anyway. the technique that floatingworld is speaking of cuts off the originally hem and resews it on top of the jean bottom.

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18-02-2008
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thats really interesting! i now just need some suggestions of great (reliable) places to get this done in London......?

ps. thanks, whoever changed the thread title.. new one makes more international sense!

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18-02-2008
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just googled 'original hem' - genius! that'll work with one pair but maybe not the other coz they are 5 inches or so too long (they were in a sale and fit everywhere but the leg length)....... or maybe it can still work?

any ideas?

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