How To Hem

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beautiful and Beloved Seamstresses! 🙂

As Homemakers, we are primarily the ones responsible for maintaining our family’s clothes – whether we are laundering, ironing or mending. And, we should really be making our family’s clothes!

I cannot overemphasize the importance of investing in a sewing machine. They are very affordable and the value you will get out of them is immeasurable. You can repair and hem quickly and efficiently, making your life much easier and giving you more time for your other tasks.

In the video above, she demonstrates almost exactly the way I hem Hakim’s pants (which is why I didn’t make my own video 😉 I might the next time I buy him some pants. In sha Allah). The only difference is that because Hakim is still growing, I don’t cut the pants. I kind of put two hems in them. That way, as he grows, I can just let one hem out and he can still wear the pants.

Just iron the pants where she made the second markings instead of cutting them. And then sew the hem the way she does. Then just fold them up to the first markings and sew again. The hem will be kind of thick, but it’s not really noticeable. And you will get a few more months of wear out of them, depending on how quickly your child grows.

This is wisdom, Sisters, because usually our children will outgrow their pants before they outwear them.

(If you have to put in a hem before you get a sewing machine, you can probably find a tutorial on YouTube on how to put in a hem by hand.)

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