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Posted: 5/1/2011 5:24:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 7:37:34 PM EDT by Subnet]
I've never used a sewing machine in my life. I haz one, and I'm reading the instruction manual. These fuckers are complicated.





I watched a few youtube videos on how to hem jeans, and sort of combined the various techniques in my head. I have no idea what I'm doing, and I've never done anything remotely like this, but I fancy myself a handy guy. How card can it be?





Wish me luck? I'm sure the ladies of arfcom would be laughing their asses off, watching my try this.



EDIT: Holy shit, I actually did it. I'll be damned.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:25:41 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Subnet:


I've never used a sewing machine in my life. I haz one, and I'm reading the instruction manual. These fuckers are complicated.



I watched a few youtube videos on how to hem jeans, and sort of combined the various techniques in my head. I have no idea what I'm doing, and I've never done anything remotely like this, but I fancy myself a handy guy. How card can it be?



Wish me luck? I'm sure the ladies of arfcom would be laughing their asses off, watching my try this.


They make tape for that.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:26:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 5:26:23 PM EDT by 6winchester2]
We will need video of this.

Could be ARFCOM history in the making here.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:26:40 PM EDT
You paid $100.00 for a pair of jeans??
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:26:53 PM EDT
hold my beer....
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:28:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 6winchester2:
We will need video of this.

Could be ARFCOM history in the making here.





Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
hold my beer....


both of these
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:28:44 PM EDT



Originally Posted By NoVaGator:


hold my beer....


Pretty much.



They're too long, and I've begun to damage them in the back.



Should be fine. I think. Maybe. Probably not.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:29:47 PM EDT
it's all fun and games until you sew your fingers together
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:30:57 PM EDT
In for the train wreck.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:31:22 PM EDT
Typical behavior for a Michigan fan.

I know a Chinese lady that could give your vagina a nice waxing, too.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:32:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nick710:
You paid $100.00 for a pair of jeans??



This.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:33:22 PM EDT
you should buy a pair of skinny jeans instead, it's the new style for men
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:34:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 5:35:08 PM EDT by Nick710]
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:35:35 PM EDT
Why not try it on a pair of old, unwanted trousers first, just as a dry run?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:37:07 PM EDT
why am I not looking at a sewing machine on r_g.com?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:37:18 PM EDT
Well, if he messes it up he can always cut them off int a pair of Daisy Dukes...
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:38:00 PM EDT
retaining/recreating the distressed look of the original hem is the hardest part. done correctly, no one will know they were hemmed. incorrectly, and they'll look like bad mom jeans. you may want to read up on that part. if you plan on wearing them with your white reeboks, it probably won't matter. stitch away.






Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:38:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Why not try it on a pair of old, unwanted trousers first, just as a dry run?


Don't ruin the fun!
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:38:24 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Subnet:





Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

hold my beer....


Pretty much.



They're too long, and I've begun to damage them in the back.



Should be fine. I think. Maybe. Probably not.

 


You know people pay extra for that damage.
 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:39:16 PM EDT



Originally Posted By DDiggler:


Well, if he messes it up he can always cut them off int a pair of Daisy Dukes...


Oh God, that visual.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:41:00 PM EDT
People spend that kind of money on jeans?  I spend $20 and feel like I'm getting raped.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:42:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 5:48:06 PM EDT by keroppl]
Just stop unless you have a Union Special chain-stitching machine.

Pay someone who does.

Like these guys
http://www.blueowl.us/scripts/psp/VB_Bridge3.dll?VBPROG=\bin\shop.prodt.detail&SKU=1
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:46:57 PM EDT





Go for it.  
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:54:00 PM EDT
Did you steal them from your wife?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:54:08 PM EDT
Lot easier to do by hand if you are only going to do one pair.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:13:16 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Trashcan:


People spend that kind of money on jeans?  I spend $20 and feel like I'm getting raped.


Supply and demand. They don't make 'em anymore.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:20:15 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:


Why not try it on a pair of old, unwanted trousers first, just as a dry run?


Don't be a pussy.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:22:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LazarusLong:
Lot easier to do by hand if you are only going to do one pair.


You cannot possibly hem jeans properly by hand.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:48:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:31:42 PM EDT







Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:40:40 PM EDT
good job keeping the original hem
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:43:15 PM EDT



Originally Posted By keroppl:


good job keeping the original hem


After an hour of reading shit and watching videos, I figured it like this:



1. On my very first time EVER attempting sewing, I probably wasn't going to create a hem that looked as cool as the original

2. It's actually a lot easier to just keep it, so win/win.
 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:50:34 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Chokey:


why am I not looking at a sewing machine on r_g.com?


NO GUTS, NO GLOREEEEEEEEE!



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:53:16 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Subnet:





Originally Posted By Chokey:

why am I not looking at a sewing machine on r_g.com?


NO GUTS, NO GLOREEEEEEEEE!

 


You did it!



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 11:55:44 PM EDT
I was fully expecting to check back in on this thread and see a colossally fucked hem job.



Nicely done.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 12:00:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fiver:
I was fully expecting to check back in on this thread and see a colossally fucked hem job.

Nicely done.


I was expecting "man the ER of this hospital is great!"
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 12:02:27 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Thumbtack:



Originally Posted By fiver:

I was fully expecting to check back in on this thread and see a colossally fucked hem job.



Nicely done.




I was expecting "man the ER of this hospital is great!"


Well he was sewing not cooking bacon.



 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 12:36:25 AM EDT
Nice job.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 12:46:51 AM EDT



Originally Posted By fiver:





Originally Posted By Thumbtack:


Originally Posted By fiver:

I was fully expecting to check back in on this thread and see a colossally fucked hem job.



Nicely done.




I was expecting "man the ER of this hospital is great!"


Well he was sewing not cooking bacon.

 


Made me LOL.



 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 2:00:23 AM EDT
Brooks Brothers offers US made Levi's for $150. They're very well made and much nicer looking than the $100+ jeans from Buckle or Lucky Jeans.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 2:13:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Nick710:
You paid $100.00 for a pair of jeans??


No, he paid $100 for a pair of old Levis that came off some hippies ass, then he hemmed them.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 2:14:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Well, if he messes it up he can always cut them off int a pair of Daisy Dukes...


I read this thread and only see a missed opportunity for jorts
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 2:18:31 AM EDT
Tidbit of info:  Did you guys know that Babe Ruth was a trained seamstress and could sew up a shirt from scratch?

It's true.......you could look it up.
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