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How to hem flared jeans

A pair of women's Boyish brand jeans with chainstitch hemming flare leg opening displayed to explain "How to hem flared jeans professionally."

By Maurice Malone  Published December 12, 2022

The steps behind hemming or shortening flared jeans are a little different from those of most jeans or pants with a straight or tapered leg opening. Depending on how wide the flared hem is, it often has a curved shape that appears straight when worn.

On this pair of Boyish jeans, we marked the length at the inseam. A line is drawn straight across to the outseam, and then we add an arch 1/4" from peak center. The jeans then chain stitched hemmed.