How to Hem Your Pants in 3 Easy Steps

If there is one thing I know about it’s the struggle of being short.

It certainly isn’t the worst thing in the world. And too be honest, I don’t hate it, but there definitely are struggles. One of the biggest struggles I have are finding pants, specifically dress pants, that are the right length. Every pair I buy needs to be hemmed. And if I’m being honest, hemming/tailoring my clothes is not my strongest asset. I actually kind of suck at it. It’s just such a process and not something I want to deal with when I buy a new pair of pants. Plus, I’m usually excited to wear my newest purchase and having to take them to the seamstress right away means I have to wait a good week before wearing them.

So, if you are anything like me, I thought I’d share my little secret in putting off the seamstress. At least for that first wear. ShowStoppers Double Sided Tape. Seriously, if you are short or have any other wardrobe issues, get yourself some of this.

In this post I wanted to show you specifically how I “hem” my pants using ShowStoppers Double Sided Tape because it’s probably the thing I use double sided tape most for. It’s quick, easy and I promise it works. This isn’t a long time fix or an alternative to getting your pants tailored, but in an emergency or if you’re just being lazy (raises hand), this is ideal.

How I Hem My Pants Using Double-Sided Tape:

ShowStoppers Double-Sided Tape, double sided tape, how to hem pants with double-sided tape, no sew pant hem, petite fashion, how to use double sided tape to hem pants, amazon fashionYa gotta measure. This part sucks, but it’s necessary 🙂 Put your pants on with the shoes you plan on wearing, fold the hem up until you get the desired length. Once you have your length secure it with a pin, usually in several places to make sure you hold the same length all around.  Take the pants off and measure around the hem to make sure it is completely even.ShowStoppers Double-Sided Tape, double sided tape, how to hem pants with double-sided tape, no sew pant hem, petite fashion, how to use double sided tape to hem pants, amazon fashionOnce the length is all measured out and you double checked to make sure it’s even, peel off one side of the double-sided tape and secure to the pants. I may overdue it because I’m paranoid…I used three per side (6 total per pant leg). You could probably get away with two per side though.

After securing the double-sided tape to the pants, fold the hem back over into the pant leg. This might take a little effort to make sure it is all even, but it’s nothing too difficult.ShowStoppers Double-Sided Tape, double sided tape, how to hem pants with double-sided tape, no sew pant hem, petite fashion, how to use double sided tape to hem pants, amazon fashionAnd lastly, try the pants back on to confirm the length is just right.ShowStoppers Double-Sided Tape, double sided tape, how to hem pants with double-sided tape, no sew pant hem, petite fashion, how to use double sided tape to hem pants, amazon fashion

See, easy and painless.

ShowStoppers Double sided tape can also come in handy when temporarily fixing a hem that came undone, to close that annoying gap on a button up shirt, adjust the length of a dress/skirt and many other things. Definitely a life saver and something everyone should have in their wardrobe ER kit.

You can purchase ShowStoppers Double-Sided Tape and use code “Clothes2” at checkout for $2.00 off here: http://amzn.to/2x21q4Q


Do you girls use double sided tape in your wardrobe? If so, what is your number one use for it?

Thank you to ShowStopper for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

5 Comments

  1. November 2, 2017 / 9:00 am

    This post was so helpful! I am very petite, hovering just at 5 ft tall and I always need to hem my pants. It’s such a struggle. Will need to invest in some double-sided tape!

    • shannon
      November 13, 2017 / 8:56 am

      Yes definitely do! It makes a world of difference and saves time!

  2. November 2, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    This is such a good idea! At 5’8″ pants usually aren’t long on me, but I do have a pair or two that this would be perfect for. Thanks for sharing, Shannon! I’m definitely going to look into getting some of this.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  3. Lorna
    November 4, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    It’s a great way to do it! I do it with my jeans, however I then fold the hemline back out so the stitching is still visible!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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