Although I teach three Tailoring Ready-to-Wear classes on Craftsy, there are a few alterations that many students ask about that were not included in the classes. One of the most common questions: “How do I hem pants with a cuff?” Hemming cuffed pants is very simple, but its important to pay attention to the measurements or you run the risk of hemming the pants too short.
STEP 1: Mark the hem. Try on the pants and turn up each pant leg. Mark the bottom edge of the new hemline with chalk.
STEP 2: Measure the amount to be hemmed: measure from the original hemline to the chalk mark.
Designer Tip: Be sure to measure both legs, as quite often there is a difference!