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What are some ways to make alterations on pants?

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Two popular ways to alter pants are leg lengthening and taking in the waist fabric. Hemming is another popular sewing technique for altering the length of pants legs.

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Hemming is a simple sewing process that involves measuring the desired length of the pants leg to be reduced, and sewing that portion against the pants leg in a circular pattern, effectively shortening the length of the leg. The reverse process of lengthening a pair of pants can be achieved by using a seam ripper to tear out any existing hems, then adding new fabric of a similar color to the un-hemmed edge.

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