What Are Some Ways to Make Alterations on Pants?

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.

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.