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DIY Step-Hem Jeans

01/05/2017 14 Comments
DIY step hem jeans, 2017 denim trends, budget style, women's fashion, style blogger

DIY Step-Hem Jeans

01/05/2017 14 Comments

Step-hem jeans are a big trend right now, with raw hems that are cut higher in the front than the back. (Think: mullet jeans.) You could get the look for $229 with Paige’s Jaqueline jeans, or find a pair of straight jeans in your closet and make your own.

I’m taking scissors to most of my denim these days. At 5’4″, I’m somewhere between regular and petite sizes, but usually stick to the former because they fit me better through the torso, waist, and hips. I’m too lazy/cheap to take my non-designer jeans to the tailor to be hemmed, so I just snip an inch or two off the bottom to make them work. I thought I’d jump on the uneven hem trend bandwagon with a pair of straight jeans I bought on sale at LOFT last year.

DIY step hem jeans

The best thing about this denim DIY is it doesn’t have to be perfect: if you want to get technical you can plan things out with a ruler and fabric pen before you make your cuts, or just eyeball it and snip (which is what I did).

Before you get started, try on your jeans to get an idea of how much length you want to remove. I generally cut my jeans about an inch above the ankle;  it’s a comfortable and flattering length for my frame — anything higher and I’m in dangerous capri pant territory — and it works with both flats and heels.

DIY step hem jeans, denim trends 2017

Using sharp fabric shears, cut off the bottom hem of both legs to your desired length. Remember, less is more: cut off small amounts at a time so you have room to even things out or fix any mistakes; much like bad haircuts, you can’t put it back if you hack off too much.

Then cut up the side seams, and across the front. Done. 

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I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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14 Comments

  • Friday’s Five – Keira Lennox 08/25/2017 at 9:21 am

    […] this weekend! I’m living in high-rise cropped denim this summer — I’m still taking scissors to the hems of all my jeans — and my husband hates my super-high-waist ASOS Farleighs almost a much as I […]

  • cortitooooooo 06/12/2017 at 5:40 pm

    Very good . 🚀

  • Paulina Chávez Menéndez 01/11/2017 at 6:31 pm

    Great idea!!

  • Anastasia 01/10/2017 at 5:28 pm

    cute!!! im going to try these too…

  • Cecilia 01/06/2017 at 4:33 pm

    I totally like the look of this kind of jeans. They are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  • Shon Valdry 01/06/2017 at 11:27 am

    Great ideas, thrift stores are a treasure chest too for trying trends without breaking the bank.

  • Reni´s Odds and Sods 01/06/2017 at 11:00 am

    That´s what I did, too last summer. So old jeans become an eyecatcher.
    xoxo Reni

  • justagirlinashop 01/05/2017 at 7:18 pm

    Cute!

  • Ms. Morgan Ryan 01/05/2017 at 4:40 pm

    Totally wanna try this! Thanks for the tips!

    Xx,
    M

  • CJ 01/05/2017 at 2:43 pm

    Love the jeans ,thinking I will try this !
    Happy New Year Keira
    Blessings

  • KimandMakeup 01/05/2017 at 2:26 pm

    You just gave me the courage I have been wanting to try this!! Hope they will turn out as fab as yours :)

  • Daniela Soriano 01/05/2017 at 12:13 pm

    These are awesome!! <3

    https://danielasoriano.com/

  • Amy 01/05/2017 at 11:59 am

    So going to have to do this with a old pair of jeans I own. Happy New Years!

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

  • fashionessa 01/05/2017 at 9:37 am

    love this trend! definitely better to DIY…great post Keira! <3

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