How to Shorten Pants With a Zipper

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how to shorten pantsEvery sewer should know basic clothes operation like shortening pants. I have decided to show you How to Shorten Pants With a Zipper which is probably a bit more complicated than just shortening regular pants but it is not as much complicated like shortening pants with zipper and lining.how to shorten pants (1)First you have to mark desired pants length. It is best to unzip the zipper and straighten the fabric. You should mark the place where the fabric touches the floor right on the heel, with shoes on the foot, the pants will lift about an inch over the ground which is what you want to achieve.how to shorten pants (2)We will cut the leg about 1 inch below the mark so we have enough of fabric to fold it up nicely.how to shorten pants (3)Then you have to remove extra zipper parts. First I have remove a stitch on 1 inch length of it and cut half way through. We will need a bit of zipper left to sew it inside of the fold.how to shorten pants (4)Now we need to secure end of each side of the zipper on the bottom of it. You should look for a place where zipper will bend and disappear in the fold of the fabric.how to shorten pants (5)I have put pins all around the fold. When you start sewing on your machine please remember to sew back and forth with reverse gear. how to shorten pants (7)Do the same on the beginning and the end where zipper is folded in to the fabric. It will make sure to keep all parts in the position. To make it even stronger I used stitch size 2 while on the fold around the leg I used stitch size 4 which matched the length of the stitch used originally.how to shorten pants (6)Now you can do the same with second leg. When both are done iron it neatly. This is how to shorten pants with a zipper. It is obviously much easier when you do it with the machine. For those who doesn’t have a sewing machine you can follow same steps but you will have to complete all sewing by hand. how to shorten pants (9)Good luck with your sewing and I hope my post was useful.

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    wow this is so awesome I love it. And the steps are so clear not like other websites it so so so so so AWESOME

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    Thanks, this one is really good. I have few pair of pants to shorten. Now I can see that it is doable 🙂 I will get on it right away.

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    Brilliant! I hope nobody has to sew by hand – it’s painfully slow! 🙂

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      I fully agree 🙂 By the way I didn’t see you for a while. You have missed so many great posts.

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