I had a girlfriend in college who taught me how to sew. One of the very first things she taught me was to hem my own pants, and though I've forgotten all kinds of stuff about hand sewing, I've never forgotten how to sew a hem by hand. Over at Hoppo Bumpo, there's a Hem-A-Long going on for the next few weeks. All kinds of useful info over there so you can get your hem on too. via Whip Up


  1. Awesome! I've always wanted to learn how to hem, in part to save $20 a pop at the tailor's shop.

  2. Mike - A useful skill to have, to be sure. Glad to be of service!