Temporary hem

Almost Eden

Golden Chicken
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Is there a way to create a temporary hem on a garment? I bought some convertible hiking pants that are slightly too long, but if I get them hemmed, they won't be convertible pants anymore. All I can find is Stitch Witch, but I believe it's permanent.
 

OhSusanna

Golden Chicken
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You could try lightly tacking them up here and there, or you could buy some temporary hem tape and try that. I would probably just return them for something that's the appropriate length though. They seem less like convertible pants and more like a nuisance if you have to do a lot with them.
 

Almost Eden

Golden Chicken
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I wish I could return them, Susanna, but I waited too late to try them on and missed the return window. I just forgot all about them until we started talking about hiking at the state park nearby. You had a good suggestion with the hem tape. I'll try it.
 

Gordyg

Farm Hand
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I would use the hem tape. My wife did this for a couple of my sons pants. She knew he would grow into them but he kept getting tripped up by the length. It worked great!
 
 
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