DIY Video: How to Make Step-Hem Jeans

Posted on 17 August 2017

If there's one trend we're LOVING right now, it's the distressed jeans hem look. Because let's face it, hemming your jeans or pants the traditional way can be... kind of a drag. (Raise your hand if you've ever bought new pants then waited months to actually hem and wear them! Ugh.)

So, a fashion trend that allows you to "hem" your jeans in mere moments using nothing but scissors and very little precision... and no sewing? Sounds like a dream! 

That's why we love the new step-hem look that's everywhere in stores right now -- it's insanely fast and easy to do yourself, and it's an absolutely perfect way to upcycle old clothes. If you've got tired old denim -- perhaps with a leg cut that's a little dated -- this is THE project to invigorate those old jeans and make them your new favorite pants for fall.

This hem treatment looks best in a cropped length, so even if you're starting with jeans that are already your normal length, you can go ahead and lop off a couple of inches and still be in good shape.

You guys, DO NOT PAY GOOD MONEY for step-hem jeans in the store! Do not! Dig out some jeans from your drawers and create your own distressed hem because it's just too easy not to. Check out our video below to see exactly how. Enjoy!


If you make this project, we want to see! Share your pics and tag us @brooklyncraftcompany and #brooklyncraftcompany so we can creep on your crafts! Thanks! 


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