Tailors in the West Midlands

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Hi,  I need a pair of jeans to be taken up 2 inches and would like to
preserve the original hem.  I have found various articles on the web
concerning the "Euro Hem" which looks a nice method.  However I can't
find any tailors in the UK (West Midlands area) that even know what a
euro hem is never mind how to do one!

Does anyone know any tailors in the UK West Midlands area that does
the Euro Hem?

Thanks, Jason


Re: Tailors in the West Midlands
On Mar 9, 6:29 am, snipped-for-privacy@burgwin.demon.co.uk wrote:
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Hi Jason,

I've never heard of Euro Hem so I looked around on Google.  Apparently
this is a simple tutorial how to do it, with pictures.  Perhaps you
could show it to your favorite tailor.  It is extremely easy.

http://daciaray.com/?p=38

Pora


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Am I missing something??  People were raving madly about this
technique, but why not just cut the excess material off and hem them
'properly'?  The gold blue jean thread can be found at fabric stores.
Why am I not sharing their enthusiasm?  Please explain.



Re: Tailors in the West Midlands
On Mar 9, 7:35 pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:
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I can't speak for others, but I can imagine some benefits.  One is
that you would preserve factory wear marks from stone/acid/etc.
washing that happen after stitching.  Another is that not everyone's
machine handles denim that well so the Euro hem keeps all stitching
hidden.  Also, this way you have the exact color and weight of
topstitching that the designer intended.  Although fabric stores do
carry a huge variety of colors, I still don't always get the precise
match I want.  I've never done this technique myself , so I'm just
thinking out loud.

Pora


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Ok, sounds plausible!  And some denims do seem to have an aggravating
habit of continually shrinking over time.  I'm supposing the Euro hem
could be let out if those jeans develop into 'high waters.'  And the
material would all be the same color, hopefully, as the hidden hem is
being washed each time the jeans are.  I'll admit, this is not a
technique that I would have ever imagined existed, but it seems to
work.



Re: Tailors in the West Midlands
On 10 Mar, 06:32, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:
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Hi, thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

I have taken wurstergirl's advice and have printed off some tutorial
pics on how to do this hemming and taken them to a local tailor, she
had a look through them and was happy to give it a go.  Hopefully all
will go smoothly.

I have had jeans hemmed in the normal way in the past but have never
liked losing the fading/aging look of the original hem, so I though I
would try this euro technique.

Cheers, Jason




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