How to Hem Your Jeans with the Original Hem

how to hem your jeans using the original hem

Have you ever found that one pair of jeans that you want more than chocolate cake, only to discover in the dressing room that the legs are too long? With denim companies like Grace in LA, Miss Me, Cello, and Rock Revival sticking to a standard 34-inch inseam on denim styles, us shorties sometimes have a rough time when shopping for jeans.

Fear not my vertically challenged friends! Here’s a quick 8-step tutorial on How to Hem Your Jeans with the Original Hem. It’s SUPER easy and fast.

Hemming Your Jeans DIY Tutorial

Step 1: Measure and determine your inseam length (This is the seam on the inside of your leg and is the second number listed on the size you buy). If you already know what length you currently buy, use that measurement. My inseam measurement was 31.5-inches.

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Step 2: Fold the fabric in on itself at the inside seam until it measures the length you want. Think of it as if you are making a pleat on the inside of the jean. You will line up the fold on the outside directly next to the thick stitching at the hem. NOTE: The original hem will be included into your inseam measurement.how-to-pin-your-hemmed-jeans

Step 3: Use sewing pins to pin your new hem in place. Don’t be shy! You want it to stay in place. Start at the inside seam, and pin it in place as you go around the bottom.hemming-your-jeans-with-and-keep-the-bottom

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This is what the inside will look like

Step 4: Repeat on the other leg.hemming-jeans

Step 5: Line the legs of your pinned jeans up and make sure they are even. It they aren’t–adjust them and re-pin.how-to-hem-denim-jeans

Step 6: Pick out a thread that will blend in with your denim jeans. Start sewing a basic basting stitch at the inside seams, removing pins as you go. Back stitch at the beginning and the end.

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Start here
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Remove the pins before sewing over them

Step 7: You will have a flap inside of the jean. If you want, you can remove it by cutting the extra fabric along the seam, leaving a ½-inch seam allowance. If you want a less permanent fix, you can press the seam with an iron and hand stitch each side in place. This way, you can always remove the hem and return the jean to its original length. Or you can just leave it alone! (That’s what I did)
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You can’t even tell!

easy-tutorial-to-hemming-your-jeansStep 8: Enjoy your new DIY hemmed jeans! Check out our before and after!

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How to Hem Your Jeans with the Original Hem

4 Must Have Jeans for Fall

Flying Monkey Jeans

With fall fast approaching,  have you found that perfect go-to pair of jeans to wear with boots? Flying Monkey Jeans are the perfect jeans to wear with your favorite boots. Most of our Flying Monkey Jeans have a skinny leg that fits right into a boot. Glik’s selection of Flying Monkey Jeans includes colored, destructed, high-waisted and plain denim to fit everyone’s style.

Find your Flying Monkey fit, style and color here.

Flying Monkey Jeans

Flying Monkey Jeans

Flying Monkey Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans can be your go-to jeans for a night out on the town. Rock Revival is best known for the signature quality, fit, and unique washes of their denim jeans. With their decorated back pockets and high quality denim, you will feel great and look great! We offer Rock Revival Jeans in bootcut styles and skinny styles. All you need to do is find your favorite back pocket design that will best compliment your outfit.

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Rock Revival Jeans

Miss Me Jeans

Miss Me Jeans are the ultimate bling jeans. We carry Miss Me Jeans in both bootcut and skinny styles. They have specialized pocket designs that are tailored to individual personalities. Miss Me Jeans feature rhinestones and thick stitch detailing. With rocker styles being so hot and on trend this fall, every closet needs a pair of Miss Mes. These jeans also look great with embellished tops or faux leather moto jackets that are on this fall’s hot list and will add an edge to your style.

Miss Me Size Chart

Miss Me Jeans

Miss Me Jeans

Silver Jeans

If you want a jean that fits your shape and size in all the right ways, Silver Jeans are the way to go. With the different styles and sizes that are offered, you are sure to find the perfect jean for you! The Suki fit is a jean designed for women with curvy hips or thighs. It offers an accentuated contour waistband with plenty of room through the hip. The Aiko fit is  slightly curvy  with an accentuated contour waistband but with moderate room through the hip. The other style that we offer is the Tuesday fit, which is a straight fit. The Tuesday consists of a slim-fit and straight cut through the hip. Each of these styles feature the Silver Jeans classic back pocket design that is detailed enough to be fun, yet clean enough to dress up or down or even wear to work.

Silver Jeans Size Chart

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Silver Jeans
Aiko
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Tuesday

Find the perfect pair of jeans at Gliks.com.

4 Must Have Jeans for Fall

Faux Leather Details For Fall

Leather, pleather, faux leather, vegan leather – whatever you choose to call it – there is no shortage of it for fall. Leather details are all over the place; from leggings and sweaters to bracelets and bags, leather accents are one of the hottest trends this season. Leather accents are an edgy way to bring your spring wardrobe into the fall months. Toss on a pleather jacket over your floral dress and pair with some combat boots – perfection!

Our Favorite Products For Fall with Faux Leather Details

 

With faux leather accents dominating the fashion world, brands are finding creative ways to incorporate the material into sweaters and wovens. You can find leather details on sleeves of tops and dresses, a whole skirt or dress made of faux leather, or a pop of black pleather on the collar of a sheer chiffon top. It is oh so easy to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe!

Faux leather does not have to be relegated to hardcore rock stars or bikers – which is the beauty of this trend. You can make leather accents look as edgy or feminine as you want. I love mixing and matching edgy pieces with overtly girly pieces to balance the look out. If edgy is your style, go for pleather head to toe, why not?!

The leather details trend brings the runway to your closet. We can take notes from Phillip Lim, Ralph Lauren, and Burberry with all of their drop-dead gorgeous leather jackets and leather accented pieces and translate them to real life, affordable and adorable clothing that you can wear day to day. Here are some of our favorite faux leather pieces.

1. Jack By BB Dakota Faux Leather Vest

2. Mellow Cat Leather Detail Tiger Top

3. Xtaran Olive Chiffon Top w/Pleather Details

4. Combat Boots (see similar here or the Brown ones here)

5. Burgandy Knit Top with Pleather Accents

6. Miss Me Silver Leather Fleur De Lis Bootcut Jean

7. Black Faux Leather Cut-Out Clutch and Faux Leather & Silver Bracelet

*Some of these items are available exclusively in stores. So check out your local Glik’s store!

Faux Leather Details For Fall

Glik’s Denim Fit Guide for Women

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Aright, back-to-school shopping is just around the corner. I know, I know, you don’t want to think about it yet; but it’s coming, so we might as well embrace all the fall fashions! Back to school shopping can be super fun, but it can also be very exhausting. Jeans are probably every woman’s least favorite item of clothing to shop for on the planet…except for maybe swim suits…So that is why Glik’s  has created a quick denim fit guide to help you with your jean shopping experience.

Silver Jeans Co is known for the unbelievable fit  and comfort of their jeans. Silver has several different types of fits: Suki, Natsuki, Aiko, Twisted, Tuesday, Berkley, Camden, Frances, McKenzie, Pioneer and Dawson. To make this more simple, all of these fits can be divided into three groups: Curvy, Slightly Curvy, and Straight.

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Curvy

Slightly Curvy

Straight

Styles

Suki, Natsuki

Aiko, Twisted

Tuesday, Berkley, Camden, Frances, McKenzie, Pioneer, Dawson

Description

The curvy fit is designed with substantial room through the hips, a contour waistband for coverage, and room through the thighs to hug a woman’s natural curves.

This fit has moderate room through the hips, for women with balanced proportions between the waist and hip

This fit is cut straight through the thigh and slim through the hip. The pitched rise will ensure coverage in the back while emphasizing subtle curves

Whether you have ample curves, or a straight figure, Silver has jeans that will flatter your shape. In all of those styles there are options for different leg openings such as skinny, straight, bootcut, and flare. The sizes range from 25 – 33 with different options for inseams depending on the style. Silver Jeans Co. also offers plus sizes 16-24.

Flying Monkey

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Flying Monkey is the famous “jegging” brand that is taking over the denim world. Glik’s has a TON of different washes and colors of Flying Monkey jeggings that you will adore. These jeggings are made of a lyocell/cotton/rayon/polyester/spandex blend which produces the most comfortable “jean” you have ever worn. Flying Monkey jeggings slip right on and hug your curves in only the best ways for a comfortable, stylish, skinny jean that will serve your wardrobe well. The jeggings run true to size, have a low rise, and skinny leg. Flying Monkey jeans come in sizes 0-11 or 24-30.

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Next we have LA idol. LA idol makes designer inspired jeans that are glitzy and glamorous. LA idol jeans have more of a junior fit ranging from sizes 0-13 and plus sizes 15-19. LA idol jeans are slim through the hip and thigh, low rise, and only 3% spandex, so not a lot of stretch. The jeans will hug your curves and make you feel great. The added embellishment on the back pockets also do wonders for your butt. These jeans typically run a size small because they are a junior fit and do not have a ton of stretch. These jeans are also long, most of the styles come in 33” or 34” inseams, with the exception of a few styles that have a 32” inseam. The inseam will be noted in the product description.

miss me denim

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Miss Me is a premium denim brand that offers embellished, high quality denim as well as the brand name appeal. Miss Me jeans fit fairly true to size; they come in sizes 25-34 with a 33” inseam. These jeans have a fabulous fit that will hug your curves and show off your butt. With only 2% spandex, the fit of these jeans will be snug and durable.

Hydraulic

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Hydraulic Jeans come in both juniors sizes 3/4 – 15/16 and plus sizes 14-24. Hydraulic Jeans have more room through the hip and thigh than your typical jean, and they have a medium rise. These jeans have plenty of stretch to make you feel comfortable and are perfect for women with curves. The inseams on Hydraulic Jeans range from 30” – 32” depending on the style.

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p.s. Have you all spotted the henna/Eastern-inspired Elephant trend yet? Glik’s has been quick to pick up on this trendy boho print, which should be a must have on your fall shopping list! There will be much more to come, so keeping checking back!

 

 

 

Glik’s Denim Fit Guide for Women

Shining Style: Miss Me Denim

One of our long time favorite denim brands here at Glik’s is Miss Me. This designer jean brand began in 2001 with the introduction of a denim line that’s main aim was to offer a completely different class of product in terms of style for their customers. Miss Me designs their fashions to cater that “modern girl” and her many facades, regardless of her shape or character, and even her budget.

Each Miss Me denim style encompasses a very unique back pocket; almost all of their jeans are designed with fancy stitching, rhinestones, leather embellishments and nailhead stud details. To ensure that their jeans are truly “designer”, Miss Me never repeats the same back pocket pattern, allowing for each pair of their denim you own to be distinctively yours.

All of this extra attention paid to construction and detail is what makes Miss Me jeans special to those who love fashion. With all that attention paid to back pocket detail and distinct stitching it is easy to see that these jeans exude character that is all “their own” and will be sure to outshine the rest of your wardrobe. This in-your-face fashion attitude is sure to reflect the fashionista who is wearing these jeans.

A few of our favorite styles from Miss Me jeans:

Miss Me Pretty in Pink Studs Denim

Miss Me Color Stitch Back Bootcut

Miss Me Silver Stitch Plain Pocket Denim

Miss Me Stitch Fleur De Lis Bootcut

Miss Me Leather Fleur De Lis Black Skinny

Aim to let your style shine as brightly as your Miss Me back pockets do!

Shining Style: Miss Me Denim