How to DIY Raw Hem Jeans (Video Tutorial)

DIY raw hem for your jeans

Are your jeans annoyingly too long? I’ve got you covered. This DIY raw hem jeans tutorial takes five minutes and your jeans will be the perfect length!


Outfit Details:
Old Boden Sweater (Similar here)
Old Madewell Jeans (Similar Here)
Old Lucky Brand Shoes (Similar Here)
Tortoise Shell Sunglasses (20% off right now!)
Round Studded Bag (similar here)


If you have a problem with your jeans being too long, today’s DIY is for you! This is a super easy DIY raw hem tutorial to take a pair of too-long jeans and make them just right.

It literally takes less than five minutes.

And because I love you guys so much, I filmed it so you can see just how to do it.

Materials you need:
nice, sharp scissors
fabric marking pen
Optional: sewing machine; check out my top recommended sewing machines here

or you can watch it over on my youtube channel here

these are the boots I’m wearing in the video


Need them shorter but want to keep the original hem? No worries — I have a tutorial for that too!


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  1. Lilly Baldridge says:

    OMG!! this is so easy. as a shortly at only 5’2, I’ve been hemming them all my life and now, this trend is just my jam! THank you! do you do it only on skinny jeans? I guess they won;t work with boot cut or wider legs.

  2. Sarah says:

    I also like to take a pumice stone to rough up the edges before washing/drying. My favorite style jeans with a frayed hem is ankle/cropped flares. As a short person, jeans never fit right, I love this trend.

  3. I watched your video tutorial. This is quite easy to learn, um gonna hem my jeans at home on my own by following your tutorial.thanks for sharing this helpful video.

  4. Emeli says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this information. I often do something like this on my own and like to experiment with clothes. It is a pity that such experiences can not make quality denim pants in the store such things I still have to buy.

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