I recently purchased two pairs of bib overalls on eBay. I like them for gardening. Well, I really wear them everywhere. Although I may be wearing more skirts since I devised a simple way to turn a dress into a skirt, but that's another post. The legs on the overalls were WAY too wide and they were also too long, so I first stitched a deeper inseam. Next I cut off the bottom of each leg, turned it up, and machine-stitched it all the way around. The results, as you see in the photo, accomplished my goal but not the best-looking. Well, wait until you see the results after hemming my second pair of overalls!
"Oh," you say. She hasn't done anything yet." But I have! They are shortened and the original well-worn double-stitched hem is still intact. Now, you say, "How did she ever do that?" I ran across a "How to Hem Jeans" tutorial. If you look really closely in the photo on the leg that is under the sewing machine's pressure foot, you can see a bit of a ridge, but it's not noticeable to anyone else when you are wearing the jeans. This method is unbelievably amazing and it takes less than 30 minutes... for real! For the first pair that I already hemmed the old way, I am going to add a strip of colorful fabric along the bottom. After learning this alternative method, they really look quite pitiful without some embellishment.