How to Crop Jeans

Learn how to crop jeans to the right length to get the popular raw edge look. This is an easy project and doesn’t require a sewing machine.

Do you have jeans that are too long, but you don’t have a sewing machine or the time to fix the hem? This is the best quick project to crop your jeans with just a marking tool and scissors.

– Jeans – Marking tool – Clear acrylic ruler – Fabric scissors



With the marking tool, mark a line about two inches above your ankle bone.


Take a ruler and measure the distance between the hem and the mark.


Use the measurement to mark across the pant leg. Mark the other pant leg with the same measurement.

Take your fabric scissors and carefully cut across the line you marked on both jean legs. Cut slowly with a very smooth line since this cut edge will become the new hem.


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