My oldest son is very slim. He needs pants with about a size 4 waist and size 6 length.
I fixed a few pairs of pants for him to make them longer. And they roll up to reveal either fleece or flannel on the inside. I love the look of lined pants for my boys.
This was a relatively simple alteration and I wanted to share it in case any readers needs to lengthen pants for their kids. Or themselves. Or husbands.
First, make sure to choose a pair of pants with a good-sized hem. The navy pants I used had a bigger hem and things turned out especially well with them.
1. Remove hem from pants. Press hem open.
2. Measure width of pants. Add 1/2” for seam allowance.
3. Measure height of cuff. Add 1/2” for seam allowance. I made mine just slightly higher than the top seam line. I serged my edge; you might want to add an extra 1/2” if you aren’t going to serge the raw edge so you can fold under, press, and fold under again.
4. Cut cuff to desired width and height.
5. Stitch or serge short edges.
6. Serge to finish inside cuff’s top raw edge.
7. Pin cuff with right sides together and stitch to the former hem.
8. Fold back so the wrong sides are together. Press. Pin top into place.
9. Stitch into place. I used the former hemlines to make two rows of stitching.
10. Fold up the cuff and admire your work. Find more pants to lengthen!
Please note: This is similar but not the same solution I used several years ago. I like this cuff much better than the other tutorial I shared. My middle son is wearing those pants now. They are cute. But it is harder to keep that cuff in place to hide the hem.