My neighbor has asked me to shorten 3 pairs of jeans for her. I've hemmed jeans in the past for myself but was never really satisfied with the outcome. A couple questions:
1) How do you sew over the "hump" (side seam) without having one big stitch or a bunch of tiny stitches? I remember reading something about using a credit card, but I'm not sure how. Behind the needle or in front of the needle?
2) I've used regular polyester covered thread on my own, but I'm doing someone elses and I think I need a different kind of thread. What was used on these jeans is a heavy thread. What kind of thread is this? Is it topstitching thread??
I have size 18 needles, and I believe they are the correct size for jeans. Thanks.