First step is to unpick the hem (or as often happens in cheap clothing these days, it will come apart before you have a chance to unpick) and decide what length hem you want. Then iron, measure and pin the hem. (Ironing is a pain, but its worth the effort for a neat finish).
|Here's a hem that came apart ready to sew back together|
|If you have a full skirt, you will need to make a |
small tuck as you work around so that you get a smooth finish.
|These trousers were too short, so I had to make a very narrow hem|
This isn't the easiest technique to explain in a blog post, so you might want to also watch this excellent youtube video, particularly from about 2.30 minutes onwards.
Do you hand sew? Do you adjust hems to suit your height or fashion? Any tips?