The Fashion Girl's Guide To Hemming Your Jeans

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (shoes detail) watches a Rippa Rugby tournament in the Forstyth Barr Stadium on day 7 of a Royal Tour to New Zealand on April 13, 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge.  (Photo by Anthony Devlin - Pool/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (shoes detail) watches a Rippa Rugby tournament in the Forstyth Barr Stadium on day 7 of a Royal Tour to New Zealand on April 13, 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George of Cambridge. (Photo by Anthony Devlin - Pool/Getty Images)

It's happened to all of us: You finally find a pair of jeans that fits all your bends and curves like a glove. But, unless you're runway-model tall, chances are they're a little too long and some hemming is in order. Or, just as bad, you've stepped on the hem of your best-fitting pair enough times that it's started to rip. But, rather than enlist the (pricey) help of a pro tailor, you can solve this problem with just your hands and a pair of scissors -- and give your jeans a cool, lived-in look at the same time with a frayed effect.