I was recently given a pair of jeans from a friend that needed to be hemmed. I stopped by the tailor at 2nd and Market to get the price for an original hem. $20. yikes. I did a quick google search and, after reviewing a few online tutorials, knew I was up to the job. It took a mere 30 minutes and, though they don’t look original up close, they look pretty good from a distance. (And anyway, the only time someone has been that close to the hem of my jeans was trying on shoes in the Dominican Republic where shoe salespeople still lace up your shoes for you.) Since it only took 30 minutes and the tailors up the street were charging $20, I figure I can start charging $40/hour for seamstress work!