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Old 11-24-2011, 05:49 AM   #5
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Dojo: Allegheny Aikido, Pitsburgh PA
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Re: Ordering a gi cut to fit

I'm pretty much in the same boat as you and I just hem them myself. AS Janet said wash them a few times to let them shrink some then I just find the length I like and trim off the excess and hand sew the hem. It's a bit time consuming but it is not at all hard to do. For lighter weight fabrics you can also a product like Heat N Bond hem tape which you just use an iron.

Here is a nice little how to video.

Iv'e found it does not work so well for the heavy weights though. Better to hand sew those.
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