Now that the summer holidays are over, it’s time for parents to get everything in order for the autumn term.
On the to-do list – besides prepping their lunches and convincing them to wear the sturdy thick-soled leather shoes you bought them – is shopping for their school uniform – which you know you’ll have to do in another six months time when they’ve had a growth spurt and shot up three inches.
But not anymore as a woman discovered a pair of M&S school trousers has a secret second hem.
This handy feature means that the trousers can be extended by 3cm – so you can get more bang for your buck.
According to the M&S website, grow-proof hems add an extra 3cm onto the length of the trousers to help them “last all year”.
“How did I not know this? There is actually a proper double hem!!” The Sun reported.
It says: “Just unpick and press for an extra 3cm. Added stretch and an adjustable waist for a perfect fit”.
All you have to do is cut along the blind stitching, remove the thread, let down the additional material and press.
The ‘Skinny Leg Ultimate trousers’ are stain and waterproof as well as crease resistant.
Unsurprisingly the post received a lot of attention from fellow parents with over 5,000 likes and tonnes of comments.
One person admitted: “I’ve always bought M&S trousers, how did i not know.”
Another added: “I have never seen this thank you.”
And others raised the savvy woman for sharing.