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Alterations Service Providers

Network with other alterations specialists!

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Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2013


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Widening a Waist Band? From Maureen OLeary

"Does anyone have info on how to widen a cloth waist band with fabric covered elastic?  to widen by about 1-1/2" on both sides.  or is that much too wide?"~…Continue

Tags: fabric, how-to, elastic, wider, waistband

Started by Susan Apr 28, 2012.

Introduction.... 1 Reply

Hello folks, It's great to be amongst others who do alterations. I have been running my business now for 2 yrs & am going from strength to strength. I love the variety of work that I get,…Continue

Tags: business, joy, tips, hints, Alterations

Started by Angela Pickhaver. Last reply by Mary Linda Malley Feb 6, 2012.

Networking 2 Replies

I do wedding alterations, bride, bmaid, MOB, MOG, flower girl, prom etc...formal wear. As the season winds down, so is work. What have others done to find more work? I have always relied on word of…Continue

Tags: internet, advertising, clients, customers, finding

Started by Cat. Last reply by Barbara Bateman Jul 10, 2012.

Hemming Jeans With A Designer Eurohem 2 Replies

By Marian LewisThe designer eurohem is a hemming technique primarily used in hemming jeans to preserve the worn hem and stitching of the original hem while shortening the jeans.Here is how to do…Continue

Tags: designer, eurohem, hem, denim, jeans

Started by Susan. Last reply by Patricia McClain Osborne Jun 9, 2010.

How To Shorten The Hem Of Pants With A Cuff

By Marian LewisTo shorten the hem of pants with a cuff is easy when you follow these instructions:First try on the pants to determine how much you need to shorten them. Measure both legs as one may…Continue

Tags: alteration, fitting, cuffed, alter, shorten

Started by Susan Jun 21, 2009.

Larger Hip Alterations To Sewing Patterns Apply To Tops, Too!

By Marian LewisThe lower half of the body dictates a lot of what we need on the upper half. For a more successful fit, start with skirts.Get the lower body fit and then move to the upper body.Have…Continue

Tags: alteration, Patterns, Sewing, Alterations, Hip

Started by Susan Jun 21, 2009.

Comment Wall

Comment by Gwen Wilson on June 22, 2009 at 12:16pm
Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum. Just starting out!
Comment by Barbara Bateman on June 24, 2009 at 11:31pm
I am new to this site but it looks very interesting!!
Comment by Tanya on June 26, 2009 at 4:54pm
Just starting my own home-based alteration/dressmaking biz. Would love the opportunity to network to gain more ideas and am thrilled to find this forum!! Happy Sewing!
Comment by Patty Rice on July 27, 2009 at 7:00am
I am new to this site. When friends and family know you can sew, you are asked to do a variety of different things to make their clothes fit. So, I figured I should gain tips, pointers and advice from people who specalize in alterations. I have gotten through everything from hemming pants to prom gown alterations. I really have a problem with zippers......looking for any tips, tricks etc. Patty
Comment by Katherine Lynch on July 28, 2009 at 10:18am
I've been doing alterations on women's clothes, bridesmaids dresses and Once, a wedding gown. The only thing I shy away from is the shoulder area....especially in men's suits. I just say no. Patty, have a special problem with zips? let me know, maybe I can help you.
Comment by Patty Rice on July 28, 2009 at 5:52pm
Hi Katherine...I just read the post on "How to Sew an Easy Centered Zipper" ....again. My zippers are "just ok" looking and for this reason I shy away from making anything calling for a zipper that anyone might see. I found an actual tutorial in another posting, so I am going to save that. Thank you for offering your guidance to me.
Comment by Amber Gee on October 2, 2009 at 4:10pm
My name is Amber, I live in a small town in Missouri. One of my childrens teachers called me and asked if I would be willing to do some alterations for her. I did do alterations for a time but that was long ago and in another area of Missouri. Can anyone give a price of what they charge for alterations? Thank you, and have a great day! Amber
Comment by Beth Archer on October 5, 2009 at 8:34am
You might be able to get your best guage of the going rate in the area by calling alteration shops in the area, cleaners often provide this service, higher end clothing shops and bridal shops also provide this service.
Comment by Patricia McClain Osborne on June 9, 2010 at 12:30pm
I am an independant seamstress. I contract with an alterations business to do sewing for them. Previously I did alterations at a Bridal shop for 10 years. Now I alter ready to wear as well.
Comment by Patty Rice on January 26, 2011 at 6:45am
A friend has asked me to "fix" a pair of shorts for her.  The problem is a small rip in the fabric that is in the middle, back leg of the shorts and the fabric is cotton/poly/spandex blend.  Hemming the shorts is not an option as it will make the shorts too short.  I am at a loss and wondering the best way to disguise this tiny flaw.  Thanks bunches, Patty


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