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Alterations Service Providers

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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.

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Comment by Rhonda Walker on April 1, 2011 at 10:28am

I have belonged to SWN forever but this is the 1st group I've joined.  I have been a lurker for years.  I saw this one and decided to join.  I make my living doing alterations.  I had my own shop for years.  I closed it and have worked at Men's Wearhouse doing alterations on Men's Suits for about 6 yrs. now.  I also work out of my home doing alterations.  One thing is for sure .. there are far more people who need them than there are to do them.  I'm looking forward to making new friends here.

Rhonda

Comment by Dottie Semich on July 10, 2012 at 12:38pm

Hello everyone,

I am new to this group, I've sewn for 50+ years,but am new to alterations.  Does anyone know of a book on men's women:s and clildrens alterations that you would recommend...

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