Alterations the Seams Easy Way
Do you have sewing knowledge, but find yourself nervous about attempting alterations? Have you done some alterations with less-than-successful results? Learn effective alteration methods that work from Susan Martinek, who brings twenty-eight years of experience with her Seams Easy alteration shop. Alterations the Seams Easy Way includes one hundred illustrations that provide business tips, common alterations, fitting tips, and pressing tips. Each type of alteration is explained in detail, including slacks alteration directions with length adjustment. She also explains how to make correct waist and thigh alterations, along with other common types of alterations: Jeans alterations, including shortening, methods for reattaching the original hem, taking the waist and seat in, working with belt loops, tapering, front pocket replacement, and patches Shirt alterations, including shortening sleeves, tapering at sides, narrowing blouse shoulders, changing t-shirt necklines, and shortening t-shirt hemlines Suit jacket alterations, including shortening sleeves, lengthening coat sleeves, and taking jacket sides in Zipper replacements in coats, jeans, coat liners, unlined fleece jackets or sweatshirts, and invisible zipper directions, along with how to shorten a zipper. All of this and more makes Alterations the Seams Easy Way an excellent guide for anyone interested in making alterations."
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