Category Archives for Sewing Alterations


Can You Alter a Bra? (How to Alter a Bra Cup, Band, Straps)

In an ideal world, we’d all know our exact bra size and manufactures would make lingerie in styles, shapes, and sizes to fit real women’s bodies. But this isn’t an ideal world. Even if we know our

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How to Alter a Swimsuit That is Too Big or Small (Easy Tips)

If you’ve bought a fancy new swimsuit only to find it doesn’t fit, don’t panic. If you’re at all handy with a needle and thread, it shouldn’t be too much off a drama to turn that ill-fitting

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How To Alter a T-Shirt That’s Too Small or Big (Easy Tips)

If your t-shirt is too big, too small, too long, or too wide, don’t consign it to the charity box just yet. Can you alter t-shirts? Altering a t-shirt at home is remarkably simple, even for those with

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How to Alter a Blazer That is Too Big or Small (Easy Tips)

If you’ve lost weight, gained weight, or inherited a blazer intended for a different body shape altogether, don’t give up on that poorly-fitting blazer just yet.Regardless of whether it’s a formal

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How to Alter a Sweater That Is Too Long or Small (Easy Tips)

T-shirts and shirts are all easy enough to alter, but what about sweaters? With most off-the-hanger options seeming to cater to the type of ‘average’ body that, in reality, is anything but average,

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How to Alter a Coat That Is Too Big or Small (Easy Tips)

While a nice, perfectly-fitted coat can make your entire look, an ill-fitting coat, no matter how stylish or beautiful the design, can make you look unkempt and unattractive. Your coat may be too big or

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How to Alter a Vest to Make It Smaller or Bigger (Easy Tips)

A vest, also known as a waistcoat, is a garment worn mostly by men with suits. A well-fitted vest makes you look put together and can enhance your entire appearance, while an ill-fitting vest only makes

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How to Alter a Skirt That Is Too Small (Too Big or Long)

What could be more comfortable than an elastic waistband? No matter how big your lunch, elastic waistbands just give and give and give. That said, an elastic waistband that doesn’t fit perfectly can

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How to Alter a Jumpsuit That Is Too Small (Too Big, Crotch)

When the fit isn’t right. Isn’t that the way it is with clothes? You find a clothing item that has just the right color or pattern, yet when you try it on, tweaks need to be made. You can either learn

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Replace Drawstring With Elastic vs Elastic Drawstring Cord

One of the great things about sewing is that you can make alterations with ease. If you do not like a highlight, pocket or even a drawstring, you can change it to something you prefer. That is something

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