Ready-to-wear shouldn't be "ready-to-swear." Learn to make your own basic alterations to store-bought clothing, including lengthening and shortening hems, altering waistbands, replacing zippers, tapering tops and more. Angela will give you step-by-step instruction on simple techniques you'll be able to use in all your future tailoring projects.
Designer Angela Wolf goes over what you'll be learning in this class.
Mark and correct pant hemlines, finish edges and make blind hems.
Angela gives you her pant lengthening tips, including adding bias tape, and teaches you how to topstitch like a pro.
Learn to hem, topstitch and add distress marks to your jeans.
Add a rolled hem and make hip alterations to your skirts (including vented skirts).
Angela shows you how to create a curved dart, reattach a belt loop and more.
Mark, pin and stitch your way to a perfect, tailored top.
Learn about understitching and alter side seams and shoulder straps.
Deconstruct a jacket sleeve and learn to add fusible interfacing, adjust the lining and alter the vent.
Learn zipper basics, to use a zipper foot, to create hidden zippers and more.
"I just signed up for this class today and the tips I've learned I've already put into practice on the same day. There's simply so much valuable information that you can not only use to make alterations to ready-to-wear garments but it will also help you with your sewing skills overall!"
- Chris Lucas
Brisbane, Queensland Australia