Fitting Classes

Create flattering garments you can't wait to put on! Discover all the techniques you need to customize any pattern, and sew clothing that compliments your unique contours.

Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders

Kathleen Cheetham


Learn to adjust any garment to match the curves and lines of your torso with this custom fitting class! See more

Student Projects from this class

Adjust Yoke for a High Back Hump 2

Adjust Yoke for a High Back Hump 2

by Kathleen Cheetham

Shorts by TinaMc
Pants fitting - no alterations by Deby Coles
Pants fitting version 2 by Deby Coles

Pant Fitting Techniques

Sandra Betzina


Pant Fitting Techniques

Sandra Betzina

In this comprehensive pattern alteration class, Sandra Betzina of Power Sewing teaches pro secrets to conquer common pant fitting issues. See more

The Poor Fitting Pattern by Joi Mahon
A Perfect Fit by Joi Mahon
Fast fitting by adavishouston

Fast-Track Fitting

Joi Mahon


Fast-Track Fitting

Joi Mahon

Designer Joi Mahon shows how to measure yourself and alter a pattern before you sew a stitch. Save time and fabric by getting your fitting done first!

Sewing Patterns

Find sewing patterns by the best indie designers, that will accent your shape in all the right ways.

Pants to Skirt Tutorial

by HeatherWielding

Fitting Articles

Take an in-depth look at tailoring with step-by-step tutorials from the experts.

A Guide To Patternmaking Tools

Before you begin patternmaking, you'll need these tools. They aren't always found in sewing kits!

Tailoring Classes: The Secret To Great Fitting Clothes

Achieve a better look and fit with your garments with tailoring classes.

Pattern Grading

Learn pattern grading, a way of sizing patterns up (or down) while maintaining the original proportions, with this helpful tutorial.

Sewing Fit Projects

See how other Craftsy members have achieved the perfect fit with perfectly-fitting pants, knockout dresses, professional tops, and more.

fitted jeans

by sewing cat lady

Perfect fit!

by erin_b

Fitted Skirt

by qianatw

Dress that fits


Fitting Blog Posts

Find out how to sew custom fitting clothes from boutique-quality pants to chic dresses, with in-depth tutorials from experts.

Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design Tips: All About the Vertical Adjustment

Up and down, not just around. Vertical measurements are the key to a perfect fit with any plus-size pattern. Here is a way to add length to the front ...

Learn to Lengthen & Shorten a Pattern for an Adorable Midi Skirt

Love your skirt pattern but need to make it a little bit longer? Follow along in this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to lengthen (and even ...

4 Key Fitting Opportunities Before the First Pattern Piece Is Cut

The steps you take well before the first pattern piece is cut are among the most critical to getting the right fit. There are four key fitting ...