Alterations 101

Alterations 101

Clothes that fit make the difference between looking frumpy or looking effortlessly chic. This is where alterations come in. Simply altering a basic tee can make a world of difference! As a petite person who is often drawn to the sales rack, I tend to buy clothes that don’t fit me quite right. Ever since I got my sewing machine back in high school, I’ve saved hundreds if not thousands of dollars on alterations. Usually, they’re basic alterations like hemming pants or jeans or taking in shirts that are a smidge too big. If you know a few sewing basics like how to sew a straight stitch you can easily save tons of money on altering clothes yourself too. Below is a reference list of alterations!

Alterations 101


Size Up

Size Down


Alter Completely

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