Alterations save you money!

The President of the United States and the media have said that there may not be a turn around to this economic situation for at least a year. That means that you have  less disposable income with which to live on. Cutting corners wherever possible has never made more sense than now.

You can save alot of money by doing basic alterations yourself. This is especially true if you buy your clothes on sale, at a thrift shop, garage sale or consignment shop. Many of my customers do the same. This site will cover not only the basics, but the more complicated alterations for those of you in business or those who want to do all their own alterations.

I have owned and operated a sewing business from my home since 1988. I began by making bridesmaid dresses and bridal gowns and then switched to alterations. They are not difficult once you know how. So, that’s what we’ll cover, learning how. Once you have done a couple of hems, for instance, it’s like riding a bike. You just practice a few times and you’ve got it down.

I’ll start by teaching you the CORRECT way to hem pants. We”ll also look at hemming jeans, taking in waistlines of pants, skirts and jeans. How would you like to be able to take in the fullness in the legs of your slacks? It seems like there are so many books and websites out there that are  incomplete in their instruction. One of my most popular posts is How To Hem Pants Without Puckering…For Flared or Tapered Pants.

The most read post on this site is How To Make a Corset Back on Your Wedding Dress! Another favorite is How To Replace a Zipper In a Jacket or Coat. There are over 100 posts on this website covering all sorts of sewing dilemmas. I hope you enjoy this site and find it invaluable to your sewing business.

I’d love to know what you’d like to learn. Chances are others want to know it too. You can respond to the comment section on any page or e-mail me at

See you soon!