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The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations

A Step-By-Step Practical Guide on How to Alter Clothes

by Judith Turner

Format:Hardback with jacket
Page Extent:288 pages
Book Size:248 x 227 x 33 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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The Sewing Bible is a step-by-step practical guide to help people learn some basic sewing skills to help them alter their own clothes. Starting with the most common and easiest alteration, shortening trousers, and working towards the most technically challenged, shortening the sleeves on a lined jacket, this ultimate guide will take you through the steps using over 400 illustrations to give you get a clear outline of what is required.

Chapters are broken up into:

  • Introduction
  • How to use this book
  • What you will need
  • Trousers taking up, taking in, letting out, replacing zip
  • Jeans taking up, taking in, replacing zip
  • Dresses, Gowns and Skirts taking up, hem lengths, types
  • of hems, taking in
  • Jackets taking up, taking in
  • Shirts and Tops taking up, taking in
  • Types of Seams
  • Imperial and metric explained
  • Helpful hints and tips


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