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Beginner’s Guide to Sewing (Ep 17): Taking In Side Seams

written by Sarah

Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! In this episode we show how to make a garment smaller by taking in the side seams. We show how to adjust the waistband of a simple seam and how to alter the waistband of a seam with a zipper installed.

Knowing the foundation of alternating clothes will help you better understand garment construction and pattern making. It’s also important to practice proper fit on different types of bodies with different types of silhouettes.

It’s very likely that the garment you’re altering is constructed differently than mine, so be sure to take pictures of how you opened the seams. That way you have a reference when putting everything back together.

Learning these simple alterations not only further develop your skills, but are a practical way to earn money and save money with your new sewing hobby. Folks will always need alterations done to clothing, and chances are you might have needed them done to your own wardrobe.

If you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comment sections below!

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3 comments

Andrea April 13, 2018 at 4:08 am

Thank you for takig the time to make these videos, you explain things so clearly, great tutorial. Gave me the the confidence to go ahead and take in a seam with a zipper.

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CustomerService April 26, 2018 at 11:33 am

You can do it!

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nancy February 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Gracias por su ayuda

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