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DIY: Easy and common jacket/trouser alterations. Any good resources for beginners?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dreamspace, May 12, 2013.

  1. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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    Apr 8, 2012
    So far I've learned how to sew on buttons and hem pants, easy stuff that's good to know.

    But right now I'm in a jam; I need the sleeves on my jacket shortened by about .75", and all local tailors and seamstresses are full-booked (national day coming up in a few days). my best shot seems to just do it myself.

    FWIW I do have no value/useless jackets to practise on, so no worries there.

    Could anyone provide useful websites/tutorials/video lessons on sleeve alteration like that?

    Thank you.
  2. stant62

    stant62 Senior member

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    Sep 16, 2008
    New York, NY
    I'm sure YouTube might have a couple of videos, but I'll preface that I strongly suggest leaving this to the professionals - have you tried to the next town over or checked the local dry cleaners as well?

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