I have some Charles Tyrwhitt shirts that I want to shorten the sleeves on. It seems like an easy job to accomplish. Paying $10 or more seems a bit excessive for me to have the sleeves altered. I mention Tyrwhitt because their gauntlet seems excessively long, thus a perfect fit to be altered. What type of thread would be appropriate? I remember reading also, there is a liquid to rub into the seam to prevent fraying at the the cut of the cloth. After practicing more, I believe I can start learning to move the gauntlet also. Any help and advice is much obliged.