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Shorten jeans with Jean Genie

2016-10-21T10:18:39+00:00 By |Categories: Jeans|0 Comments

Shorten jeans using the Jean Genie which is my invention for shortening jeans using a domestic sewing machine. It is available in the inside cover of Clothing Alteration Secrets Revealed It ensures the correct length is cut on the jeans eliminating the fear of cutting too short.  If I had a dollar for every person who brought me a pair of jeans they had cut on the new length position. This is [...]

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Bikini top too tight

2017-11-18T17:09:53+00:00 By |Categories: Clothes too tight - Let out, Hints Tips and Ideas|0 Comments

A common problem for a lot of people.  Obviously where to make it bigger will depend on the style.  But this one was easy because I could add wide elastic to the back. You don't need much elastic, and if you don't have any that is the right width, join some together by butting them up against each other and zig zagging together. Happy altering Judith

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Shorten cardigan jacket sleeves

2017-11-18T17:06:14+00:00 By |Categories: Hints Tips and Ideas, Jackets, Sleeves and straps|0 Comments

This jacket has suede front and back panels, but ribbed knitted sleeves.  I had to shorten cardigan jacket sleeves even though the sleeve was knitted.  I do have some videos of cardigans being shortened, and this is no different, except that I used a wider and firmer stretch lace. Need to know more?  Click on the video and you will see how I altered this one. Happy altering Judith

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Decorate shirt fabric strip

2017-10-15T17:04:15+00:00 By |Categories: Shirts|0 Comments

Do you have plain shirts in the cupboard and you really would love to dress them up a little.  This video will give you one idea to change the appearance of a plain shirt into something else. Have fun with this one.  Love to see your examples below in comments. Happy altering Judith