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Learning to Sew at Sewingtime Greenwich

Someone once said when you sew for a living, you're always at work! How true. I may not be at my sewing machine but am I not working now?  I guess, the point is that when you totally love what you do its ceases being work, so closing the door and going home is never going to happen. Your trip to the fabric store; sitting by the river drawing sketches; meeting with clients to discuss changes to their beautiful wedding dresses; chatting cheerfully with a group of eager students; are you jealous yet?  All this variety, stimulation, creativity and pure joy makes you forget you're supposed to be making a living and that the bank manager is not going to be impressed with your tales of fun and laughter if you don't put money in the account, whoops!!  So here goes a slight change I'm going to be using this blog page for some helpful tutorials instead of reporting how much fun I'm having - do let me know what you think!

January 2017 - Alterations Tutorial
I have in the past done an alterations workshop but as each individual has very differing problems they wish to solve its difficult to cover everything in a few hours, so over the next few months I will attempt to help with some of the most common!
Shortening a Jacket Sleeve
You've just purchased your must have jacket/coat had to have it even though the sleeves are a bit on the long side, you get it home to find that that extra length far from being ok! is really annoying and you are constantly tucking it under.  Wouldn't it be great if you could just whip out that old sewing machine and fix it once and for all!  

You will need, a sharp pair of Scissors, pins, needle and thread, a tape measure, a steam Iron,  and of course the jacket.
1.Determine how much the sleeve is to be shortened by.
2.Check and Measure the width of the existing hem.
3.Unpick the existing hem and release lining.
4.Turn Sleeves inside out.
5.Turn Sleeve to create new hem at required length.
6.Allowing the width of previous hem, cut off excess fabric.
7.Re-inforce seams by re-stitching along seamlines.
8.Sew new hem in place using slip stitch.
9. Extend lining ove hem to 2cm from the end. 10. Cut off excess fabric. 11. Turn under lining and position and slip stitch in place. 12. Press thoroughly.  If you have buttons on the outside of the sleeves, remove and re-position.
And there you have it.  No more tucking under, no more irritating  over long sleeve, just style and comfort.  Until Next time.  Happy Sewing!

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