About

Gain the tailoring, sewing and alteration skills you need to get a closet full of clothes that look like they were made to measure. 

Give a new life to your old clothing, upcycle any secondhand finds and keep your favorite garments for much longer by learning to tailor your own clothes. 

With our tailoring course, you will master how to make clothes that fit and flatter any shape by learning how to: 

  • Choose, set up and start using a sewing machine
  • Practice and get familiar with different stitching techniques
  • Transform dress shirts and t-shirts to fit you perfectly
  • Hem and taper jeans and dress pants
  • Alter sweaters and dresses for a proper fit 
  • Tailor children’s clothing to make them proud to wear hand-me-downs

Requirements

Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Getting Started
  • Meet your instructor: Carale Bowe, tailoring instructor and YouTuber
  • Finding the right type of machine for you
  • Setting up your sewing station
  • Getting to know and setting up your sewing machine
  • Beginner Sewing Project 1: Practicing stitches
Module 2: You’re A Tailor, Harry!
  • All the basic tailoring terminology you need to talk like a real tailor!
  • Essential sewing machine settings
  • Stitch tension explained for beginners
  • Beginner Sewing Project 2: Pinning and sewing a perfectly straight stitch
  • Beginner Sewing Project 3: How to sew a zigzag stitch
Module 3: Transforming Tops
  • Slimming a T-shirt for a great look
  • Shortening T-shirt sleeves: easy shortcuts
  • Shortening a T-shirt so it fits you!
  • Slimming a dress shirt for both women and men
  • Nailing dress shirt darts every time
Module 4: Better Bottoms
  • How to taper dress pants the easy way
  • How to taper jeans exactly how you like them
  • Hem Method for Jeans 1: The original method
  • Hem Method for Jeans 2: The new method
  • Taking in the waist of jeans and bringing them to life
Module 5: Essential Dress Alterations
  • Dress Alterations 1: Waists
  • Dress Alterations 2: Hemming
  • Dress Alterations 3: Darts
  • Altered sweaters - simply
  • Kids’ clothing - how to work small and succeed
  • Go forth and alter! Thank you and good bye

Career

Who is this course for?

  • People who want to have clothes that fit like a dream without breaking the bank
  • Anyone looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle by making thrift store pieces look like custom tailored clothing
  • All parents who are looking to revamp hand-me-downs for their kids

How will it help me

Nobody wants to waste money by buying clothes which never leave the closet. Confidently get the skills to know how to adapt your clothes so they fit properly. You’ll also know how to use a sewing machine and change the settings and stitch tension so you never have to unpick stitches or get frustrated trying to make your machine work properly. There’s so much more to this course than tailoring. Grow your confidence by feeling and looking fab in your clothes.

Certification

To receive certification, you must:
  1. Complete every page of the course
  2. That's it! 
If you meet these criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course
You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

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    About

    Gain the tailoring, sewing and alteration skills you need to get a closet full of clothes that look like they were made to measure. 

    Give a new life to your old clothing, upcycle any secondhand finds and keep your favorite garments for much longer by learning to tailor your own clothes. 

    With our tailoring course, you will master how to make clothes that fit and flatter any shape by learning how to: 

    • Choose, set up and start using a sewing machine
    • Practice and get familiar with different stitching techniques
    • Transform dress shirts and t-shirts to fit you perfectly
    • Hem and taper jeans and dress pants
    • Alter sweaters and dresses for a proper fit 
    • Tailor children’s clothing to make them proud to wear hand-me-downs

    Requirements

    Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Getting Started
    • Meet your instructor: Carale Bowe, tailoring instructor and YouTuber
    • Finding the right type of machine for you
    • Setting up your sewing station
    • Getting to know and setting up your sewing machine
    • Beginner Sewing Project 1: Practicing stitches
    Module 2: You’re A Tailor, Harry!
    • All the basic tailoring terminology you need to talk like a real tailor!
    • Essential sewing machine settings
    • Stitch tension explained for beginners
    • Beginner Sewing Project 2: Pinning and sewing a perfectly straight stitch
    • Beginner Sewing Project 3: How to sew a zigzag stitch
    Module 3: Transforming Tops
    • Slimming a T-shirt for a great look
    • Shortening T-shirt sleeves: easy shortcuts
    • Shortening a T-shirt so it fits you!
    • Slimming a dress shirt for both women and men
    • Nailing dress shirt darts every time
    Module 4: Better Bottoms
    • How to taper dress pants the easy way
    • How to taper jeans exactly how you like them
    • Hem Method for Jeans 1: The original method
    • Hem Method for Jeans 2: The new method
    • Taking in the waist of jeans and bringing them to life
    Module 5: Essential Dress Alterations
    • Dress Alterations 1: Waists
    • Dress Alterations 2: Hemming
    • Dress Alterations 3: Darts
    • Altered sweaters - simply
    • Kids’ clothing - how to work small and succeed
    • Go forth and alter! Thank you and good bye

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • People who want to have clothes that fit like a dream without breaking the bank
    • Anyone looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle by making thrift store pieces look like custom tailored clothing
    • All parents who are looking to revamp hand-me-downs for their kids

    How will it help me

    Nobody wants to waste money by buying clothes which never leave the closet. Confidently get the skills to know how to adapt your clothes so they fit properly. You’ll also know how to use a sewing machine and change the settings and stitch tension so you never have to unpick stitches or get frustrated trying to make your machine work properly. There’s so much more to this course than tailoring. Grow your confidence by feeling and looking fab in your clothes.

    Certification

    To receive certification, you must:
    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. That's it! 
    If you meet these criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course
    You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

    highlight

    278 Students

    highlight

    Guarantee

    highlight

    Accredited