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Tailoring and Alterations for Beginners

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ABOUT THIS COURSE


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. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

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

 

  • 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

 

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.

  • Take the first step towards a career in fashion by learning how to alter clothes

  • Start a side hustle tailoring clothes for your neighbors and friends

  • This is a great skill for lifestyle, fashion or sustainable living bloggers who can show off their new-found skills to their audience

 

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.

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

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Carale Bowe

I’m a guy who was tired of wearing clothes that didn’t fit me very well. That’s the ultimate overall theme to my story, but there’s more to it than that. 

I started tailoring my own clothes about 10 years ago when I was a realtor. I had to wear nicer clothes and naturally knew they also had to fit properly. I took one of my dress shirts to a local tailor and had her pin and tailor it for me. I remember carefully watching what it was that she was doing and thinking “hmm...I think I could do that”. 

I decided to learn everything I could about clothing alterations not just for myself, but for everyone around me as well. I wanted everyone to be able to feel the way that I felt while wearing clothes that fit me properly. Fast forward to now, where I run a successful clothing alteration YouTube channel, Stylish D, and have completely transformed my family’s entire wardrobe.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Carale Bowe

I’m a guy who was tired of wearing clothes that didn’t fit me very well. That’s the ultimate overall theme to my story, but there’s more to it than that. 

I started tailoring my own clothes about 10 years ago when I was a realtor. I had to wear nicer clothes and naturally knew they also had to fit properly. I took one of my dress shirts to a local tailor and had her pin and tailor it for me. I remember carefully watching what it was that she was doing and thinking “hmm...I think I could do that”. 

I decided to learn everything I could about clothing alterations not just for myself, but for everyone around me as well. I wanted everyone to be able to feel the way that I felt while wearing clothes that fit me properly. Fast forward to now, where I run a successful clothing alteration YouTube channel, Stylish D, and have completely transformed my family’s entire wardrobe.

Module 1: Getting Started
  • 1.1. Meet your instructor: Carale Bowe, tailoring instructor and YouTuber
  • 1.2. Finding the right type of machine for you
  • 1.3. Setting up your sewing station
  • 1.4. Getting to know and setting up your sewing machine
  • 1.5. Beginner Sewing Project 1: Practicing stitches
Module 2: You’re A Tailor, Harry!
  • 2.1. All the basic tailoring terminology you need to talk like a real tailor!
  • 2.2. Essential sewing machine settings
  • 2.3. Stitch tension explained for beginners
  • 2.4. Beginner Sewing Project 2: Pinning and sewing a perfectly straight stitch
  • 2.5. Beginner Sewing Project 3: How to sew a zigzag stitch
Module 3: Transforming Tops
  • 3.1. Slimming a T-shirt for a great look
  • 3.2. Shortening T-shirt sleeves: easy shortcuts
  • 3.3. Shortening a T-shirt so it fits you!
  • 3.4. Slimming a dress shirt for both women and men
  • 3.5. Nailing dress shirt darts every time
Module 4: Better Bottoms
  • 4.1. How to taper dress pants the easy way
  • 4.2. How to taper jeans exactly how you like them
  • 4.3. Hem Method for Jeans 1: The original method
  • 4.4. Hem Method for Jeans 2: The new method
  • 4.5. Taking in the waist of jeans and bringing them to life
Module 5: Essential Dress Alterations
  • 5.1. Dress Alterations 1: Waists
  • 5.2. Dress Alterations 2: Hemming
  • 5.3. Dress Alterations 3: Darts
  • 5.4. Altered sweaters - simply
  • 5.5. Kids’ clothing - how to work small and succeed
  • 5.6. Go forth and alter! Thank you and good bye
$ 99 GET THIS COURSE BUY ALL COURSES
  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • 24/7 Access
  • 4698 Students Enrolled
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