Welcome to a new sewing alterations class, in today’s lesson, I am going to teach you how to shorten trousers with a side seam opening.
In previous classes, we already learned how to shorten trousers in different ways, but today we are going to teach you a more complex way.
For this sewing alteration, we have agreed with the client that we will shorten the zip, so this class is perfect for you to learn this technique.
To make this type of alteration, we will ask the client to try on the trousers with the shoes they want to wear and we will decide the final length with pins.
Once we have the trousers with the pins on, we are going to measure the exact amount that we have to shorten them.
We will remove the pins, unpick the original hem and proceed to make this sewing alteration.
Class taught by Roxana Manzat.
As is customary in the sewing alteration classes, I am going to tell you what I will charge for doing this type of repair.
In case you don’t know, I worked for an English tailoring company in a wealthy area but I’ll tell you my prices so you know but adjust them to your circumstances.
To shorten trousers with a zip in the side seam I used to charge around 20 euros.
The best way to charge for sewing arrangements is to know how long it will take to make that arrangement and charge accordingly.
Remember that if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
You already know that the best way to learn sewing arrangements is by sewing, so for today’s class I’m going to ask you to make this transformation.
It is best to look for second-hand trousers or trousers that you are going to throw away and practice as many times as necessary.
Please try to send me photos where you can see the before, your manufacturing process and the finished trousers and tell me if you have had any difficulties so that I can send you better comments.