Welcome to this new sewing alterations class, in today’s class you will learn to take in and let out trousers and jeans at the waist.
In the previous classes, you learned how to alter the length of the trousers and now it’s time to learn how to modify the width.
The class begins by taking in classic men’s trousers, one of the most common alterations that we can find in the market.
Then we will go on to let out the same men’s trousers, as a general rule, classic cut trousers have extra fabric at the waist to be able to make these alterations.
To finish we are going to take in a pair of jeans with a run and fell seam.
We have chosen jeans with a run and fell seam for several reasons, the first that it is the most common seam that you can find on the market and then because it is the most difficult to do.
As a general rule, jeans do not usually have extra fabric at the waist, so to enlarge them we would have to add extra fabric.
Class taught by Roxana Manzat
As usual, in the sewing alteration classes, we are going to talk about money.
You already know that prices change depending on the country, but I’m going to tell you what I charged in London.
To take in or let out a classic gentleman’s trousers I used to charge about 18 pounds.
I used to charge about 28 to 35 pounds to take in a pair of jeans with a run and fell seam.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, you can send me an email through your account in the support section.
Submit your exercises
Remember that the best way to learn sewing alterations and repairs is by sewing.
For today’s exercises, I’m going to ask you to do the 3 techniques that we’ve done in today’s class.
Try to send me photos where I can see your process and also where you can see the before and after.
I recommend that you use trousers that you are going to throw away or buy second-hand ones for these exercises.