DIY Wardrobe Makeovers: Alter, Refresh & Refashion Your Clothes * Step-by-Step Sewing Tutorials

DIY Wardrobe Makeovers: Alter, Refresh & Refashion Your Clothes * Step-by-Step Sewing Tutorials

by Suzannah Hamlin Stanley


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Unlock your closet’s potential with simple wardrobe fixes and refashions to express your style. These basic alterations and step-by-step restyling tutorials will help you fit and reassemble garments into newfound faves. No sloppy shortcuts here—learn how to alter sweaters, pants, and everything in your wardrobe for a more flattering fit. Take it in, take it up, or let it out—all on your home sewing machine. Spend less, look better!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617450426
Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books
Publication date: 06/07/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.93(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley, a DIYer at heart, loves sewing practical, usable items for her wardrobe and home—and even made her own wedding dress. She started her popular sewing blog in 2009. Suzannah lives with her husband outside Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents


Why DIY?
Getting Inspired • Learning About Clothes • More Remaking Ideas • When Not to Refashion • How This Book Will Help You DIY • About the Instructions

Basic Tools
Sewing Machine • Cutting Tools • Needles, Thread, and Pins • Measuring Tools • Pressing Tools • Fabrics and Notions

Fabric Terms • Stitches and Machine Terms • How to Measure Yourself

Sewing Skills
Using Your Sewing Machine • Hand Finishing • Taking Out Stitches • Hemming • Pressing

Alteration Technique Tutorials
Take it In: Take In a Sweater or Knit Top
Take It Up: Shorten Jeans
Let It Out: Let Out Pants Side Seams
Take It Up: Shorten a Curved Hem Shirt
Take It In: Tighten a Loose Waistband
Take It Up: Shorten a Pencil Skirt
Let It Down: Lengthen a Skirt with a Hem Facing
Take It In: Take in Jeans

DIY Style Projects
Remake: Infinity Scarf Makeover
Embellish/Remake: Colorblock Sweater Makeover
Remake: Contrast Sleeve Tee
Embellish: Elbow Patch Sweater Makeover
Remake: Riding Pants Makeover
Refashion: Dress-Into-Peplum Top Makeover
Embellish: Contrast Trim Blazer
Refashion: Flared Pants to Skinny Pants
Refashion: Silky Blouse Makeover
Refashion: Tie Waist Blouse Makeover
Refashion: Blouse-Into-Dress
Embellish: Zipper Shoulder Sweater
Embellish: Tuxedo Stripe Pants
Remake: Boxy Tee Makeover
(Nearly) Unlimited Embellishment Ideas

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DIY Wardrobe Makeovers: Alter, Refresh & Refashion Your Clothes * Step-by-Step Sewing Tutorials 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful photographs; inspiring, simple ideas; professionaly written. One of the best DIY books I've read.