How To Replace a Zipper in a Jacket or Coat

If you read my last post on How Much To Charge To Replace a Zipper, I promised I’d be back to show you how to put in a new zipper. Here’s the jacket with the broken zipper: The zipper teeth didn’t hold together when the jacket was zipped: Before you begin, be sure and choose…

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Altering the Shoulders on a Jacket

A customer brought me two jackets to take in at the shoulders. Both of these jackets had shoulder pads, too, which she wanted removed. You don’t see those much anymore! She tried the jacket on and I put a pin marking the spot where she wanted the sleeve to be moved to. See the white pin…

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How To Take in Side Seams and Facings

This short jacket needs to be altered at the sides: Because I needed to take up quite a bit, I also needed to take it up in the sleeves as well: Can you see the yellow headed pins and how I’ve pinned into the upper sleever area as well? It may be easier to see…

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