By Kathleen Maggio

A treasure for sewers, crafters, and inventive fashionistas.
Sewing, like any of household arts, is experiencing a renaissance of curiosity, specially for the «DIY Generation». This new and transforming into crew strives for individuality and the delight of donning customized clothing that make a private assertion. Altered garments is a suite of principles and initiatives that offer the assets and proposal for growing own model from current, used, and classic garments and materials. instead of having to discard a favourite pair of denims simply because they simply are worn via or are minimize unsuitable, this e-book presents artistic redesigns. instead of purchase new mass produced models, it is simple and inexpensive to take what you have already got on your closet and create not just a way assertion, yet a political assertion. With wisdom of a few easy stitching process (barely invaluable with todays to be had technology), somebody can flip outdated garments into new favorites with a bit artistic suggestion and embellishment. So uncomplicated that even simple mending initiatives can turn into type possibilities.

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Select the zigzag stitch on the sewing machine. 5 (12 spi, or stitches per inch) and the width to 5 (very wide). Make sure to use a satin, zigzag, or other special-purpose presser foot that has a groove along the entire length of the bottom for this project. Don’t choose a presser foot that requires you to feed the cord through a coil or tunnel on the front of the toe. Zigzag around the edges of the swatch to stabilize fraying. You may want to experiment with other types of cords or trims on the sample.

Don’t try to shorten a zipper that has metal teeth. • Hook-and-eye sets, spaced close together, could be used in place of a zipper for the side opening on this dress. 60 Altered Clothing • Provision TB 12:05 PM Page 61 A B C D P RO J E C T S 1/11/07 SECTION 2 AC 050-071_ E Altered Clothing • Provision 61 TB AC 050-071_ 1/11/07 12:05 PM Page 62 SHAPELESS T-SHIRT TO With a knit remnant and an early ’70s pattern, this handmade T-shirt turned out too large. The added eyelets are both decorative and functional.

Stitch and trim the belt ends as well. 5 cm), and clamp the buckle onto it ( J). This end can also be turned twice and hemmed with a machine stitch if there is no metal tip. Belt carriers can be created by making a chain thread loop (K). ) A LT E R E D C L OT H I N G 12. 11:59 AM 42 Altered Clothing 11:59 AM Page 43 G H I J P RO J E C T S 1/11/07 SECTION 2 AC 032-049_ K 43 Altered Clothing A LT E R E D C L OT H I N G AC 032-049_ 1/11/07 11:59 AM Page 44 AFTER 44 Altered Clothing 11:59 AM Page 45 WORN-OUT FLARES TO Favorite jeans generally show signs of wear on the knees and seat.

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