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Mending and Alterations

Mending and altering your clothes means that your wardrobe will last longer and fit better. Doctoring your clothes is a snap with these easy to follow directions.
  1. Free Patches and Applique
  2. Dress Alterations (5)
  3. Repair Clothing (12)
  4. Homemade Stain Removal (14)

Save Money by Mending and Altering Your Clothing
Learn how to mend and alter your clothes. This means that your wardrobe will last longer and fit better. Doctoring your clothes is a snap with our guide to fixing and tailoring.

Video: How to Hem Pants
Don't you hate finding the perfect pair of jeans that have just the right fit, except in length? Well you can skip going to the tailor and save some cash by hemming them at home. See how it's done.

How to Replace a Zipper Pull
Replace your missing zipper pull or just make a cool new one out of your favorite key chain.

Ten Clothing Fixes that Everyone Should Know
If you own any clothing, it wouldn't hurt to know how to fix them. Here are the top ten basic ways to fix your wardrobe against any tears, stains, or just a bad fit.

How to Hem Pants
Learn how to adjust the hem on your pants with these easy steps.

How-to Mend a Ripped Seam
Fix a torn seam with these easy step-by-step instructions.

How to Mend a Lining
Learn how to repair a torn lining with these simple step-by-step instructions.

How to Sew on a Button
Learn how to sew on a flat button with a tutorial from our Guide to Sewing.

Turn Pants into Capri's
Easy step-by-step instructions to turn your pants into capri's.

How to Repair a Broken Zipper
Zipper broken? Don't throw out the whole thing. Use these easy steps to repair your zipper.

How to Replace a Drawstring
Learn how to replace a drawstring on your clothing with these easy step-by-step instructions. from your DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.

Make a Skirt Shorter
Learn how to make your skirt shorter with these quick and easy instructions.

Put Side Slits in a Skirt
Sex up a drab wardrobe when you learn how to put side slits in a skirt with this beginner's tutorial from DIY Fashion Expert, Rain Blanken.

How to Let Out a Dress
Follow these simple instructions to adjust a dress that fits too tightly.

How to Take In a Dress
Learn how to adjust a dress that is too big. Simply follow these easy instructions.

How to Make Your Jeans Look Worn
Use this easy method to cheat time and make your jeans look fashionably worn.

How to Make Your T-Shirt Fit Better as a Tank Top
We all have baggy t-shirts with cool logos on them. Change them into tank tops that are fitted for your body.

5 Easy Ways to Alter Your Clothes
Clothing can be expensive, and thrift store finds can be hard to replace. If you are a beginner to DIY fashion, try these easy alterations to fix your clothes. These are all basic projects that require few tools and preparation.

How Can I Fix Pants that are Too Long?
The legs on my pants are too long. How can I fix them so that they are shorter?

How Can I Make My T-Shirt Fit Better?
Step-by-step how-to make your t-shirt fit better.

How to Polish Shoes
Learn how to polish shoes. Your Guide to Shoes will show you how to shine them up properly.

How to Place and Sew Girl Scout Badges
Learn how to sew on a girl scout badge by hand or machine, and the proper placement of patches on a Daisy, Junior and Brownie uniform.

How to Fix a Hole in a Sock?
Learn how to fix a hole in a sock with Rain's darning tutorial.

The Lost Art of Sock Darning
Learn more about sock darning, where it came from, and how to darn your socks.

How to Fix an Armpit Rip
Learn how to a torn armpit in a shirt with illustrations and complete instructions from Rain Blanken, DIY Fashion Expert.

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