À propos

Do you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? This video course is tailor-made for you. Sewing supremo Carale Bowe will show you how to make clothes that fit and flatter in easy-to-follow steps.

Known as Stylish Dad, Carale teaches regular people, like us, to stitch. In this course, you’ll learn how to find the right machine for you, pinning and sewing a straight stitch, and essential outfit alterations like how to slim, shorten, hem, and taper shirts, dresses, and bottoms. 

Sign up to Tailoring and Alterations for Beginners today to learn how to make your ill-fitting clothes suit you to a T.

      Prérequis

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Leçons

      Module 1: Getting Started

      • Meet your instructor: Carale Bowe, tailoring instructor and YouTuber
      • Finding the right type of machine for you
      • Setting up your sewing station
      • Getting to know and setting up your sewing machine
      • Practicing stitches

      Module 2: You’re A Tailor, Harry!

      • All the basic tailoring terminology you need to talk like a real tailor!
      • Essential sewing machine settings
      • Stitch tension explained for beginners
      • Beginner Sewing Project 1: Pinning and sewing a perfectly straight stitch
      • Beginner Sewing Project 2: How to sew a zigzag stitch

      Module 3: Transforming Tops

      • Slimming a T-shirt for a great look
      • Shortening T-shirt sleeves: easy shortcuts
      • Shortening a T-shirt so it fits you!
      • Slimming a dress shirt for both women and men
      • Nailing dress shirt darts every time

      Module 4: Better Bottoms

      • How to taper dress pants the easy way
      • How to taper jeans exactly how you like them
      • Hem Method for Jeans 1: The original method
      • Hem Method for Jeans 2: The new method
      • Taking in the waist of jeans and bringing them to life

      Module 5: Essential Dress Alterations

      • Dress Alterations 1: Waists
      • Dress Alterations 2: Hemming
      • Dress Alterations 3: Darts
      • Altered sweaters - simply
      • Kids’ clothing - how to work small and succeed
      • Go forth and alter! Thank you and good bye

      Carrière

      Who is this course for?

      • Literally everyone. We all have clothes which are too long or too loose and we’d love them to fit us like a glove
      • Anyone who loves secondhand or vintage clothes and wants to be able to alter them to fit
      • Anyone embracing a more sustainable lifestyle and wants to give a new look to old clothes

      Perspectives de carrière

      • You could add a side hustle adapting and tailoring clothes for neighbors and friends
      • You may develop a keen interest in sewing, tailoring or designing clothes
      • This is a great skill for lifestyle, fashion or sustainable living bloggers who can show off their new-found skills with a sewing machine

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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      À propos

      Do you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? This video course is tailor-made for you. Sewing supremo Carale Bowe will show you how to make clothes that fit and flatter in easy-to-follow steps.

      Known as Stylish Dad, Carale teaches regular people, like us, to stitch. In this course, you’ll learn how to find the right machine for you, pinning and sewing a straight stitch, and essential outfit alterations like how to slim, shorten, hem, and taper shirts, dresses, and bottoms. 

      Sign up to Tailoring and Alterations for Beginners today to learn how to make your ill-fitting clothes suit you to a T.

          Prérequis

          International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

          Leçons

          Module 1: Getting Started

          • Meet your instructor: Carale Bowe, tailoring instructor and YouTuber
          • Finding the right type of machine for you
          • Setting up your sewing station
          • Getting to know and setting up your sewing machine
          • Practicing stitches

          Module 2: You’re A Tailor, Harry!

          • All the basic tailoring terminology you need to talk like a real tailor!
          • Essential sewing machine settings
          • Stitch tension explained for beginners
          • Beginner Sewing Project 1: Pinning and sewing a perfectly straight stitch
          • Beginner Sewing Project 2: How to sew a zigzag stitch

          Module 3: Transforming Tops

          • Slimming a T-shirt for a great look
          • Shortening T-shirt sleeves: easy shortcuts
          • Shortening a T-shirt so it fits you!
          • Slimming a dress shirt for both women and men
          • Nailing dress shirt darts every time

          Module 4: Better Bottoms

          • How to taper dress pants the easy way
          • How to taper jeans exactly how you like them
          • Hem Method for Jeans 1: The original method
          • Hem Method for Jeans 2: The new method
          • Taking in the waist of jeans and bringing them to life

          Module 5: Essential Dress Alterations

          • Dress Alterations 1: Waists
          • Dress Alterations 2: Hemming
          • Dress Alterations 3: Darts
          • Altered sweaters - simply
          • Kids’ clothing - how to work small and succeed
          • Go forth and alter! Thank you and good bye

          Carrière

          Who is this course for?

          • Literally everyone. We all have clothes which are too long or too loose and we’d love them to fit us like a glove
          • Anyone who loves secondhand or vintage clothes and wants to be able to alter them to fit
          • Anyone embracing a more sustainable lifestyle and wants to give a new look to old clothes

          Perspectives de carrière

          • You could add a side hustle adapting and tailoring clothes for neighbors and friends
          • You may develop a keen interest in sewing, tailoring or designing clothes
          • This is a great skill for lifestyle, fashion or sustainable living bloggers who can show off their new-found skills with a sewing machine

          Certification

          You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

          Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

          All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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          2456 Students

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          de Remboursement

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          Accrédité

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          Accrédité