Clothing Alterations and Repairs

Welcome to the online resources for Clothing Alterations and Repairs, by Chelsey Byrd Lewallen.

This detailed, step-by-step guide teaches you everything you need to know about repairing and altering ready-made apparel, allowing you to create your own unique, stylish and sustainable wardrobe.

Here, you will find easy-to-follow video guides to demonstrate the techniques included in Clothing Alterations and Repairs. Narrated by the author, these videos can be found at the links below.

Happy sewing!

Jean hem

How to repair a tear using a homemade fusible patch and machine darning 

How to fix a backpack zipper

How to replace a zipper pull

How to fix a jean zipper

How to sew a blind hem part one

How to sew a blind hem part two

Knit and darn to repair a knit sweater