12 Best Sewing Machine For Altering Clothes

Updated on: October 2021

Best Sewing Machine For Altering Clothes in 2021


Make It, Own It, Love It: The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and Customizing

Make It, Own It, Love It: The Essential Guide to Sewing, Altering and Customizing
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

SEW ... The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge: Real-Life Lessons from a Serial Sewist

SEW ... The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge: Real-Life Lessons from a Serial Sewist
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques

The Sewing Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Bernette 33 Swiss Design Sewing Machine

Bernette 33 Swiss Design Sewing Machine
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Features: Stitch Width - 5mm Hook system - Front loading Buttonhole - Four-step Utility Stitches - 14 Patterns - 15 Sewing speed - 860 stitches/minute Contents: Bobbins (3x) Seam ripper (buttonhole opener) Needle set Zigzag foot Buttonhole foot with slide Blindstitch foot Zipper foot Button-sew-on foot Foot control
  • Simple knobs for all sewing settings:
  • The bernette 33 mechanical sewing machine with stylish Swiss design is a perfect beginner machine.
  • 5 different presser feet are included Includes large accessory box Manual thread-cutter Semi-automatic needle threader Simple operating knobs Stable presser foot shank and bobbin rods Swiss design for impeccable quality

New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories

New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
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The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations: A Step-by-step practical guide on how to alter clothes

The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations: A Step-by-step practical guide on how to alter clothes
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Not Your Grandma's Sewing Guide

Not Your Grandma's Sewing Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Michley-Tivax Lil' Sew & Sew LSS-505 Combo Mini Sewing Machine, Electrical Scissors and 100-Piece Sewing Kit

Michley-Tivax Lil' Sew & Sew LSS-505 Combo Mini Sewing Machine, Electrical Scissors and 100-Piece Sewing Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Kit Includes: Sewing Machine, 100-piece Sewing Kit, & Electric Scissors
  • 8 Built-in Stitch Patterns
  • 2 Speeds for ease of use
  • Double Thread;Skill Level:Beginner, Intermediate
  • Forward & Reverse Sewing
  • Double thread, double speed
  • 8 Built-in stitch patterns
  • Forward and reverse sewing
  • Sews sleeves
  • Foot pedal, adaptor and thread bag included

Pattern Fitting With Confidence

Pattern Fitting With Confidence
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Illustrated Guide to Advanced Dressmaking & Alteration: Learn to Make & Alter Dresses, Skirts, Shirts, Slacks. Add Pockets, Frills, Buttons, Zippers & So Much More - Over 180 Images & Illustrations

Illustrated Guide to Advanced Dressmaking & Alteration: Learn to Make & Alter Dresses, Skirts, Shirts, Slacks.  Add Pockets, Frills, Buttons, Zippers & So Much More - Over 180 Images & Illustrations
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

The Sewing Bible: A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques

The Sewing Bible: A Modern Manual of Practical and Decorative Sewing Techniques
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021

Portable Sewing Machine WADEO Mini Sewing Machine with Adjustable 2-Speed Double Thread Electric Crafting Mending Machine with Cutter and Foot Pedal for Household, Travel, Double Use for Power

Portable Sewing Machine WADEO Mini Sewing Machine with Adjustable 2-Speed Double Thread Electric Crafting Mending Machine with Cutter and Foot Pedal for Household, Travel, Double Use for Power
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • ❤Portable Compact Mini Size: WADEO sewing machine was designed with mini size and one stitching type which match the basic home sewing demand. It is portable and suitable for sewing multiple light and thin fabrics.
  • ❤Double switch and Two-Line Design: This unique sewing machine features a pedal switch and a push button switch. It’s up to you which one you want to use. The featured two-line design (bottom line and surface line) gives you high-quality sewing for all projects.
  • ❤Provide a Bright Environment and a Thread Cutter: It helps you see more clearly and reducing damage to your eyes. It is more convenient to use the sewing machine at night. With an auto thread cutter, you can easily cut the line.
  • ❤Double Threads and Two Speeds: Two mode speed with options, can be adjusted the speed to slow or fast. Great for beginner, for making alterations to clothing and home decorate items children and novice with low speed to use.
  • ❤Foot Pedal Operation: Electrical sewing machine with foot pedal. Concentrated your sewing with both hands and control the speed with Foot Pedal. It supports use for power supply or battery.

Beginner Sewing Project: Dish Towel Skirt

This cute dish towel skirt is perfect for a sewing beginner.

Just about any type of dish towel will work to make the skirt. If you choose towels that are already hemmed it can make the sewing job even quicker. If you choose towels featuring the fringe on the ends, you'll have a fringed edge around the bottom, and you won't have to hem it.

Measure around your hips to decide on how many dish towels you'll need. Take the width of one towel and then determine how many towel widths you'll need to equal the hip measurement. The towels won't likely come out to the exact width of your hips but purchase enough towels to equal at least that number.

If the towels you're using have fringed ends, cut the fringe off of the tops of all the towels. Stack two towels together so that their right sides are facing each other. With the short sides facing you, sew straight down the right side. Open the towels up and lay a third towel on the second one, with right sides together. Sew straight down the right side. Continue to do this until you've seamed all the towels together. Place the long side of the first towel, and the long side of the last towel together, and seam them to create a cylinder shape.

If you've cut fringe off the towels, fold the cut edge over a half-inch, then again, and hem all the way around the top. Wrap a piece of quarter-inch elastic around your waist - slightly stretching it - to determine what length to cut it. Position the end of the elastic against one of the seams in the back or side of the skirt. Sew the elastic to the waistline, slightly stretching it, and sewing straight down the center of the elastic.

There are many variations you can do with the towel skirt. For a really little girl, cut the towels in half, and use only the bottom halves. For a taller girl, make the original skirt, as stated above, then sew on additional towels to create a ruffle around the bottom. The dish towel skirt is an easy project for beginners but even a seasoned seamstress will enjoy making one.

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