Is altreing trousers hard? If not, what sewing machine should I get?
October 10, 2012 10:11 AM Subscribe
Can I learn to make alterations to my own pants? If so, what kind of sewing machine should I get?
posted by althanis to sports, hobbies, & recreation (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to start being able to do the alterations on my trousers myself. These alterations are usually letting the waist out and hemming/cuffing. I live in Toronto, and I'd easily have to pay about $30 for each pair of trousers I need to alter.
So the first question is, are these alterations relatively easy? I'd consider myself about average/slightly above average intelligence, and pretty handy with stuff.
Secondly, what sewing machine should I get? That really highly rated Brothers one on Amazon, or a 1950s Singer? My mom has one like that (she doesn't live nearby), and I think it would be pretty awesome.
Thank you in advance for any advice.