T SHIRT ALTERATIONS

T-SHIRT ALTERATIONS

I DO QUIET A BIT OF T-SHIRT ALTERATIONS. IT MAY BE T-SHIRT HEMMING, SLEEVE SHORTENING OR TAKING THEM UP.

T-SHIRTS OR ANY OTHER KNIT MATERIALS NEED A SPECIAL SEWING MACHINE TO DO THE ALTERATIONS PROPERLY. YOU NEED A COVERSTITCH MACHINE AND I HAVE ONE.

I THINK I’M THE ONLY ONE IN BURLINGTON THAT HAS ONE. MANY PEOPLE SAY THEY HAVE CALLED ALL OVER TOWN AND NO ONE THEY CALLED HAD ONE.

T-SHIRT ALTERATIONS OR OTHER KNITS

THIS IS THE UNDERSIDE OF A COVER-STITCH SEAM SO IT STRETCHES.

T-SHIRTS ARE MADE WITH KNIT FABRIC, THAT IS WHY THEY STRETCH. THE SEAMS IN KNIT FABRICS MUST STRETCH TOO.

YOU CAN HEM KNITS WITHOUT A COVERSTITCH MACHINE, BUT WITHOUT IT THE SEAMS WILL NOT STRETCH LIKE THE FACTORY SEAMS AND THE THREAD WILL BREAK SO THE SEAMS COME APART AND RAVEL THE FIRST TIME THE GARMENT GETS OVERLY STRETCHED.

THAT BEING SAID, IF YOU HAVE ANY KNIT TOP OR PANTS THEY NEED TO BE SEWN ON A COVERSTITCH MACHINE SO THE SEAMS WILL STRETCH LIKE THE FABRIC DOES. OTHER THAN T-SHIRTS, THIS INCLUDES KNIT TOPS, PANTS, SWEATS, YOGA PANTS OR ANY OTHER KNITS.

WHEN IN DOUBT ABOUT WHAT KIND OF SEAM YOU NEED, LOOK AT THE FACTORY HEM TO SEE IF IT LOOKS LIKE A T-SHIRT HEM!

IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT, LOOK AT THE SEAMS IN YOUR CLOTHES FROM THE FACTORY AND IF IT HAS A SEAM LIKE THE ONES IN THE PICTURES THEN IT IS PROBABLY KNIT AND SHOULD BE RESEWN WITH A COVERSTITCH MACHINE.

FABRICS SEWN WITH A STRAIGHT STITCH (like jeans) CAN BE SEWN SAFELY ON ANY MACHINE. LIKE I SAID EARLIER, YOU CAN SEW KNIT WITH A REGULAR MACHINE BUT YOU HAVE TO DO TWO OR THREE PASSES TO MAKE IT LOOK RIGHT AND IT WILL STILL PULL OUT A LOT OF TIMES IF IT IS OVERLY STRETCHED.

T-SHIRT ALTERATIONS OR KNIT ALTERATIONS REALLY NEED A COVERSTITCH MACHINE!

SEW CALL SHARON SEWS 4 YOU FOR T-SHIRT ALTERATIONS OR OTHER KNIT FABRICS AT 336-449-9574.

THANK YOU, SHARON!