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Sewing Clothes - Taking Measurements

Posted by the_sewingshop@yahoo.com on May 18, 2017 at 2:55 PM

How to Take Body Measurements


Checking your measurements is the first and probably the most important thing to do before you start making anything. If you’re using a pattern, compare them with the size guide on the back. (Store bought sizes and pattern sizes will not run the same!)

Once you’ve taken your measurements, make a note to refer to when you need them again; sometimes it is a pain if you do not have a helping hand!


Tips Before you start taking body measurements:

- It is best to not be wearing baggy clothing during the measurment process; you would not want to add on a few inches!


- On the other hand, try not to pull your tape measure tightly; causing your garment to come out to small. When you are finished sewing it will be a whole lot easier to take in a project than it would be to add room.


- It is best to use a plastic tape measure, with time the fabric kind tends to stretch.


-Do not be afraid to ask for help! With certain spots it maybe hard to look around to see the measurment itself, or you may have to bend or twist funny throwing the whole measurment off. 


-It is best to stand straight with your shoulders relaxed in front of a full length mirror.






***If you have any problems or questions stop by and see us at the The 1 Sewing Center in Shreveport Lousiana in the shreve City shopping center. Or  feel free to call the store at 318-869-1739***

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