Our Alterations Small Business Starter Course teaches you the skills and techniques required to make alterations and repairs into a successful and profitable home-based small business.

  • Easy to follow videos on each technique
  • Time-saving tips from our alterations specialist
  • Focuses on the skills required to set up an alterations business from home
  • Learn online, at times to suit you, anywhere with an internet connection


Techniques – Buy Individual Module ($50)

  • Thread a Hand Sew Needle
  • Hand Sew Button, Snap, Hook and Eye
  • Sharpening and Marking with Wax Chalk
  • Identify and Remove Blind Hem Stitch
  • Razor Open Hems
  • Remove Socket Snaps
  • Socket Snap Application
  • Fast Change Thread Industrial Straight Stitch
  • Fast Change Thread Serger or Coverstitch

Repairs – Buy Individual Module ($100)

  • Jean Button Repair/Replacement
  • Seam Repairs and Patching
  • Seam Repair near Slit or Vent
  • Seam Repair Near a Zipper
  • Seam Repair Lined Garment
  • Patch Knees on Snow Pants

Pant Hems – Buy Individual Module ($150)

  • Pinning- Wide Bottom Pant
  • Basic Pant Hem 1/2″ Jean/Topstitch
  • Basic Pant Hem 1″ Topstitch
  • Dress Pant Hem
  • Ladies Dress Pant Hem/Lined Pants
  • Pant with Cuff
  • Euro Jean Hem
  • Mock Euro Hem
  • Coverstitch-Yoga Hem
  • Shorten Pant Leg by Creating a Seam

Zipper Replacements Buy Individual Module ($125)
Module 1

  • Measuring Length and Shortening Zipper
  • Basic Zipper Applications
  • Replace Zipper Pull
  • Jean Zipper
  • Basic Pant Zipper
  • Men’s Dress Pant Zipper #1
  • Men’s Dress Pant Zipper #2

Sleeve Hems Buy Individual Module ($100)
Module 1

  • Unlined Sleeve with Cuff
  • Lined Sleeve with Cuff
  • Men’s Shirt Sleeves-Cuff and Placket
  • Ladies Blouse Sleeve- Cuff and Placket

Skirt Hems Buy Individual Module ($100)
Module 1

  • Skirt Hem- 1/4″ Topstitch
  • Hem-Lined Straight Skirt with Slit
  • Hem- Lined Straight Skirt
  • Shorten Skirt from Waist- Plain

Taper Side Seams Buy Individual Module ($125)
Module 1 

  • Pinning- Shirt with darts
  • Pinning- Taper Pant Leg
  • Taper Legs- Casual Pant
  • Taper Legs- Dress Pants
  • Taper Shirt with Darts
  • Taper Sides- T-shirt

Waist Alterations Buy Individual Module ($150)

  • Men’s Dress Pant- Waist in Less than 3″
  • Pant Rise Adjustment
  • Waist Out- Men’s Dress Pant
  • Waist In- Elastic Band
  • Waist In- Cutting Waistband
  • Waist In- Jeans or Dockers
  • Waist In- Reposition Waistband

Alter Shoulders Buy Individual Module ($100)

  • Raise Shoulders- No Sleeves Lined
  • Raise Shoulders- with Sleeve
  • Shorten Straps- Lined Garment

The Jackson Sewing Academy Alterations Small Business Starter Course is presented by April Jackson. April is a Master Alterations Specialist with 30+ years’ experience in the trade, as an apprentice, employee and successful alterations business owner. In this course, April will share with you the professional hints, tips and tricks to complete your men’s clothing alterations to a professional standard.

  • Step-by-step videos providing easy-to-follow instructions for every alteration or repair you will need for your alterations and repairs small business
  • Exclusive manuals and guide with easy-to-understand directions and images for each video.
  • Email access to an ‘alterations specialist’ if you need extra help
  • Unlimited online access to all course materials
  • 59 easy to follow instruction videos with April
  • View anytime online, 24/7 after purchase

One Time Purchase
$750 (Save $250!) – Click to Buy

Individual Modules:
Core Techniques – $50 – Click to Buy
Garment Repairs – $100 – Click to Buy
Basic & Advanced Pant Hems – $150 – Click to Buy
Zipper Replacements Module 1 – $125 – Click to Buy
Sleeve Hems Module 1 – $100 – Click to Buy
Skirt Hems Module 1 – $100 – Click to Buy
Taper Side Seams Module 1 – $125 – Click to Buy
Waist Alterations – $150 – Click to Buy
Alter Shoulders – $100 –  Click to Buy

  • Access to a sewing machine, preferably an industrial model
  • Standard sewing equipment including tailoring scissors, needles, chalk, etc.
  • Standard haberdashery supplies including thread, buttons, zips, etc., as required
  • A steam iron and ironing boarding
  • A clean space to work in
  • Access to the internet
  • A desire to learn!