Sewing Measurements Worksheets

Consistent, Accurate Measuringfor the Seamstress, Dressmaker or Tailor in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step worksheet.

Your finished garment will only fit as well as the accuracy of the measurements it is based upon. Whether you are making or altering something for yourself, a family member or friend, or having clothing made or altered by someone else, accurate measurements are essential for a proper fit.

Our worksheets are intended to show you where and how to correctly take and record those measurements.

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Female Sewing Measurements Worksheet

Worksheet - Female Sewing MeasurementsThis worksheet shows you how to take and record the seven most commonly used measurements for dressmaking and the alteration of women’s clothing.

Critical Measurements for Female Dressmakinh & Alterations Include:

  • Bust (chest) - Measured at the nipple line
  • Waist - Measured at the narrowest point
  • Hips - Measured at the broadest (largest) point
  • Length (neck to waist) - Measured down the spine
  • Length (waist to desired finished distance from floor) - Measured down the spine
  • Inseam - Measured from the crotch to desired finished distance from floor
  • Crotch Depth - Measured seated, on the side, from seat to waist

Male Sewing Measurements Worksheet

Worksheet - Male Sewing MeasurementsThis worksheet shows you how to take and record the seven most commonly used measurements for tailoring and the alteration of men’s clothing.

Critical Measurements for Male Tailoring & Alterations Include:

  • Chest - Measured under the arms
  • Waist - Measured slightly below the navel
  • Hips/Seat - Measured approximately 6” below the waist
  • Rise - The difference between the outseam and the inseam
  • Length, Neck to Waist - Measured down the spine
  • Outseam - Measured on the side from waist to floor, on the outside of the leg
  • Inseam - Measured from crotch to floor, on the inside of the leg

Before you begin, we encourage you to read-through all the steps, as well as the safety information at the bottom of this page.

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NOTICE:SewNeau intends our worksheets to be reliable guides, but realizes working conditions, equipment, skill level, and safety issues can vary greatly. As a result, SewNeau does not guarantee the applicability, completeness, or accuracy of the information and does not assume responsibility for the results, or any damages, injuries or losses that occur as a result of using the information provided herein.

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