Sewing Measurements Worksheets
Consistent, Accurate Measuring for 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
This 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 Dressmaking & 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
This 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
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.