About Darn It Alterations

About Darn It Alterations

The journey to "Darn It alterations, repairs and sew much more" began in the early 1970's when Elizabeth was at primary school and needlework lessons were mostly spent making things for the Christmas and Summer fair handicraft stall. 

A devotion to home sewing, dressmaking and later, alterations & repairs, began over forty years ago and is now available to the public as 

Darn It

We hope you find our experience and insight into understanding how clothes and household textiles are constructed and using this experience in repairing and altering clothes and curtains for many years will give you a more than satisfactory service.   This experience and insight is backed up by Elizabeth's former profession in hospital pharmacy, where persnicketiness and attention to detail has to come as standard.

Over the last 40 years we have moved on from ‘school’ standard sewing to professional finishes and have studied the methods and techniques used by industry professionals including those taught by the great doyenne of sewing, Lorna Knight, to produce work of a high standard but at an affordable price.


Elizabeth Darn It Alterations

In the days before Darn It, the faithful home sewing machine is pressed into action again