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Tips For Altering Fur Coats in Denver

August 16, 2017

Fur coats can be expensive, so it’s important that you love the way they look and feel so you can get as much use out of them as possible. If you have a fur coat that doesn’t fit you the way that it should or if you’re just ready for a change, visit a seamstress. Here are some of the many alterations that can be made to fur coats in Denver:


Many people who have had their fur coats for years decide to shear it to give it a new look. Even though this only involves trimming down the fur, it completely transforms the look of the garment. Of course, it’s important to think it over before deciding to shear your fur coat. The fur won’t grow back once it’s been sheared, so be sure that this is what you want before making the alteration.


Some people have the sleeves on their fur coats adjusted because they are too long, but others do it simply to achieve a certain look. If you have a fur coat with full-length sleeves, shortening the sleeves to stop around the elbows will make the coat more edgy and fresh. Fur coats with shorter sleeves can also be worn throughout the warmer seasons since they won’t provide as much coverage. Therefore, you may end up getting more use of a coat with shorter sleeves.

Adjusting the Hem

Full-length fur coats are usually only worn to formal events, so it’s common for customers to ask us to shorten the hems on their coats. The seamstress will work with you to decide which length is right for your body type. For example, women with pear-shaped bodies look best in fur coats that hit right at or above the hip, but this may not be the best length for other body types. Together, you and the seamstress can create a flattering and versatile fur coat. Learn more about figure flattering winter clothes.

Creating New Pieces

If the coat is badly damaged, bring it into a seamstress instead of shoving it in the back of your closet. If nothing can be done about the damage, the seamstress may be able to reuse the fur that isn’t damaged to create something new. Before you know it, the fur coat that you thought was destroyed can be transformed into a hat, fur collar, or trim on a leather jacket. This is a great way to get more use out of a coat that you’ve already worn for years.


To keep your coat in good condition, don’t forget to look after the lining on the inside. The lining may begin to tear over time, but a seamstress can help you repair or replace it to preserve the beauty of your coat.

Do you need to have a fur coat altered? Contact the professionals. Jonval is known as the go-to store for leather, fur, and shearling. Browse our eclectic collection of furs and leathers or stop by to have one of your fur or leather pieces cleaned, stored, or repaired. Contact us today to learn more about our services.