Give Your Baggy Shirts a Tailored Fit in Less Than 2 Minutes with the ZipSeam

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Sick of ill-fitting shirts, Chicago inventor creates product that tailors shirts quickly and inexpensively.

With so many different body types, it’s hard to find a shirt that fits well right off the rack. The average department store only carries the usual small, medium, and large to accommodate dozens of body builds; these shirts leave much to be desired and can leave us looking sloppy and disheveled.

A limited selection of affordable and well-fitting clothing is what inspired Chicago inventor SiDi Huang to create the ZipSeam – a product that allows the user to quickly and inexpensively tailor a baggy shirt into one that is much more form fitting.

Traditional tailoring methods involve either paying a seamstress more than $20 per shirt, or hassling with a needle and thread. After dozens of prototypes, Huang arrived at the final design which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter.

Using a combination of lightweight, flexible plastic tubing and a plastic cord, the ZipSeam replaces the existing seam down the side of the shirt (similar to traditional tailoring).

With the ZipSeam, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3... First, place it along the side seam of the shirt, trimming off however much fabric you want; then push the fabric into the channel using any card (the ZipSeam will not steal your credit card information); lastly slide the thin cord into the channel, locking in the new seam.

With 18 days left to go, the ZipSeam has raised $33,624 , more than 13 times more than the initial goal of $2,500. Visit the Kickstarter page at

You can get 1 set of ZipSeam (reusable on 1 shirt at a time) for just $8.

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