Make do and mend- alterations for all

Learn essential techniques and handy tips for mending, altering and personalising your clothes. We will cover replacing a zip, fixing a hem, darning and more.

Please bring up to 3 garments to mend or alter, along with your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit. Black and white zips will be provided along with other basic notions.

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  • Christine B.

    Can't believe how fast 3 hours went. Thanks for all the tips and advice Sarah. I really enjoyed the session and working with other like minded sew & sos.

    February 16, 2014

  • Anne h.

    Learnt a lot of useful techniques

    February 16, 2014

  • Anne h.

    Can i borrow a machine again sarah please

    February 16, 2014

  • Christine B.

    Hello Sarah, please can you put me down for this event and I will pay you tonight at Stitch Club. I will also bring my skirt along to see if it is ok to alter. Many thanks, Christine

    February 10, 2014

  • Sarah W.

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    I think if we really focus we should be able to cover off a lot of these alterations but maybe not all of them. If you can unpick anything at home before the class this will speed things up a lot.

    Unfortunately I don't think it is possible to cover altering jeans as most domestic sewing machines will not sew through thick layers of denim especially belt loops.

    If you have any questions please ask, if you have any suggestions please share.

    February 2, 2014

  • Sarah W.

    HI Ladies, I have closed the RSVPs for this workshop so we can concentrate on a few techniques as a small group. I am just getting my head around how much we will actually be able to cover in this session.
    The list of alterations is as follows: Replacing a zip (in a skirt/dress/cushion cover)
    Darning
    Shortening sleeves on a jersey top
    Re-shaping the neckline on a jersey top
    Taking up a hem on formal trousers- blind hem
    Taking up a hem on a casual or trousers - topstitched finish
    Adjusting a waistband on a skirt or trousers (not jeans)
    Altering shoulders
    ...

    February 2, 2014

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