Hand sewing workshop which teaches you all the essential skills and techniques to repair garments and fabric items.
We teach you how to approach the most common repair problems and undertake basic alterations which you may often pay a fortune at the dry cleaners. Hemming skirts and trousers, repairing rips and holes in fabric items, sewing on missing buttons correctly, patching and darning and some secret tips to help you deal with tricky zips and fastenings.
Skill Level: All levels
What you learn:
• 4/5 basic hand sewing stitches for use in many repair
• Hand hemming best stitches and techniques
• Rips and holes some how to’s
• Seam repairs top tips
• Sewing buttons and fastenings on correctly sewing badges and labels
• Worn elastic and zip fix tips
What you make:
We will be practicing on plain fabrics to show you the techniques but will have FIX –IT Round up at the end of the session, the idea of this session is to teach you the basic stitches and techniques that are required for all Hand Sewing and repairs. Make sure you bring something for us to advise you on the best option to repair or restore.
• Materials and hand sewing Equipment
We won’t be using Sewing machines in this session at all but we will be able to advise you on some fixes that can be made on a machine if required.
Time: 2.5 hours mornings or afternoon options
Max 6 per class