Garment Repair and Restore  

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 for. 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: 

  • Absolute Beginners
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate

What you learn:  

  • 4/5 basic hand sewing stitches for use in many repairs
  • Hand hemming, and adjustment lengths
  • Rips and holes how to’s
  • Seam repairs
  • Sewing buttons and fastenings correctly
  • Worn elastic and Zip fix tips

 What you make:

Bring something to show us/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

 We Provide:

  • Equipment and hand sewing materials

We won’t be using sewing machines in this session at all but we will be able guide you on some fixes that can be made on a machine.

 Time:  

3 hours mornings or afternoon options