Clothing Repairs & Alterations - Online course - Thursday 17th, 24th June, 1st, 8th and 15th July 2021

Clothing Repairs & Alterations - Online course - Thursday 17th, 24th June, 1st, 8th and 15th July 2021

Clothing Repairs & Alterations

Online course

Thursday 17th, 24th June, 1st, 8th and 15th July 2021

10.00am to 11.00am

This is a free online course using Zoom.

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Learn a range sewing techniques specifically designed to enable you to make repairs and alterations to garments and other items. Prolong the life of your clothes.

  • Demonstrate 4 types of stitches & seams that can be used to repair/alter clothing
  • Hem garments, take-in/out, replace buttons & zips.
  • Use hand sewing and/or a sewing machine to carry out basic clothing repairs & alterations.
  • Take accurate measurements to be able to adjust clothing.
  • Deconstruct and reconstruct basic garments to make successful repairs and alterations – including garments with linings.
  • Compare costs of making repairs/alterations to replacing clothes.

Who is this course for: Anyone with an interest in sewing, complete beginners and more experienced sewers are all welcome!

Previous knowledge/experience required: No previous knowledge or experience is required. You must have a willing to learn and a positive outlook in order to make the most of the course!

How will I learn: A mixture of demonstrations, group and individual work.

Materials & Equipment

Sewing Machine is very useful but all repairs & alterations can also be carried out by hand – it will just take longer to do.

Scissors, Needles, Pins (& any other dressmaking tools you may have)

Items that you would like to fix and/or alter

Bondaweb & Iron on facings are also useful but not essential (will look at in week 2)

This course is aimed at Hampshire residents aged 19+ Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

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