Basics of Sewing, Mending, and Alterations (Spring)

This class covers basic hand sewing and garment construction (and deconstruction) techniques through a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on activities. By the end of the session, students will learn basic hand sewing techniques for mending, alterations and garment customization. These skills help extend the life of favorite garments, alter them to fit better, or customize/repurpose items according to your own design. We begin with hand sewing and will conclude with machine sewing in the final weeks of class. Machines will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own working machine to learn on.

No class 3/29/2023

 

Materials List (Required for each student):

  • Sewing shears (or new, sharp scissors)
  • Your own garments
  • Fabric

Provided materials:

  • Embroidery needles
  • Zippers
  • Thread
  • Thimbles
  • Measuring tape
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Basics of Sewing, Mending, and Alterations(Winter)

In this 7 week class you will review basic hand sewing and garment construction (and deconstruction) techniques through a combination of lecture, demonstrations, hands-on activities. By the end of this class students will learn basic hand sewing techniques for mending, alterations and garment customization. These skills will help you extend the life of your favorite garments, alter them to fit better, or customize/repurpose items according to your own design.

 

Materials List (Required for each student):

  • Sewing shears (or new, sharp scissors)
  • Your own garments
  • Fabric

Provided materials:

  • Embroidery needles
  • Zippers
  • Thread
  • Thimbles
  • Measuring tape