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Make do and Mend Alterations Beginners

Skill Level: No experience necessary
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: £85

Inspired by This Old Thing on Channel 4? Put the fashion back into your frock and join us for an alteration session of super useful hand and machine techniques to confidently rework those new lines or vintage finds!

For those of you who are sewing machine newbies, our morning session will cover everything you need to know to get you confidently sewing on your own and ready to take on the afternoon of alterations after lunch.

If you have completed one of our beginners’ classes or have some basic machine skills, there is an option to book for just the afternoon of alterations here.

What you'll learn:
Just some of the alteration techniques we cover include sewing on buttons and other fastenings; unpicking; patching; hemming jeans, skirts and dresses; how to fit garments to your shape by adjusting waistbands etc; learning how to shape garments to become something that you want to wear again; creating something new from a pre-loved garment through a range of great up-cycling ideas and techniques to breathe new life into your wardrobe.

You'll need to bring along one or two articles of clothing you'd like to alter and we'll work through them together.

All machines, materials and equipment provided although if you would like to bring along your own sewing machine, you are welcome to.

Tea and cake is included although please bring something with you for lunch if you’re joining us for the full day.

We also do all the alterations for
Dawn O'Porters fabulous new BOB vintage clothing range, so you know you’ll be in good hands!

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