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Make do and Mend Alterations

Skill Level: Basic skills required
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: £60

Inspired by This Old Thing on Channel 4? Join us in our definitive alteration session! Breathe new life into your wardrobe and put the fashion back into your frock. We will help with ideas and teach you techniques to make it fit and look fabulous - vintage finds and new purchases welcome!

We do all the alterations on Dawn O'Porters fabulous BOB vintage clothing range, so you'll be in good hands!

What you'll learn:
This session is designed to teach you a whole range of incredibly useful alteration skills using both hand and machine techniques. You will learn the tricks to make things fit be it new or vintage purchases. 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 more 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 your own sewing machine, you are welcome to.

Please note:
Basic machine knowledge required - completion of any one of our Beginners Sewing Classes is all you need to prepare for this class.

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