A Darn Good Time: Modern Mending Workshop

Take a deep dive into the art of darning with mending expert Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald.


School of Sewing and Upcycling
School of Sewing and Upcycling
4.9 (45)
Instagram followers4k

5 hours Class size 12 to 30     label $210

Darning uses yarn or thread to magically weave new fabric in place of a hole and strengthen threadbare clothing to make it last longer.

In this class, you’ll learn a variety of methods for darning by hand, including weaving and blanket-stitch darning (e.g. honeycomb darning).

This class will focus on creative, visible mending – for maximum fun and ease of learning – but you’ll learn how to apply methods learned in this class to create invisible or blended mends, too.

Skill level

Beginner-intermediate. No mending experience is required, and the class can be made more challenging for experienced menders.

Tools and materials

Mending supplies will be available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own. Students will receive a list of recommended supplies upon booking.

What to bring

Socks, tea towels or fabric for darning practise. If you don’t have anything in need of mending (lucky you!), you can practise with fabric scraps from SOSU’s stash.

More Modern Mending classes:

Book here for “Patch Party” with Erin!

Where: Level 1, 1-3 Whitehall Street Footscray VIC 3012

Add-on available for this class
  • Sewing Starter Pack ($60)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Beginners welcome!
 
What you'll get
Lifelong skills and fabulous mending techniques
 
What to bring
Hand mends only, please.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for a birthday or hens party.

Location

Footscray, VIC

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School of Sewing and Upcycling
School of Sewing and Upcycling

4.9 (45)
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Teaching sewing skills that will last a lifetime. Learn to sew and mend with knowledgable, patient teachers in a friendly, inclusive environment. All ages, genders and abilities welcome!

The School of Sewing & Upcycling began in 2015. We set up in a small shop in Buckley Street, Footscray and began to share our love of sewing with you. In 2019, we shifted to our current home right on the border of Footscray and Yarraville – a big, bright and welcoming space where many people come to hone their sewing skills.

In February 2023, Zoe took over the business from Gaye (who still teaches) and in May 2023 moved into new space in Whitehall Street, Footscray.

At SOSU, we believe that sewing is a wonderful life skill and we want to share it with you. Learning how to alter and mend the things that you have as well as learning the skills to create your own gorgeous garments will help you to be more creative and sustainable. We offer a wide range of full and half-day workshops or ongoing courses that will build, refresh or consolidate your sewing skills. We have a great mix of beginner and skilled sewers of all ages learning at our school. We can also arrange private lessons for those that learn better one-on-one. It’s just you and your teacher so that you can really get into that special project.

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