Clothing Repair and Mending Class for Beginners

Learn how to darn it at this sewing class for beginners


Meagan Knight

Meagan Knight

30k
19k+
Work-Shop

Work-Shop

4.9 (541)
30k

3 hours 1 to 20 label $60


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To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we recommend that you try one of our online classes instead

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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in VIC. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you. You are always welcome to gift this class.

Did you know that the fashion industry contributes to 10 per cent of global emissions, 20 per cent of global water wastage, and crops such as cotton use 24 per cent of global insecticides? Yikes. Join the sustainable fashion movement, breathe new life into your clothes and extend its lifespan indefinitely. In this workshop, we’ll cover traditional repair skills with nothing but a needle and thread.

You’ll learn simple fixes like button and buttonhole repairs, basic patching and hand darning for repairing your rips. Once we’ve covered the basics it’s time to get creative! Japanese shashiko is the art of visible mending and is an ancient method of repairing. This method of fixing encourages colourful and expressive stitching. We’ll provide basic sewing tools (needle, thread, etc), all you need to bring in are some items in need of some TLC.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

  • A run down on how to mend & repair your favourite garms

  • All equipment will be provided, including needles, thread, pins & scrap fabric


What to bring

  • 2-3 items that need repairing. We’ll also have fabric scraps to practice on as well.

  • Please note that we’ll be covering basic repairs such as rips and buttonhole repairs. This workshop will not be covering alterations.

  • Your imagination


Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
Meagan Knight

Meagan Knight

30k
19k+

Meagan Knight is a maker, designer, and teacher of all things sewing. She has been sewing for most of her life having been taught by her mother as a child and later going on to study at a tertiary level. She has a preference for bold, bright colours and sassy prints. She believes sewing can empower people to reduce their consumption of fast fashion and increase the life of their loved garments.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (541)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

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