Sewing Workshop: Fix Your Op Shop Finds

Learn to mend, alter and upcycle garments you already own



3 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $125 (or 4 payments of $31.25 Afterpay)

Want to learn how to maximise your wardrobe or fix your op shop finds? Join this beginner-friendly class, where you will learn how to sew clothes!

In this hands-on class, you will learn hand and machine sewing techniques, where you can make simple repairs and alterations to your garments.

You will learn:

  • Take up, letting down and fixing hems on pants and skirts
  • Take side seams, waistbands or darts in or out
  • Close or patch rips and holes
  • Sew on buttons and other fasteners so they stay on
  • Refashion the clothes you own to give them a new lease of life!

If you already have some sewing experience, you can learn how to tackle some trickier fixes such as fixing zips or more advanced wardrobe refashioning with the expert advice and support of your teacher.

No matter what skill set, you are bound to learn a new skill and have loads of fun along the way!


Knowledge required
This workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced sewists who fancy a social afternoon of dedicated mending and alteration time.

If you plan on using a machine, basic sewing machine skills are helpful.
What you'll get
All sewing equipment including sewing machines, threads, irons, scissors, pins and needles you will need to fix your op shop finds.

Your teacher also has basic equipment available to purchase along with Sewing Starter Packs.
What to bring
  • Up to four garments for alteration and mending
  • Your own sewing machine and sewing kit if you have one
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

School of Sewing and Upcycling - level 1/1 Whitehall Street, Footscray VIC

This venue is within walking distance from Footscray station (600m).

Sewing Workshop: Fix Your Op Shop Finds location
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School of Sewing and Upcycling
School of Sewing and Upcycling

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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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