Sewing Workshop: Repairs and Alterations

How to alter and repair clothes


Valeria Ramirez

Valeria Ramirez

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.7 (9)
5k+

6.5 hours Class size 1 to 12 label $127 - $149 ($149 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $135 for 2 guests, $127 for 3+ guests)


Your host, Sydney Community College is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

Also, this class has a flexible cancellation/rescheduling policy, so participants are encouraged not to attend if they are unwell

Do you have a dress that’s too long or a favourite pair of pants that no longer fit? Join us for these sewing classes in Sydney where you will learn how to alter and repair clothes!

This class is great for beginners and those interested in learning sewing alterations. You will learn how to thread and use the sewing machine, sewing hems, buttons and zippers, working on soft furnishing projects like curtains or bed linen, how to create gathers, ruffles, bias and piping, how to repair garments, and adjustments and alterations to patterns.

In the class, your instructor will give you hands-on instructions to help you get started. You have the choice to either bring your own project or follow a program provided by your experienced instructor to learn a variety of basic sewing skills. There will also be demonstrations for techniques you may wish to learn or use in your projects.

This class is a must-do in Sydney for those interested in sewing and afterward you will be able to use your new skills to revive your wardrobe and perhaps even finished a sewing project.

<b> The following items must be supplied by students and will be needed on the first night: </b>

  • 3 meters of calico.
  • Clear plastic Janome bobbins x 1 pkt of two
  • Pins and hand sewing needles
  • 1 reel of white and 1 reel of dark coloured sewing thread
  • 1 pair of fabric cutting scissors
  • 1 pair of small thread cutting scissors or clippers
  • Measuring tape
  • Notebook, ruler, pen, and pencil to take notes
  • You are welcome to bring along your own machine (if portable) if you would prefer to learn on it

NEEDLES: The machines on campus take standard domestic sewing machine needles. They will have 130/705 H on the packaging somewhere to tell you they are domestic type, which is different from the code for the size of the needle (an 80 or 90 size needle is best for use with sew-all thread).
BOBBINS: They must be plastic, not metal. They must be designed for TOP LOADING or “Drop In” machines. The best bet is to buy a pack that says it’s suitable for Singer Drop In machines or Janome Drop In machines (either one will work on both machines). Avoid “universal” bobbins as there is no one-size-fits-all bobbin.
THREAD: a quality thread brand is recommended. Some of the more common household brands are Gutermann, Rasant, Mettler, Aurifil.

Other information

Basic kits with the bare essentials are available for purchase directly from the tutor for $20 from the front office. Each kit contains:

  • Glass headpins
  • White sewing thread
  • A tape measure
  • Thread clippers
  • A cream zipper
  • 2 x clear plastic bobbins

Please note: All classes need a minimum number of students to go ahead. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled and you will be informed. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2 working days prior to the scheduled start date.


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 



Aside from this class, Sydney Community College also has the following coming up:



What to bring

  • Any projects that you have been working on at home, or want to start

  • Material you are keen to work with

  • Pen and notepad


Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Your teacher
Valeria Ramirez

Valeria Ramirez

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)

Valeria is a Fashion designer. Her passion for clothes was born when realising that they can be used as a media to express and communicate our unique persona.

She is the founder of Yogitown, a label inspired by yogic philosophy, which intention is to share a message of peace and compassion, using ethical clothing as the instrument for advocacy of the rights of freedom and happiness of all habitants on this planet. Valeria called herself as a fashion revolutionary, she hosts clothing swaps, where recycle, up-cycle, mending and caring for our garments is encouraged. Currently, She uses embroidery techniques to create craftivism.

She is a qualified yoga teacher, however, she doesn’t teach yoga she practice calm and patience in her sewing classes, she understands that everyone has a different rhythm for learning a new skill.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.7 (9)
5k+

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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