You don’t have to know how to use a sewing machine to make clothes. After all, until the first Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century all clothing was sewn by hand. In this hand sewing workshop you will learn the basic hand stitching techniques required to produce beautifully finished and durable textiles.
You will learn the skills to:
-make simple garments and accessories from scratch
-repair your favourite clothes and textiles
-alter those op shop finds and old favourites so they fit
Working with a range of simple hand stitches, you will learn how to create strong and neat French seams, take up hems and mend wear and tear. You will take home a hand sewn lingerie bag made from upycled table linen (bring your own if you have a special piece) and the basic stitching knowledge to start creating your own textiles by hand!
Learning how to wrangle a needle and thread is a valuable life skill that can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment!
All materials, homemade afternoon tea, and handout notes with stitches, tips and further references will be provided.
Venue Name: The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling
Address : 122 Buckley St, Footscray
Times: 1pm - 4pm
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