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Introduction to garment repairs & alterations & Refresh your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Full Day by Fabrications - crafts in London
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Introduction to garment repairs & alterations & Refresh your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Full Day by Fabrications - crafts in London

Introduction to garment repairs & alterations & Refresh your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Full Day

by Fabrications

3 reviews
3 reviews
An inspirational class for fairly new sewers wishing to repair and revamp your clothes

Sewing Class

2.5 hour class

Beginner

Hackney E8

Introduction to garment repairs & alterations & Refresh your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Full Day
by Fabrications

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Classes

2.5 hour class

Daytime

This is a great beginner class for those of you who are fairly new to using a sewing machine and interested in transforming a garment...oh and that's what you get to take home too!!

In this class

The class has been developed for those fairly new to using a sewing machine and hand sewing techniques and is a good foundation class. In the morning you will learn a series of techniques for common garment alterations, care and repair. In the afternoon apply the skills to items of your own clothing. The safternoon session will be completely tailored to your items and what you'd like to do to them!

In the class you will learn through practical exercises and tips and tricks. This class is packed full of information, from using a seam ripper to how to fit a hem and replace a broken zip, giving you the basic practical understanding of how to tackle simple sewing alterations, repairs and 'upcycling'. You will experience hands on skills and get inspired by lots of examples of garments that Barley has pre repaired or upcycled before the class.

Now you can

*Learn to adjust items to your specific body shape *For all those shirts that need an extra button hole - you are now qualified! *Head home ready to make all those required adjusts - no excuses!

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The 1950's are regarded as sewing's "golden age" because of a strong focus on fashion sewing, designer patterns, and copying Hollywood looks.
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Reviews (3)
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Ishani
24 Sep
I found Barley a super cool host, and she was very supportive of my needs - I'm less capable with a machine, so she managed to tailor towards lots of focus on handsewing, which was great for me. I really appreciated that.
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JAYNE
7 Aug
Great little course to get a little confidence in altering clothing. Covered slip stitching, adding darts to make clothes smaller and adding patches to make clothes bigger. We discussed ideas on the kinds of changes you could make and what items could be used to make other items. Eg long shirt into a short skirt and boob tube. I personally needed more info on what types of stitches to use where and cheats on how to make clothes smaller without unpicking everything, which the tutor was happy to discuss with me individually. Overall, very informative but maybe not as advanced as I would have liked... However others were complete beginners so they probably got more out of it.

Reviews

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Ishani
24 Sep
I found Barley a super cool host, and she was very supportive of my needs - I'm less capable with a machine, so she managed to tailor towards lots of focus on handsewing, which was great for me. I really appreciated that.
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JAYNE
7 Aug
Great little course to get a little confidence in altering clothing. Covered slip stitching, adding darts to make clothes smaller and adding patches to make clothes bigger. We discussed ideas on the kinds of changes you could make and what items could be used to make other items. Eg long shirt into a short skirt and boob tube. I personally needed more info on what types of stitches to use where and cheats on how to make clothes smaller without unpicking everything, which the tutor was happy to discuss with me individually. Overall, very informative but maybe not as advanced as I would have liked... However others were complete beginners so they probably got more out of it.
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Tiago
10 Nov
The course was super and I along with 6 other people had an enjoyable day. The work room smelled of body odour quite badly and could do with a fan or air con unit as it is in the basement. I learnt a lot in the day and altered three garments. Shortened the sleeves on a jacket, took in the waist on a a pair of jeans and took up the hemming on some trousers. Barley was an excellent teacher and gave us all a lot of confidence to tackle projects we would not dare to previously.

Class location

Hackney
7 Broadway Market, Hackney
E8 4PH
London

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Introduction to garment repairs & alterations & Refresh your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Full Day by Fabrications - crafts in London

About your host, Fabrications

Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!

Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.

Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.

Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".

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Notes

Go through your wardrobe and bring along some items in need of adjusting, repairing or just a new lease of life! All additional materials and haberdashery are provided.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Introduction to garment repairs & alterations & Refresh your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Full Day
by Fabrications
2.5 hour class
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