Garment Alterations for Beginners

    Garment alterations for beginners is a great beginner class for the londoners who are new to using a sewing machine

    Sewing class

    2.5 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    Fabrications, E8

    What you'll learn

    Garment alterations for beginners is a great beginner class for those of you who are 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 before working directly on your own clothing, which takes place in afternoon class 'Refresh your Wardrobe'.

    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'.

    Just bring yourself, your best sewing knowledge and the desire for fun and frolicking!

    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!

    Did you know?

    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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    Class location

    Fabrications, Hackney

    7 Broadway Market, Hackney

    E8 4PH


    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 16 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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    Flexible cancellation policy

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