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Simple Alterations & Tailoring Workshop

Simple Alterations & Tailoring Workshop

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This is a 3-part class will covering essential tailoring techniques that will help you achieve a better fit. Sometimes it’s hard to know what is possible and what simply can’t be done to a garment.

Have you ever wished you could tailor your own clothes? Do you love garments in your wardrobe but have stopped wearing them as they just don’t fit anymore? Do you attempt to tailor clothes for yourself and your family with mixed results?  Let us show you the simple tailoring techniques that we know to help you get a custom fit for the clothes in your wardrobe!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Skill Requirements:

  • Advanced Beginner classes plus several completed items.
  • Experience successfully completing several sewing projects. This class will not cover basic sewing machine operations such as threading a needle, switching needles, how to adjust stitch length, locking stitches, reverse stitching, pivoting corners, winding bobbins etc. Students should be capable of performing these procedures without assistance.
  • For apparel making classes: you must have familiarity with using a sewing pattern, measuring oneself and picking a size.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Basic tailoring vocabulary
  • Tips according to what fabrics you are working with
  • Tips for unpicking seams
  • Helpful tools you’ll need to tailor at home
  • Taking in & letting out
  • Pin and transfer markings
  • Altering shoulders & armholes
  • Pant tapering – learn how to pin and alter the cut of your pants.

Material requirements: This workshop is a mix of demonstration and hands-on practice. We welcome you to bring in garments from your own wardrobe that you would like to alter.

Equipment requirements: We highly encourage you to bring your own sewing machine, however if you don't own a machine, one will be provided for you. If you’d like to bring your home machine, please remember to bring the manual (and foot pedal/power cord) and arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Group Size: Maximum 5 guests to keep our classes cozy and fun!