Fix Your Op Shop Finds Saturday 13th April 2pm – 5pm


Come along to this fun three-hour workshop and revive your wardrobe!

Learn basic hand and machine techniques with which you can make simple repairs and alterations to your garments such as:
– taking/up, letting down and fixing hems on pants and skirts.
– taking side seams or waistbands in and out.
– closing or patching rips and holes
– sewing on buttons and other fasteners so they stay on

or, if you already have some sewing experience, tackle some trickier fixes or more advanced wardrobe refashioning with the expert advice and support of your teacher.

Skill Level: This workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced sewists who fancy a relaxing afternoon of mending and alteration with like minded people.

We will provide: All sewing equipment including sewing machines, threads, an iron, scissors, pins and needles.

Bring along: Your own garments for alteration and mending. Your sewing kit if you have one.

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When: Saturday 13th April 2pm – 5pm

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.

3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. Street parking out front. See Contact Page for a map

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.


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Fix Your Op Shop Finds Saturday 13th April 2pm – 5pm

Fix Your Op Shop Finds — Learn to make, refashion, fix or upcycle your thrifted clothes.

We all have items of clothing languishing in our closets unworn, because they’re too long or short, tight or loose, or they simply need a little TLC. Whether its a vintage or oppy find that could do with a tweak, or a wardrobe favourite that needs sprucing up, a few basic sewing skills and some tips and tricks will get your wardrobe malfunctions back on your body in no time!

No need to contribute to the mountain of second-hand clothing inundating our charities (most of which does not get reworn), buy replacement clothing or pay for costly alterations. Come along to our Fix Your Op Shop Finds! sustainable sewing session with an item or two of neglected clothing and together we’ll work out a way to make it new again.

Learn easy hand and machine sewing, repair and alteration skills, or get expert advice from your teacher on trickier fixes. The class will be driven by the mending and alteration projects bought along by you and is suitable for both beginners and competent stitchers. Men are encouraged to attend!

Learning how to wrangle a needle and thread or a sewing machine is a valuable life skill that can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment!

Materials and equipment (sewing machines, threads, an iron, scissors, pins and needles ), homemade afternoon tea treats, and hot beverages will be provided.

NB. If the scheduled time for this workshop does not suit you contact us to discuss an alternative time.  If you have friends, family members or colleagues you think might like to join you for some fun stitching get in touch to book a private class (Minimum four students).

Additional information

Session times

15th December 2 – 5pm