Mend Your Clothes

Hand Mending Workshop

Join us for an hour or the whole afternoon and learn simple hand-mending skills to extend the life of your well-worn clothes. Because loved clothes last!

As the Fashion Revolution website says:
“Rather than buying new, we want people to fall back in love with their clothes, care for them for longer, and take a stand against fast fashion that ends up in landfill.” 

Gaye will show you some visible mending stitching techniques to embellish and patch worn spots, or sit with Nicole for some old school darning to fix holes and rips like Grandma used to.

We’ll also be sharing tips on fixing seam rips, taking up hems and sewing on buttons.

Cost: $10 per hour with a limit of eight people per hour. All funds raised go to support Fashion Revolution.

Skill Level: From absolute beginner to advanced. Men are encouraged to attend!

Your Teachers: Nicole Jenkins of Circa Vintage has over thirty years of experience repairing and restoring vintage and antique clothing and is the author of two books, ‘Love Vintage’ and ‘Style is Eternal’. Gaye Naismith is the founder of The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling. She teaches hundreds of students every year how to make and mend clothes and homewares.

We will provide: Pins, needles, threads, scissors and a range of preloved fabrics for you to use.

Bring along: Your wardrobe favourites, vintage and op shop finds that need special mending attention. Your own sewing kit if you have one.

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

When:

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 if you have any questions

 

Hand Mending Workshop

Join us for an hour or the whole afternoon and learn simple hand-mending skills to extend the life of your well-worn clothes. Because loved clothes last!

As the Fashion Revolution website says:
“Rather than buying new, we want people to fall back in love with their clothes, care for them for longer, and take a stand against fast fashion that ends up in landfill.” 

Gaye will show you some visible mending stitching techniques to embellish and patch worn spots, or sit with Nicole for some old school darning to fix holes and rips like Grandma used to.

We’ll also be sharing tips on fixing seam rips, taking up hems and sewing on buttons.

Cost: $10 per hour with a limit of eight people per hour. All funds raised go to support Fashion Revolution.

Skill Level: From absolute beginner to advanced. Men are encouraged to attend!

Your Teachers: Nicole Jenkins of Circa Vintage has over thirty years of experience repairing and restoring vintage and antique clothing and is the author of two books, ‘Love Vintage’ and ‘Style is Eternal’. Gaye Naismith is the founder of The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling. She teaches hundreds of students every year how to make and mend clothes and homewares.

We will provide: Pins, needles, threads, scissors and a range of preloved fabrics for you to use.

Bring along: Your wardrobe favourites, vintage and op shop finds that need special mending attention. Your own sewing kit if you have one.

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

When:

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 if you have any questions

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