NEW! Patch Party with Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald – Sunday 18th August (FULL) or Sunday 8th September 10am-3pm



Meet your perfect patch in this class taught by mending expert Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald, author of the book Modern Mending

Patching uses fabric scraps to mend holes and strengthen threadbare clothing to make it last longer.

In this class you’ll learn a variety of methods for sewing and patching by hand, including DIY iron-on patches and secret (discreet) patches. 

This class will focus on creative, visible mending – for maximum fun and ease of learning – but you’ll learn how to apply methods learned in this class to create invisible or blended mends, too.

Skill level

Beginner-intermediate. No mending experience is required, and the class can be made more challenging for experienced menders.

Tools and materials 

Mending supplies will be available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own. Students will receive a list of recommended supplies upon booking.

What to bring

Clothing, tea towels or fabric for patching practice. If you don’t have anything in need of mending (lucky you!) you can practise with fabric scraps from SOSU’s stash.

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Book here for “A Darn Good Time” with Erin!

Where:  Level 1, 1-3 Whitehall Street Footscray VIC 3012

Booking Policies:  Due to our small class numbers our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLEBe sure to familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking to avoid disappointment.

Payment Options: Paypal using a credit card or Paypal balance. Direct Deposit. Our bank details are in the confirmation email you will receive upon booking. Payment by Direct Deposit is required within 24 hours of booking to secure your place.