Add Pockets to Existing Garments
Pocket Retrofit Workshop 3 hours
Are some of your favourite items of clothing lacking an essential feature? Add pockets to them and you’ll love them even more!
Who doesn’t love pockets in their clothes? More than just handy, they’re indispensable! Make your wardrobe more functional with the addition of a pocket or two to those pesky clothes that came without them.
In this fun pocket retrofit workshop you will learn to sew patch, in-seam pockets and simple welt pockets into existing garments.
Our small class numbers (max 6) allow your teacher to give each student lots of personalised attention. The class requires a minimum of 4 students to proceed.
Skill level: For sewists with basic sewing skills who know how to use a sewing machine. Men are encouraged to attend!
Your teacher: Renowned costumier Zoe Felice. A lover of pockets in everything, Zoe also takes Beginners, Beyond Basics and Overlocker Basics Courses. See some of Zoe’s creations here.
We will provide: All sewing equipment, tea and coffee, a range of fabrics for making pockets from and handouts.
Bring along: Items of clothing that you would like to add pockets to. We recommend dresses, skirts, simple (not tailored) pants or shorts, tops or tees. (We can advise you on which are the best items to add pockets too).
Some fabric you would like to make your pockets from. This doesn’t necessarily have to match your garment. A bit of mix and match works a treat!
Your own sewing kit if you have one.
NB. Due to time constraints tailored items with lining, or garments with complex designs can not be tackled.
Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.
When: No date currently scheduled for this workshop
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
Please familiarise yourself with our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information
NB Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.
Are some of your favourite items of clothing lacking an essential feature? Learn to add indispensable pockets to them in our Pocket Retrofit Workshop and you’ll love them even more!
Who doesn’t love pockets in their clothes? More than just handy, they’re indispensable! Make your wardrobe more functional with the addition of a decent sized pocket or two to those pesky clothes that skimped on them.
In this fun workshop you will learn to sew patch, in-seam, slant and simple welt pockets into existing garments. The skills you learn will also help you perfect sewing pockets into the new garments you make. You can make samples in class if you don’t have pocketless garments and want some practice.
Skill level: For sewists with basic sewing skills who know how to use a sewing machine to make simple items. If you like the sound of the workshop but lack sewing machine skills we recommend you come to one of our Sewing Machine Basics workshops first. Men, teens and non-binary folk are encouraged to attend!
We will provide: All sewing equipment including sewing machines, threads, irons, scissors, pins and needles. Fabrics for pockets of all types.
Bring along: Any garments to which you would like to add pockets. Your own sewing machine if you prefer it to ours. Your sewing kit if you have one. We also have basic equipment available to purchase along with Sewing Starter Packs
Booking Policies: Due to our small class numbers our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE. Be sure to familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking to avoid disappointment.
Payment Options: Secure Credit Card (via Stripe) or Direct Deposit. If selecting Direct Deposit, payment is required within 24 hours of booking to secure your place. Our bank details are in the confirmation email you will receive upon booking.