SLF Wardrobe Makeover Sewing Bee Sunday 24th Feb 10.30 am – 1pm
Learn to alter, repair or upcycle your wardrobe faves as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2019.
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).