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You Can Mend It! Clothing Repair for Beginners Workshop ONLINE ZOOM

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$55.00 – $74.00

You Can Mend It!

Clothing Repair for Beginners Workshop

 

MENDING BASICS

If you’re keen to repair your clothes, but don’t know where to start – start here!

This 2 hour workshop is specifically designed for beginners. No experience is required.

Specifically we’ll learn:

  • the basics of hand-stitching
  • 3-4 basic stitches
  • how to patch a hole
  • which technique is best for your repair

If you’re keen to improve your repair skills and reduce your environmental impact – this is the workshop for you!

 

 

What Will I Learn? This is a hands on class. You will learn basic stitches such as running stitch, backstitch and whipstitch. We’ll learn to how patch and how to replace a missing button. You will be able to tackle many basic mending jobs once you finish this workshop.

 

What Do I Need? There is the option to purchase a pre-prepared kit for this workshop. I have done all the sourcing and preparation for you. Kits are available for an additional $19 AUD + shipping and will be shipped to your address prior to the workshop. If you would prefer to source the items yourself, that is also fine. A supplies list will be sent to you prior to the workshop. All items are easy to find at a haberdashery store.

 

Where Can I Use These Techniques? The stitches taught in this course can be used for many different mending tasks – they are also useful for other sewing projects too.

 

How does it work? This is a live online workshop. In the week prior to the workshop, you will be sent a Zoom call link. You will be able to interact and ask questions during the workshop. If you miss the live Zoom call, or it’s on in the middle of the night where you live, don’t worry, a recording will be send to you.

 

How Much Is the Workshop? The workshop is $55 AUD, This is approx. 39 USD, 29 GBP, 34 EUR, 57 NZD.

 

What Time Is The Workshop? Please note that this workshop is held 10am – 12pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). To check the workshop time in your city, please click here.

Auckland: 12pm Saturday January 22nd

New York, USA: 6pm Friday January 21st

San Francisco, USA: 3pm Friday January 21st

 

Why learn to repair your clothing? 

We are hearing more and more about the negative impact the overconsumption of clothing is having on our planet. On top of this, the amount of wear a single garment gets before being discarded is also decreasing. Greenpeace tells us that the average person buys 60% more clothing than they did 15 years ago. The good news is that there are some simple steps we can take to keep our clothes in great condition for longer. Being able to save your favourite jeans can be a new superpower with some simple tools and a little practice.

While repair is important from an environmental perspective, there are also other less considered benefits as well. Repair is creative, mindful and helps us to slow down. It increases our sense of self-reliance and helps us to make greater connection with our belongings.

 

 

About Renee

Renee is a clothing repair advocate and mending enthusiast with more than 10 years experience. She teaches clothes repair skills both in person and online. She also advocates for greater understanding of the impact of fast fashion on our environment.

She has learned how a mending practice can help us to connect with our belongings and to appreciate the resources, time and energy that go into creating our clothes. It is this understanding that can help put the importance repair into perspective.

 

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Details

Date:
January 22
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$55.00 – $74.00

Location

Zoom
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