Alterations 101

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If you’ve done some sewing but want to learn professional techniques, you are ready for this class. If you’re not familiar with the sewing machine, click here for our Fashion Sewing 101 class.

1 session workshop total 3 hours

All supplies included in cost of class.

Get a grip of how to make alterations to your clothes!
Love something that you bought but can’t wear it? Our alteration workshop will give you an overview and fundamental understanding of alterations. You will learn steps from replacing buttons expertly, how to taper and take in your side seams without an overlock/ serger. How to take in and finish raw edges after trimming them, extending and reducing lengths on your garments and how to give any sewing project a luxurious finish.

Create a variety of hems & leave confident with your samples to remind yourself of these techniques. Give your garments a professional finish after getting them to your desired lengths.

We will cover these alteration techniques:

  • Hand-stitching buttons techniques 
  • Satin bias-binding on curves
  • French seaming for adding extension/lengthening
  • Blind Hemming for trousers
  • Tapering/shaping for fit
  • Sewing tricks + tips for easy construction at home

What You’ll Learn:

  • An overview and basic understanding of alterations
  • How to press & prepare your garments before making modifications
  • Various types of hem finishes & tricks + tips for easy construction
  • Different hemming types & their uses
  • Button-sewing techniques

Learn how to make alterations on your own with various techniques. This class is part of an alterations series and you may take them consecutively to learn increasingly more complex techniques to modify your garments to make them fit and look better.

Classes start on time, so please arrive 5 mins early.  Students who are more than 20 minutes late will be declined from joining and your class will be rescheduled at an administrative fee of $10.

Minimum 2 pax. to start the class.

Individual & group workshops are available to book on request, please enquire. We also offer workshops not listed & can tailor them to suit your needs.



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