Sewing: Visible Mending Clothes Clinic

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Age Group:

Adults , Seniors

Program Description

Description

Before you give up on your old clothes, join us for a video series on garment mending skills and give your existing wardrobe an upgrade! In this 6-part video series, you'll learn practical sewing skills including how to hem, patch, and adjust the fit of your existing garments, and new ways to customize your clothes for your own unique style. 

That shirt that doesn't quite fit? That pair of pants that's really too short? That sweater with a hole? Fix it! Simple hand-sewing techniques will be introduced to help you bring new life to your unused clothing.

No registration necessary. Just gather some supplies, watch the videos, download the attached handouts, and follow along! The videos will be available on YouTube from November 1 to noon on December 31 at this link: 

Suggested suppliesdifferent supplies are helpful for different videos, so don't be discouraged if you don't have everything listed!:

  • Thread, embroidery floss, and yarn of various colors
  • Needles of various sizes & straight pins
  • Scissors (preferably fabric scissors)
  • Thimble
  • Embroidery hoop (6" is a good size)
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Seam ripper
  • Pencils and pens
  • Notebook, journal, or scrap paper
  • Old clothes to revitalize!

Special notes: 

  • A limited number of sewing take & make kits will be available at East Library starting November 2, 2020, on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Local instructor Melody Williams will be hosting two LIVE virtual meetings to chat about the project, answer questions, and get to know you!