Revive Presents: Hem It Up

What to Bring

  • 2-3 items that need some work
  • If adding any extra trimmings (lace, buttons, etc) bring them along
  • If replacing any missing or broken components bring one that best matches the original

What to Wear

  • Casual

Revive Presents: Hem It Up

About This Class

What You Get

  • Access to basic repairs materials (thread, needles, scissors, seam ripper)
  • Access to sewing machines and over lockers as needed
  • Pro guidance and skills to tackle your alteration dilemma


In conjunction with the Brisbane City Council's sustainability project 'Revive', we present Hem It Up, a free sustainable fashion workshop that helps you give your old wardrobe a new life!

Have any pants, jeans, skirts or dresses that are just too long, dragging along the ground or at awkward length? Bring them along to learn how to hem them up by hand and sewing machine. With these new skills you’ll never have to retire otherwise perfectly good clothes to the back of the closet again.


  • We will take a look at the items you brought and work first on the one you most want fixed or that you can most confidently fix with guidance
  • Feel free to bring along your own repair sewing kit or sewing machine if you want advice on using


I’ve been a maker since forever, spending many childhood afternoons mesmerised over DIY books and attempting to recreate them with whatever I could get my hands on. Fast forward another 20 years or so, I had a close call with a civil engineering degree before, saying f*k it and getting formally trained with a Diploma of Applied Fashion at TAFE and a Bachelor of Industrial Design at uni. Whilst I love working in the field, I also love teaching the skills that take mere ideas into reality, it’s like making magic right in front of your eyes!


Discover pre-loved fashion at Revive, a pop up fashion festival in the South Bank Cultural Forecourt, on Friday 19 August from 2-8pm.

Shop from Brisbane’s best revived clothing stalls, enjoy fashion parades and live entertainment, join a free sewing workshop, speak to onsite stylists and dine from ten of the city’s favourite food trucks.

Reviving your wardrobe with second-hand fashion is fun, creative and good for the environment.

Presented by Brisbane City Council for a clean, green and sustainable city.

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Sep 2016
Revive Presents: Hem It Up - 25 Aug 2016 6:30 PM

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Aug 2016
Revive Presents: Hem It Up - 25 Aug 2016 6:30 PM

The teacher was enthusiastic! Keen and friendly. Good to meet other like minded people! Gave basic ideas strategies easily achievable for all. Thank you!