Learn to Sew: Sewing Alterations

What to Bring

  • Items to alter

What to Wear

  • Casual, Please wear enclosed shoes.

Learn to Sew: Sewing Alterations

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Learn hand and machine sewing skills
  • Basic alterations...hems, tucks, zips, darning..
  • Techniques for altering your own clothes

What You Get

  • Confidence in using a machine machine
  • All materials will be provided, including use of sewing machines


Do you need to nip in that skirt to make it really fit? Take up that hem just a fraction? How about replace a broken zip? We can do all these things and more in this troubleshooting class.

Contact us in advance to let us know what specific alterations you are keen to learn and we can try and tailor (pun intended!) the class to fit as best we can. Email: makery@work-shop.com.au


Mindy McTaggart had her first machine sewing lesson with her great Aunt at the age of about 5 or 6 sewing on a treadle Singersewing machine. Her project was to make aprons for said Aunts fellow nuns of the Order of the Sacred Heart.

She progressed on to an electrical machine and bigger and better projects.

In her final year if Fashion Design Studies, at the Narional Art School, Mindy  was selected as the Australian Candidate for the Smirnoff International Fashion Award. Here she showcased a small collection she printed, embellished, cut and sewed together, titled The Altered Image.

Today in Partnership with Emma Cotterill, Mindy creates bespoke and Avante Garde styles for their label Millicent Darling – where their work is often featured in Hairdressing campaigns and Magazines.

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