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Learn to Sew at The Makery: Sewing Alterations



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The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences is co-ordinating the Sydney Science Festival, and as a part of that they are coordinating a Maker Open House Day on Sunday August 20th.   Diverse maker spaces and groups will be opening their doors to the public. We are offering a 2 for 1 special for our Learn to Sew classes on the day... sew get in quick as spaces are limited!

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 for beginners to experienced.

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

ABOUT MINDY MCTAGGART

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 of 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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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Learn hand and machine sewing skills
  • Basic alterations...hems, tucks, zips, darning..
  • Techniques for altering your own clothes
What you will get
  • Confidence in using a machine machine
  • All materials will be provided, including use of sewing machines
  • Personal attention with class numbers limited to 5 students

What to bring
  • Items to alter
What to wear

Casual, Please wear enclosed shoes.


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Work-Shop

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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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25 January 2017 • Learn to Sew at The Makery: Sewing Alterations

I'm a bloke who simply wants to take up my jeans and this workshop was perfect. It's real, you bring along your clothing to be altered and the focus for the duration of the workshop is on that task. I learnt to thread a sewing machine and taught best practices in measuring, cutting, pinning, hemming and sewing. It is empowering and practical. Now I do all my jean alterations myself ... a personal defiance to being short and stocky.