Alterations and Mending
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Alterations, Fitting and Mending Workshop

Modify a garment or pattern


Over 50 people have attended this class
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Description

Your teacher will address alterations, fitting and mending specific to the patterns or garments student bring to class. 

This could include:

  • How to take in or let out seams.
  • Adding darts and details to improve fit.
  • Replacing buttons, zips and closures.
  • Repairing hems and torn seams.
  • Discover visible mending, patches and applique. 

If you wanted to learn a specific mend (eg: a zip), but don't have an item in need, bring along calico or fabric remnants and the supplies needed to do a sample and learn the process.

How much you can achieve in this workshop will depend on your skills, the amount of unpicking required and the extent of the alterations, fitting or mending involved.  

This class starts with a review of each student's first garment/pattern.  The theory and plan of attack for each student is outlined. Then your teacher will provide students with instruction one-on-one. 

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Techniques and tips specific to your garment
  • A plan of attack to repair your garment
  • How to problem solve mending
What you will get
  • Increased knowledge and confidence mending and altering
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Any notions needed such as zips and buttons etc.
  • Some garments you'd like adjust or repair
  • Chocolate is always needed
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

✄ we can teach hand sewing techniques and if know how to thread and use - you can use sewing machines


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Thread Den

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Learn to sew, craft and create - face-to-face and online.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

Thread Den has developed a model for online workshops that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention. The wonderful feedback received from our online participants has uplifted us [teachers] during this time so much! Online workshops will continue to be part of Thread Den’s workshop schedule and we can't wait to incorporate the great teaching tools and methods we’ve used online when we teach off line.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to.  

Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.


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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunding Your Booking

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Cancelling Your Booking

  • If you no longer wish to attend a workshop, we require notice at least 24 hours or more prior to commencement. It is essential that you receive acknowledgment from us as well.
  • The Refund Policy will be applied.
  • No refund, transfer or credit will be supplied if you have made a cancellation request the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least fourteen days notice prior to the start date of your original booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop, or the commencement date (within all other terms) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the fourteen day notice period.

Effective 26 May 2020

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/




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Terms & Conditions

For face-to-face workshop s - if you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.

Refund Policy 

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Cancelling Your Booking 

  • If you no longer wish to attend a workshop, we require notice at least 24 hours or more prior to commencement. It is essential that you receive acknowledgment from us as well.
  • The Refund Policy will be applied.
  • No refund, transfer or credit will be supplied if you have made a cancellation request the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least fourteen days notice prior to the start date of your original booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop, or the commencement date (within all other terms) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the fourteen day notice period.

Medical Events

  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With supply of a medical certificate or copy of a COVID-19 testing referral you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • In the event of a medical emergency we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.


This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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Jae

17 January 2020 • Alterations, Fitting and Mending Workshop

I enjoyed bringing some of my projects and finding out how to approach mending them. Some were my level, some too high and I didn't bother trying! It was good that people did what they were comfortable with. Also enjoyed the chats :) Will come to another workshop or Friday Sew Social I’m sure!

Amanda

26 September 2019 • Alterations, Fitting and Mending Workshop

Thanks Jen Was a very comfortable, community orientated get together! It was great to see everyone’s projects for alterations and also bring my own to fruition.

Cathy

22 May 2019 • Alterations, Fitting and Mending Workshop

I am so happy that the alterations and mending workshop is back on the timetable after several years. There is always more than one way to fix or alter a garment so it is a marvelous opportunity to bounce ideas around, or to ask for assistance if I have no idea what to do. I love this class.

Thread Den

23/05/2019

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for a great review. We are happy to have this one back in the timetable too. While "Make do & mend" is an old adage, it is a true one! We love the trend towards visible mending, especially when you can use techniques like Japanese Boro.

Danielle

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