Alterations and Mending
AU$90.00

Alterations, Fitting and Mending Workshop

Learn how to adjust and fix your garments

Next Available: Mon, 30 May 6:00PM (AEST)
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3 hours
Over 100 people have attended this class

Description

Your teacher will address alterations, fitting and mending that is specific to the garments/patterns that students bring to the workshop. 

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.
  • Help to get your UFOs (un-finished object) pile down!
  • Discover visible mending, patches and applique. 
  • where to insert fabric features to increase the size of garments.

If you wanted to learn specific mending (eg: a zip), but don't have an item in need of repair, 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 instructions 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 handy sustenance

What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Suitable to all levels of skills. We can teach hand sewing techniques and if you do not know how to thread and use a sewing machine


Thread Den

1125 Reviews

Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den

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.

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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4.9 (8 reviews)
Elyserated it
27 Mar 2022
I was able to get so much out of this class. Very informal and relaxed atmosphere. I loved it and will be back.
L-Jrated it
14 Jun 2021
This is a brilliant class where you get to finish off projects and alter clothes and the teachers are so knowledgeable and helpful. Can’t thank Jen enough for helping me finish my coat.
Catherinerated it
22 Apr 2021
Great teacher and a super chilled class - 3 hours went very quickly! I learned a lot, thank you!
Thread Den 26 Apr 2021

It was a fun class wasn't it! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, I hope you learnt lots :)

- Jen

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Cancellations & Refunds

Thread Den's refund policy is moderate.

  • Refunds: You may claim a refund, if you cancel up to 1 day before class starts. A AU$35.00 fee applies.
  • Transfers: If you cancel up to 4 days before the start date of the original class, you may transfer to a different class date or another class altogether from the same vendor. A AU$10.00 fee applies.
  • Credit Notes: You may cancel up to 4 days before class starts and receive a credit note. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you need to cancel. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

If classes are cancelled by the organiser you are entitled to a full refund or transfer or credit note.

Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 


Thanks for sticking with us and reading through those annoying details. 

The details of our refund policy appear during the booking process.


Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, with the 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.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • 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 (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be offered a full refund, credit or transfer.


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

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