2018 03 13 00 747f2a40 0884 0136 f3be 063bd7b5133d

Vintage Fashion Collecting & Op Shopping

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Vintage Fashion Shopping Discussion: Learn the tips and tricks that will ensure you never again buy a lemon from a vintage shopping addict; Laura.

Discover the alterations and mending you can easily undertake yourself and be able to spot garments that are sadly beyond repair.  You'll be taken through the most common spots you should be closely inspecting when you are looking through the racks of op shops and vintage collections.

Discussion will also cover giveaways that may lead you to question is the item authentic or a reproduction.

Laura's international training and experience in fashion, plus her lifelong interest in fashion from last century will be shared with guests as well as a little afternoon tea.

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What you will learn
  • Identifying damage that can be repaired and what may be beyond repair
  • Tips to dating and considering authenticity
  • Mending and alteration options
What you will get
  • Confidence to establish a vintage collection
  • Refreshments
  • Tips to save you from bad investments
Parking Info
  • We are located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.  It's a red door on the street between an Afghan restaurant and the N2 Gelato Bar.  If you are putting this into your GPS for directions - make sure that the address is NOT coming up as North Fitzroy. That's a couple of kilometres down the road. Totally not where you need to go.
  • Parking near Thread Den: There is very little free parking. Brunswick Street is all ticketed and restricted to as little as 2hours during some hours of the day.  Surrounding streets can also be difficult.  However, you can park for longer in the paid Coles Car Park.  When you look it up online it is listed as Johnston Street, however access is via Argyle Street.  If you park on level 1 or 2 and spend over $30 at Coles, you can get your parking for up to 4 hours reimbursed in Coles.  
  • Catch the tram. Public Transport is the ideal way to get to Thread Den - jump on the number 11 Tram and get off near the Johnston Street intersection.

What to bring
  • Nothing to bring
What to wear


Appropriate for

All levels of sewing enthusiasts and vintage fashion lovers


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. 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. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

Bookings and Cancellations Policy Link - http://www.threadden.com/_pages/bookings_cancellations.html

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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15 April 2018 • Vintage Fashion Collecting & Op Shopping

There is sure to be something relevant for everyone in this talk. Helpful new useful tips and friendly reminders, which one can immediately feel encouraged to apply at home or in the vintage shops. Hand out covered a range of topics. The facilitator encouraged us to take notes one the last page of the hand out. She had brought in a range of clothing and accessories as examples. Talk covered a range of topics e.g. focusing on what you need before walking into an op shop or vintage shop. How to look for any damage. If an item can be repaired or altered, if it's a bigger repair job, if it's worth buying e.g. torn material, different kinds of stains, broken zip, or if a zip is not moving freely. If u might buy the item to use just for material (or display). The topic of caring for clothing, accessories or shoes at home. Opportunity to ask questions. Some books brought in to look at. Her passion was inspiring.