Sewing - Patching & Mending
Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
When your favorite clothes get ripped or worn around the edges, there's no need to throw them away. If you can find the sharp end of the needle, you can mend. You can also add decorative patches or trim to clothes and backpacks. It's shocking how fast it can be, many repairs take only 5 minutes.
Please bring something you'd like to fix or dress up. (Jeans are particularly good to patch.) If you have a bag of mending to do, bring it along, and see how much you can get done in a friendly atmosphere. More challenging repairs are also welcome if time allows. Fabric and sewing supplies will be available. If you have scraps, trim or tools you might prefer to use, or buttons you need to re-attach, bring them along.
Who is this class for?
This class is open to anyone who's comfortable with sitting down to learn, from mature 5 year olds to adults. You can be new to sewing, or experienced, and in the mood. (All children will need an adult companion.)
What will you learn?
You'll learn how to sew a simple seam, repair common clothing rips, judge what's worth fixing, and add a decorative patch or trim.
Needles, thread, and scrap cloth for patches will be provided.
Enroll early, and get a basic sewing kit to take home.
What to Bring
Please bring at least one piece of clothing (or other cloth) to fix or to decorate.
From Rebecca Gernhart:
I started sewing at about 5 years old, making doll clothes, and have continued to do so for almost three decades. I work by hand and with machines, doing everything from simple repairs to gifts and costumes.
When & Where
Our mission is to encourage learning, creativity, and collaboration by providing affordable access to tools, workspace, and instructional classes.