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Make do and mend: Hand-sewing basics

Learn to repair and alter your clothes

Produced by the City of Sydney

Become a sustainable consumer by learning how to repair and modify clothes instead of throwing them out. This new series runs for 9 weeks, with 3 focused sewing and mending topics. Each topic runs for 2 week. The first week involves a demonstration workshop with a practice session the following week. For the practice sessions, you’re encouraged to bring in your own pieces of clothing to repair and mend.

There are also 3 general mending sessions where you can bring in any type of clothing to get help with repairing.

How to sew on buttons
Haymarket: Thursday 13 September and 20 September
Green Square: Saturday 15 September and 22 September

How to mend any piece of clothing workshops
Haymarket: Thursday 27 September, 18 October, 8 November
Green Square: Saturday 29 September and 10 November

How to repair holes in socks and knitted clothes
Haymarket: Thursday 4 October and 11 October
Green Square: Saturday 6 October and 13 October

How to hand hem pants, jeans and skirts
Haymarket: Thursday 25 October and 1 November
Green Square: Saturday 20 October and 3 November

Practice materials and tools are supplied for workshops, but bring your own items you’re looking to repair to the practice sessions. A small selection of coloured threads and buttons will be available, or you can bring your own.

This free series is suitable for anyone wanting to upskill their sewing, including complete beginners.

Sew Make Create is a creative workshop and event space in Chippendale that runs a range of classes to promote sustainable practices and learning new crafts and skills. Pop in for a creative class taught by local, talented and passionate designers, makers and artists. Discover Sydney’s creative community, hire a sewing machine, or come along to a social workshop

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When

Thursday 13 September 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 15 September 2018 from 11am to 12.30pm
Thursday 20 September 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 22 September 2018 from 11am to 12.30pm
Thursday 27 September 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 29 September 2018 from 11am to 12.30pm
Thursday 4 October 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 6 October 2018 from 11am to 12.30pm
Thursday 11 October 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 13 October 2018 from 11am to 12.30pm
Thursday 18 October 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Thursday 25 October 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 20 October 2018 from 11am to 12.30pm
Thursday 1 November 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 3 November 2018 from 11am to 12.30pm
Thursday 8 November 2018 from 12pm to 1.30pm
Saturday 10 November 2018 from 11am to 12.30pm

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