We all have items of clothing languishing in our closets unworn, because they’re too long or short, tight or loose, or they simply need a little TLC. Whether it’s a hem that needs adjusting, some fast fashion that has come unstuck, or an op shop find that could do with a tweak, a few basic repair sewing skills and some tips and tricks will get your wardrobe malfunctions back on your bods in no time!

No need to contribute to the mountain of second-hand clothing inundating our charities (most of which does not get re-worn), buy replacement clothing or pay for costly alterations.

Come along to our sewing bee with an item or two of neglected clothing and together we’ll work out a way to make it new again. This is a skill sharing class suitable for both absolute beginners and competent stitchers. Men are encouraged to attend!

Bring an item or two that needs altering or mending and thread to match (along with your sewing kit if you have one).

This workshop is led by Gaye Naismith:

Gaye Naismith runs The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling in Melbourne’s Inner West, teaching sustainable sewing skills to young and old. She subscribes to Vivienne Westwood’s mantra on sustainable dressing “buy less, choose well, make it last”.

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Mon 12 / Feb 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Laneway Learning Central
22-24 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia



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