Revive your wardrobe with simple hand and machine techniques such as:
– taking/up, letting down and fixing hems on pants and skirts.
– taking side seams or waistbands in and out.
– closing or patching rips and holes
– sewing on buttons and other fasteners so they stay on

If you already have some sewing experience, tackle some trickier fixes or more advanced wardrobe refashioning with the expert advice and support of your teacher, Gaye.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced sewists who fancy a relaxing afternoon of mending and alteration with like minded people.

We will provide: All sewing equipment including sewing machines, threads, an iron, scissors, pins and needles.

Bring along: Your own garments for alteration and mending. Your sewing kit if you have one.

All proceeds will be donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre.

Gaye Naismith runs The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling in Footscray. She teaches sustainable sewing to Melbournians from all walks of life. A lifelong sewist, she previously ran a handmade business upcycling knitwear into useful accessories and homewares.



Sat 3 / Feb 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling
122 Buckley St, Footscray, VIC 3011 Australia


FULL: $30

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