You'll learn all you need to know to take clothes apart and put them back together, so that they fit like you want and have the style you love. This sewing class is sew fun!
No prior experience is required, but doing Sewing 101 or equivalent will make it easier to focus on the garment work.
Give the clothes in your closet a new life!
Let's save the world and UPCYCLE, Tailor and Repair !!!!!!!!!
Class will meet for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings 6pm-9pm at 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL
Improving the fit of the clothes
Changing the appearance, character, or structure of clothes
Transforming an existing garment into a fresh new style
Fixing or mending your beloved garments
Bring in any projects that you would like assistance in learning how to alter
We provide all the tools, machines, and cutting space you'll need, and Anastasia will be there to help and guide you every step of the way. Just bring in the garments you want to alter and any additional fabric, trim, and matching threads you want to use on them. If you need garments to practice on, go to a thrift store and pick some up (so cheap!).
Below are some common alterations we can go over in class, but the sky's the limit in sewing! Got an idea you want to go for, great! Just ask!
- Taking in a seam
- Letting out a seam
- Adding darts
- Adding pockets
- Hemming jeans with original hem
- Hemming pants, skirts, dresses, etc
- Shortening sleeves
- Tailoring a dress
- Tailoring a jacket
- Taking in pants
- Cropping a top, shirt, sweater, or jacket
- Changing necklines
- Taking in shoulders
- Changing the waist size
- Taking up the shoulder in a garment
- Altering sweaters
- Adjusting lengths
- Slimming pants
- Repairing holes in jeans
- Changing sleeves
- Adding trims
- Putting in a new zipper
- Adding a new lining
- Put new elastic in a casing
Our classes are limited in size (and frequently sell out!). Each person has a station with a sewing machine reserved for them, so no refunds are offered on classes. If you miss a class, video tutorials will be provided that you can work through in your own time. If you know you'll be missing a class in advance, contact us and we'll see if there's a seat available in a nearby session you could attend.