10mar11:00 am1:30 pmGrandma's Hands: An introduction to hand sewing repairs (fabric items)A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO A SERIES OF PRACTICAL HAND SEWING STITCHES FOR TEXTILE AND CLOTHING REPAIR OR MAKING FROM SCRATCH WITH BARLEY MASSEY
Here at Fabrications we are regularly asked if we undertake repairs and alterations to various items of clothing. The most common repairs requested
Here at Fabrications we are regularly asked if we undertake repairs and alterations to various items of clothing. The most common repairs requested include such things as: hemming skirts or trousers, repairing holes in pockets, repairing small tears or rips in garments, sewing on missing buttons, and repairing or patching denim jeans which have worn away on the inside thigh area.
Although we do not undertake garment repairs we usually offer those enquiring two options for repairs. The first option we recommend is that the person try using a dry cleaners to undertake the job. However, we always point out that this can often work out as an expensive option. Along with that option we always try to encourage the person to try to carrying out the repair themselves, offering advice on ways that they might achieve this.
Sadly, in recent years, and maybe as a result our growing “throw away” culture, there has been a marked decline in the practice of learning even the most basic of clothing repair skills. As such, many of us now lack a real understanding of the various stitching techniques and tricks, used in basic fabric repairs.
In light of this situation, Barley has put together a comprehensive hand repair workshop focusing on both common fabric and woollen garments. The workshop is not only very informative, but also very enjoyable encouraging a really mindful approach to clothing repairs.
On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:
– Know how to use 5 key hand sewing stitches: Back Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch, Running Stitch, Slip Stitch & Whipping Stitch
– ‘Hem’ by hand (changing the length of a garment or repair a frayed edge)
– Fix rips, holes and other wear & tear areas
– Repair seams (joins in your garment)
– Sew on buttons, poppers & hooks/bars
– Explore traditional & creative choices for your repair work
– Work on your mending pile with joy!
We have another class that focuses on Woollen Repairs taking place in the afternoon. We offer a discount when booking both classes!
TIME: 11am – 1:30pm
Class Size: Max 6 students
Class Includes: A starter sewing kit is provided. You will make a small needle case whilst practicing the stitches (you are also welcome to bring along items of clothing to get advice on / work on directly)
PRICE: £45 or £80 (when booking both fabric & woollen repairs classes)
TO BOOK: Contact us directly on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE
Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps) It is limited to 4 participants to ensure social distancing.
Barley MasseyTextile Designer Maker & Founder/Caretaker of Fabrications Venuebarley@fabrications1.co.uk 7 Broadway Market
Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.