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S180915-Clothing Alterations

  • Clothing Alterations

    £32.50per half metre

    Date & Time: Sat 15 Sept 2018, 14.30-17.00

    Sessions: 1

    Tutor: Sam Moylan

    Places Remaining: 3

    Skill level: Advanced Beginner

    Venue: Fred Aldous

    Stock: 3



    Fed up of paying someone else to take up your clothes? Learn to sew two different types of hem (a ‘turn under’ and ‘invisible’), create darts and make your own alterations while saving money at the same time. Practise hems and altering lengths on a trouser leg and then learn how to alter the width of shirts, tops and dresses by adding darts (using a practise fabric to sew darts).

    You’ll discover the secrets of how to take perfect measurements, use common and specialist machine stitches and pick up some tricks of the trade from our seasoned alterations professional Sam Moylan. Leave with the sewing techniques to alter and finish your existing wardrobe and any new additions!

    As this is not a beginner’s workshop, you must have some experience on a sewing machine or have attended one of our Beginner sewing workshops.

    Ministry of Craft customers get 15% off all fabrics in our online shop and 10% discount at Fred Aldous. Discount codes and other offers from our crafty friends will be emailed with your booking confirmation.

    If the above date is not suitable or sold out, please have a look at our alternative dates or contact us with the course name and we will get in touch if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.


    What to bring for Clothing Alterations

    To demonstrate the course techniques we have garments for you to practice on. Due to the length of the course you will not be able to work on your own garments but please feel free to bring an item along if you would like to ask the advice of the tutor.

    All materials and equipment are supplied for this workshop and are included in the price.

    Our sponsors, Janome, supply computerised sewing machines (CLX301) and where required overlockers (6234XL). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring in your own machines.

    Refreshments will be served at the workshop.

    Fred Aldous Venue Information including directions and parking.

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