West London Waste’s Textile and Electrical Repair Evening with Hillingdon Friends of the Earth
Date and time
Tuesday 04 July 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Get Swishing is proud to support the ‘Love Your Clothes’ campaign by running free sewing repair workshops in Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow in July 2017. Building on the success of our previous Hillingdon sewing workshops, our new workshops will focus on learning repair skills for both sewing and electricals.
The workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to repair or re-fashion items they already own.Alongside the sewing workshops there will be a restart party running to help fix broken electricals. Hillingdon Friends of the Earth with their volunteer restarters will be there to help fix items that have been brought along. The restart party is a drop in session, where attendees can stay for as little or as long as they would like. They may even want to help out others fixing their items!
Sewing Workshop Overview
Learn some simple techniques, tips and tricks on how to repair and alter your clothes, extend their life and give you more enjoyment and comfort – no sewing experience needed!
Have a look through your clothes and bring along items in need of repair or perhaps a creative makeover. You should be able to complete up to 3 garments, but feel free to bring along more items for advice so you can complete them at home. The sewing tutor will bring along fabrics to practice on as well as pre-repaired, altered or upcycled garments for inspiration.
Learn key skills such as:
* Simple alterations: how to lift or lengthen a hem or change a waistline
* Sew on missing buttons and make buttonholes
* Replace a broken zip
* Quick fixes: repair a tear or re-thread cords/elasticated areas
* Mend and darn holes discreetly or in a show off fashion
* How to darn woollens, patch holes / high wear and tear areas
* How to use a sewing machine
Workshops are free but please sign-up via Eventbrite.
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