Alterations and Mending Workshop

Next Available: Mon, 23 Sep 6:00PM
3.0 hours
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With a maximum of six people in the workshop, your teacher will be able to show you ways to mend or alter your garment. 

  • Learn how to replace buttons, hem your skirts and pants, repair torn seams...
  • Discover visible mending.  How to put on patches or use appliqué to fix your favourite jacket.
  • If you wanted to learn a specific mend (eg: a zip), but don't actually have an item in need, bring along some calico or fabric remnants and the supplies needed to do a sample and learn the process.
  • Perhaps we can extend the life of your clothes by replacing broken closures, adjusting length, adding darts for an improved fit, letting out or taking in seams... 

How much you can achieve in this workshop is variable and will depend on your skills, the amount of unpicking required and the size of the mend/alter' involved.  But you will hear what your fellow students have bought and what is required for their work as well.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Techniques and tips specific to your garment
  • A plan of attack to repair your garment
  • How to problem solve mending
What you will get
  • Increased knowledge and confidence mending and altering
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Any notions needed such as zips and buttons etc.
  • Some garments you'd like adjust or repair
  • Chocolate is always needed
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ we can teach hand sewing techniques and if know how to thread and use - you can use sewing machines

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations or Request for Change:

  1. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  2. Participants cancelling their booking up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee.
  3. Requests to change received less than 7 days before an event will incur a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  4. Requests to cancel received less than 7 days before an event will receive a partial refund – incurring a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  5. Cancellation or requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  6. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Any refunds are made to the original method of payment.

Last updated 22nd May 2019.

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/ 

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Unfortunately, we can’t tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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22 May 2019 • Alterations and Mending Workshop

I am so happy that the alterations and mending workshop is back on the timetable after several years. There is always more than one way to fix or alter a garment so it is a marvelous opportunity to bounce ideas around, or to ask for assistance if I have no idea what to do. I love this class.

Thread Den


Hi Cathy,

Thank you for a great review. We are happy to have this one back in the timetable too. While "Make do & mend" is an old adage, it is a true one! We love the trend towards visible mending, especially when you can use techniques like Japanese Boro.


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