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Alterations and Intro to Sewing

  • Museum of Human Acheivement 3600 Lyons Road Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Learn how to fix and alter your own clothes!

Got a pair of pants you want to turn into shorts? Or have a maxi skirt you want to make into a mini? Refresh your wardrobe by learning some basic alteration skills! In this beginner level sewing workshop, you'll learn how to take in an item that's too large for you or correctly hem something that's too long. You'll leave the class with a newly fitted clothing item and the skills to alter your clothing at home! This class will also teach sewing machine basics and hand stitching techniques. 

Jamaica Cole is a dressmaker, writer, fiber artist and sometimes interior designer. She's been sewing since she was a kid and has been designing one of a kind clothing pieces (including wedding dresses!) for over 15 years. She is mostly self-taught and is a big believer in trial and error when it comes to working with fabric, as it allows for a deeper understanding and helps teach in a hands-on way. 

*ɴᴏᴛᴇ: While we welcome the support and interest of all genders, this event is designed for women (trans/queer/cis) and non-binary folks.


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