Basic Alterations 101: Simple Hemming

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Learn some very basic alterations, including hemming a skirt or dress pants, hemming jeans, and shortening cuffs on a dress shirt or blouse!

We'll look into two ways to shorten the hems on jeans, how to properly hem a skirt or dress pants with a blind hem, how to add length to a skirt, and how to shorten cuffs on a dress shirt.

Note: This class reviews techniques and application, but we do not sew items in class. You will receive a class overview after class with complete techniques for reference.

All materials and machines supplied, for additional questions or class options visit our website at HISSstudio.com

Prerequisites

These alterations are for minor adjustments to garments, not for a complete rework or restyle. We recommend that students have a good sewing base of both hand sewing techniques and machine skills for best results from this class. Knowing how to sew a pickstich or blind hem stitch is helpful.

Materials to bring

A willingness to learn and have fun! Plus a pencil & paper to take notes!

What will be provided

All materials supplied for this class

Student Reviews

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    Kyle S.
    Basic Alterations 101: Simple Hemming

    I always learn something in my Dabble sewing classes. The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered a lot of my questions about the projects I have worked on. She also gave me advice on techniques and tools that would make my projects turn out better.

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    Ana B.
    Basic Alterations 101: Simple Hemming

    The title of this class says it all, "Simple Hemming ." Don't know what it is about Tish (Instructor.) When she explains the techniques, I just get it. That says a lot because sometimes I just can't visualize some things, you know? For example, I have watched 998 YouTube videos on Binding & Piping; Brain:Jelly. So I took the HISS class...on Binding & Piping. I was so... happy, energetic, just giddy & felt so accomplished (Yes, sewing makes me this emotional!) Love HISS!

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With over 30 years sewing experience and many many sewing "experiments" gone good and bad, it was time to share some of these findings with others who enjoy sewing and making garments and home decor items. We truly believe anyone that wants to learn to sew will be able to make quality items with the proper skills offered to them...We don't just teach sewing, we build confidence and skills at HISS!

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