Intro. to Hand Sewing + Mending

with Perennial

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you agree to sign up for all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Get empowered and save your love-worn clothing from the landfill! Hand sewing and mending is an invaluable skill that will save you time, money, your favorite sweater, and impress your friends as a newbie sewing wizard. In this class, we will start with the basics – tools for sewing, basic terminology, and the most essential skills like threading a needle and tying a knot that stays. You will learn a handful of stitches and practice by making a stitch sampler. Next, we will cover basic mending and repair skills. You will learn to sew on a button, fix thread pulls, how to repair a tear, apply a patch, fix a hole in a knitted item (like a sweater), and how to replace worn out elastic.

Please note, this two-day workshop takes place on Saturdays, July 21 and July 28 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Materials saved from the landfill:
fabrics, garments

What to Bring

garments with holes to mend

What's Provided

needles, thread, fabric

What You Can Expect
  • fabric identification
  • sewing a button
  • applique
  • patches
  • variety of hand stitches
  • mending
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Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same.

For more information visit or call 314-832-2288.

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