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Wed, 17 Jan


Canons House

Basic Mending with a Sewing Machine

From visible to invisible mending using a sewing machine, we'll explore the world of basic clothing repairs at the Preloved Studio to grow your green skills in 2024.

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Basic Mending with a Sewing Machine
Basic Mending with a Sewing Machine

Time & Location

17 Jan 2024, 10:00 – 12:30

Canons House, 19 Madeira Rd, Mitcham CR4 4HD, UK


About the event

Did you know the average lifetime of a piece of clothing is only 2 .2 years, and three in five items of clothing will be discarded within one year. British citizens alone discard a million tonnes of textiles every year! We're on a mission to bring our worn out and damaged clothes back into use at our Preloved Studio.

Join us for our morning workshop on Basic Mending with a Sewing Machine. This session will focus on Patch Mending, where you will learn to mend torn pockets, burst seams and holes. Bring along any items of clothing in need of these types of repair and explore how to fix your clothes using a sewing machine.

Workshop skill level: Improver (you already have basic sewing machine skills under your belt.)

Meet your workshop facilitator: Fiona Graham

Fiona has many years’ experience in the clothing and home textiles industry and has a lifelong love of sewing and making things. She worked in manufacturing, and in product development for major high street retailers. She has a wide knowledge of all garment types and sewing techniques to share!

Important Information for Workshop Attendees:

This event is for adults only (18+). Sadly, we do not have the facilities to accommodate children during the sessions.

This workshop is suitable for people who already have basic sewing machine skills.

Sewing tools and equipment are provided by the Preloved Studio during the sessions.

Please clean and iron your fabrics before you bring them to the studio to work on. Some Preloved Studio fabric scraps and remnants may be available for you to use.

To get to the Preloved Studio, head to Canons House and ring the buzzer at the main entrance. There is free parking at Canons House grounds.

Thank you to The Little A.R.K for organising this Workshop.

The Preloved Studio is made possible with the support of the Canons House and Grounds and Merton Council.

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