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The ULTIMATE Mending Workshop!

Learn the best practices for busted seams, patching holes, and covering up those stains! Expand your techniques and increase the lifespan of your clothes in this ultimate mending workshop. Instructor duo, Kerri Ivany & Jess McDonald, will demonstrate and teach you a variety of techniques for mending and repairs. There will be examples of mended garments on site!

Participants will practice on scrap samples provided by ECQco and learn techniques of both hand sewing mending & machine sewing mending. Participants are also welcome to bring their own articles of clothing, though they may just receive advice if the item is not suitable for the workshop, as not all garments are alter/mend-friendly. 

Participants will learn techniques including:
- Making patches
- Stabilizing holes, tears, and weak areas
- Visible mending
- Freehand machine mending
- Darning
- Sewing on a button
- Fixing a busted seam or hem

Sewing machines will be set up to practice sample work. PLEASE NOTE this is not a workshop on HOW to use a sewing machine, but how to do mending techniques with one. The workshop is beginner-friendly, for those who have little to no sewing experience. 

Class Schedule:
10 - 11 am - Presentation by both Kerri & Jess with physical samples, explaining the different types of mending & explaining which techniques are best for different types of fabric structures and garments. 

11 am - 4 pm - We will break out into two sections (hand versus machine) so folks can try different techniques!

This class is suited for adults (age 15+)

All workshop participants are required to sign a waiver before the workshop. The entire waiver can be viewed at the bottom of our classes page. (East Coast Quilt Co. Workshop Waiver)

If you cannot attend a workshop (either one-day or a multi-day series) and it is 7 or more days before the start date, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the workshop with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before the start of the workshop, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no-show" in the workshop regardless of the reason. So please ensure that you can attend before signing up.  EAST COAST QUILT Co reserves the right to cancel workshops/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full workshop fee.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Includes supplies to create a variety of mending samples! Sewing machines provided.
Instructor: Kerri Ivany & Jess McDonald
Instructor Bio: Kerri is our apparel & quilting instructor who has over 10 years of experience under her belt in the machine sewing world! Jess is our hand stitching instructor who has been teaching stitching techniques for 7 years and has been sewing garments since 2010. This dynamic duo is sure to help your mending needs!
Includes supplies to create a variety of mending samples! Sewing machines provided.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.