Advanced Beginner – Hem & Alterations Workshop

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  • November 10, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you struggle with hemming and finishing your garment or have a garment that doesn’t quite fit? In this 3-hour class, you will learn various hemming methods and basic alterations to up your sewing game! We will begin class with hemming and allow you to practice hemming on fabric scraps. The second half will focus on basic alterations such as taking in side seams, pulling up shoulders. For this section, please bring in a couple garments that have fit or hem issues. *Please note, the goal of the class is to demonstrate and practice hemming & alteration techniques and not to complete/finish a garment.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in this class are how to sew different hems and complete basic alterations.

Skills Expected: You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew! You’ve taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have the equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years.

Materials needed: Bring a couple garments that have hem or fit issues. During that session your instructor will help you determine the best garment for use in class.

Materials provided: Fabric scraps, sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 3 / Max 6

Ages 16 and up are welcome to take this class.



Venue Phone: 716.406.4067

Venue Website:

1205 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14216, United States