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Sewing Workshop: Love Your Clothes - Alterations

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The Workshop - Donaldson's School

Donaldson's School

Preston Road

Linlithgow

EH49 6HZ

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Come along to our Love Your Clothes - Alterations class with Shirley Gargan!

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Love Your Clothes: Alterations

This is fantastic way to hold onto garments that are worth saving!

We all have items of clothing that we would love to wear if only they fitted properly. This could be dresses, skirts, trousers, jeans, coats or shirts…the list is endless. Rather than throwing them away, or have them sitting in the wardrobe doing nothing, with a little bit of time, patience and know how, it’s possible to alter any item of clothing to make it fit like a glove.

Our tutor Shirley Gargan has nearly 40 years’ experience as a fully trained seamstress and is keen to share her knowledge and expertise with others. Shirley will pass on some key alteration skills and show you the proper techniques, demonstrating how easy it can be to produce ‘made to measure’ garments, opening up a whole new world of sewing for you.

What is covered will depend on the garments being altered, but we aim to go over:

  • The key principles of altering garments
  • The nature of the fabric
  • Garment lines and shape
  • How to measure properly
  • Basic techniques, such as hemming, zips, darts, sleeves

If you have a sewing machine, bring it along because most people like to work with the machine they’re familiar with, but we have spare machines if you don’t have one. It would be helpful if you let us know beforehand if you need one.

What to bring

Sewing machine, if you have one (let us know if you want to borrow one of ours)

Your choice of garments (we can provide items of clothing if you want something to practice on)

Please note that a garment made of velvet or a stretch fabric take slightly longer to work on (you can still alter these though).

This workshop will take place in our new Sewing Room at Donaldson's School, as part of the Transition Linlithgow Tool Library.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided. Sewing machines can be provided, but we encourage you to bring along your own machine if you prefer. We have some items of clothing for you to practice techniques on, if required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. Look out for our other workshops on our website and Eventbrite profile.

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The Workshop - Donaldson's School

Donaldson's School

Preston Road

Linlithgow

EH49 6HZ

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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