10.29.22 11a-2p// Basic Sewing and Garment Repair w/ Pat Schosser // Basic Sewing Kit + Repurposed Clothing // 5:30-6:30p
Join us for a full day of sewing, mending, darning, and more! Garment Designer and Instructor Pat Schosser will walk us through all the basics of sewing and garment repair and modification! This class is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in maintaining a sustainable wardrobe.
Basic Garment Repair
You will learn the basic tools and supplies required when beginning to sew. You will learn what to look for when purchasing supplies for the “sewing basket.” You will also learn some fun and simple tips and tricks for basic garment repair, and what to do with sewing mistakes and stains. You will learn how to sew on buttons and repair button holes. You will do some simple hand sewing by making a Needle Holder to hold your needles. You will learn several basic hand stitches: running, back hand, combination stitches, and blanket stitch. You can also research several of your own if there is time. You will make a sampler (book form) to keep a record of the different stitches that you make, which includes darning, patching/appliqué, sewing on a button, button holes, and simple embroidery.
Bring your own scissors to clip threads. Otherwise, the included kits will contain most everything you require for the class.
Later Classes: Repurposing Clothing
In these classes students will bring clothes they wish to repurpose. Using the information learned in class 1, we will discuss problem solving solutions with each other, considering what might be done with the garment to be modified. Students will sketch out some ideas (though being an artist is NOT required!). You will then design your project (for this class, keep it simple). For the last class you will model, or have someone model your creation, informing fellow students why you chose your design.
For later classes students will need:
Clothes they wish to repurpose
Sewing supplies (discussed in Class 1)
A bag to carry and protect their work
Graph paper, sketch book, pencil, eraser, pen
I majored in Home Ec in college. My work was with children and their families. I enjoy hand sewing and gardening. My line of clothing (Clothes that Grow) uses old patterns because it keeps the fabric whole and the item can be modified for bodily changes. I also enjoy history, and have made garb for several historical periods. I am married (50 years in 2023) and have 5 children and 13 grand kids. I currently work at an after school program two days a week and at the Center for Pioneer Life.Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm