Sewing Class: Alterations and remaking

Vintage / Remaking

Do you love to buy Vintage clothes but get them home and they are not quite right? Do you find clothing does not fit you correctly?

Or you love the fabric and want to use the old garment to make a completely new garment or outfit? 

  • Upcycle those treasures and have fun in the process.


  • Learn how to remodel or remake vintage garments into a new outfit.


  • Learn how to alter vintage clothes to get the correct fit.


  • Learn techniques to make them creative and special


Classes will cover as required:

         1. Introduction to sewing machines

         2. Basic hand sewing techniques

         3. Shortening pants – preparation techniques

         4. Shortening pants – different finishes

         5. Lengthening Pants – plain/false hem

         6. Shortening skirts – plain/with split

         7. Lengthening skirts – plain/false hem

         8. Reshaping pants – take in/let out

         9. Reshaping skirts – take in/let out

         10. Buttons – press studs – hook & eyes

    • Sewing Supplies – gadgets and bits and bobs that will help attain that professional finish

    • Interfacing – what, where, how and why do we use interfacing

    • Hand Sewing – different stitches and their uses

    • Seam Finishes – French seams, HongKong seams, Bias bound seams, overlocked seams

    • Gathering explained and made easy.

    • Neckline finishing

    • Zippers – All

    • Waistline Finishes

    • Cuffs and Plackets

    • Tailoring made easy

  • other issues as they arise 


Sew Good with Sue established February 2013

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© sewgoodwithsue 2019

Located at 4 Normanby Street Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Post code: 3186



2 responses to “Sewing Class: Alterations and remaking

  1. Hi Sue i needhelp with hemming and necline and sewing stretch knits. How much are your classes and when do they run

    • Hi Jade, my classes are $40 per two hour class.
      Group Sewing Classes Timetable with availability

      Morning Afternoon Evening
      Monday 10.30am-12.30pm
      Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm 1pm-3pm
      Thursday 4.30pm-6.30pm

      Saturday 10.30am-12.30pm 12.30 – 2.30pm

      *Group classes are $40.00 per two hours.

      Private Class times:
      *Times can be altered slightly to suit if I am available

      Morning Afternoon Evening
      Monday 1pm-3pm,
      5pm -7pm 7pm-9pm
      Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm 7pm-9pm
      Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm 7pm-9pm

      Friday 3pm-5pm, 5pm-7pm
      Saturday 3pm-5pm
      Sunday By appointment at a time to suit

      *Private classes are $100.00 per two hours. $120. For two people

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