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Austin Resource Recovery presents Fix-It at Home!, an interactive, online workshop series aimed at teaching Austinites repair and maintenance skills from home. Classes range from learning sewing basics and ‘patching’ up clothes, to fixing recreational equipment and household appliances. You’ll meet and learn from a local expert who will instruct you and other Austinites during the class.

This class is for anyone with a sewing machine who wants to learn how to patch and hem clothing. Learn how to make your pants or skirt fit well, with ease. If you don’t have a sewing machine, there will be a couple of non-sewing techniques to learn from as well.

Class size is limited participants that live in Austin, TX will be given priority. If you are unable to attend, please remove your registration.

Materials Required

  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Bobbins
  • Scissors
  • 4”x4” square of fabric (get creative- feel free to use a piece from an old piece of clothing)
  • Clothing item with a hole
  • Pair of pants or a skirt to hem
  • Fusible interfacing (optional)

Class Content

  • Refresher on how to thread a sewing machine
  • Patching techniques using a sewing machine
  • Hemming on a sewing machine

Safety Guidelines

This class is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Meet the Instructor

Logan Kramer is a home sewer focused on apparel sewing whose sewing education began 10 years ago when she wanted to upcycle and alter clothes. Her favorite recent sewing projects include jerseys for UT Austin’s robot soccer team and alterations for the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company.

Technology

This workshop will be hosted on an online platform called WebEx. This may require downloading an application on your computer or phone. The ability to share your camera is encouraged, though is not required to participate. A link will be provided before the workshop.

Virtual Event
United States

A person cuts a pair of jeans to be hemmed
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