Sustainable Textile Teach-In: Mending with Sewing – Hems, Seams & Notions

Mending Series




This Fall, our Sustainable Textile Teach-Ins are taking on the theme of Mending. This series coincides with the launch of our new Textile Learning Hub and Reuse Program which are all about providing accessibility to education and materials for sustainable textile practice. Take on some new skills through this online workshop series, then reserve a ticket to visit us in person and find deals on reused maker materials for your future projects!

In Mending with Sewing – Hems, Seams & Notions, join Education Coordinator Yahn Nemirovsky to learn a variety of introductory techniques for repairing clothing with hand sewing. Techniques covered will focus on the repair of the sewn elements of a garment, such as seams, hems, and zippers, as well as how to sew notions such as buttons and clasps onto clothing. 

All skill levels and ages are welcome. Class size is limited, registration is required.   

You will receive the Zoom meeting access info in a confirmation email upon registration for this program.  A reminder email with complete details on required and optional preparation will be sent out in advance of the Teach-In. 

Type: Program

Date: Sep 29, 2021, 4pm - 5:30pm


If you plan to follow along and try some mending techniques during the Teach-In, please have the following materials ready to work with. (If not, feel free to watch and listen, then try the techniques out later!)

  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread (sewing weight)
  • Scissors
  • Stitch ripper
  • Scrap fabric AND / OR garments in need of fixing
  • Yarn (thin, topstitch weight) – optional
  • Buttons – optional

NOTE: Garments in need of fixing may include clothing with unravelling hems, torn seams, worn stitching surrounding zippers and closures, and loose or missing buttons.



  • Running Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Topstitch
  • Sewing Buttons & Clasps

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