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Beginner's Fix-it-Yourself Course: Machine Work

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Learn how to fix all your favorite outfits !
$18 Tax included

Contains:

  • How to Sew a Tote Strap Back on
  • How to Imitate an Overlock Stitch to Avoid Frays
  • Understanding Fabric Grain Lines
  • How to Sew a Patch Pocket Back on
  • How to Adjust a Pant’s Waistband with an Invisible
  • Elastic Band
  • How to Shorten and Sew a Hem
  • How to Adjust a Blouse or Dress

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Description

This course series for beginners will show your the basics of mending with a sewing machine. Gaia & Dubos reveals techniques employed by professionals while giving clear and simple instructions. By learning to mend your clothes, you will develop your autonomy, reduce your ecological footprint and save on seamstress expenses!

Instructor: Léonie Daignault-Leclerc

Leonie Daignault-Leclerc is the designer and founder of Gaia & Dubos, a Canadian sustainable fashion brand based in Quebec. In her clothing and accessory repair courses, she reveals sewing techniques used by professionals while vulgarizing information with clear explanations and visuals.

She began her fashion creator career at the age of 12, designing made-to-measure garments for herself and her customers. Leonie Daignault-Leclerc has a College Diploma in Fashion Design, a Bachelor in Fashion Merchandising and a Master of Arts in Fashion, where she specialized in sustainable fashion. Internships in Paris, Madrid and Toronto helped her forge her identity as an entrepreneur and designer, and shape her approach towards the fashion indu...

Your Courseplan
Episode 1 - How to Sew a Tote Strap Back on
04:27
Use your sewing machine and discover its secrets : first step, how to sew a tote strap back on !
Episode 2 - How to Imitate an Overlock Stitch to Avoid Frays
03:14
Now that you start to become an expert with your sewing machine, learn how to imitate an overlock stitch
Episode 3 - Understanding Fabric Grain Lines
03:22
Learn a new tip with your sewing machine : how to understand fabric grain lines
Episode 4 - How to Sew a Patch Pocket Back on
03:08
Discover a new hack to sew a patch pocket back on : it may be useful in a lot of situations and for a lot of clothes !
Episode 5 - How to Adjust a Pant’s Waistband with an Invisible Elastic Band (1)
06:10
This tip may help you to adjust your pants in a lot of situations. Discover it now !
Episode 6 - How to Shorten and Sew a Hem
05:20
Once again discover with your teacher Léonie a new tip : how to shorten and sew a hem
Episode 7 - How to Adjust a Blouse or a Dress
05:28
If you want to adjust a blouse or a dress via a sewing technique, then you are at the right place !
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Highlights
  • How to Sew a Tote Strap Back on
  • How to Imitate an Overlock Stitch to Avoid Frays
  • Understanding Fabric Grain Lines
  • How to Sew a Patch Pocket Back on
  • How to Adjust a Pant’s Waistband with an Invisible
  • Elastic Band
  • How to Shorten and Sew a Hem
  • How to Adjust a Blouse or Dress
You Need
  • Sewing machine
  • Needles (sizes 12, 14 and 16)
  • Thread of the colour of the garments you wish to repair (recommended: standard tex-27 polyester thread)
  • Thread bobbin compatible with your sewing machine and filled with the threads you wish to use
  • Sharpened fabric scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Wax or soap chalk
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Elastic band: 15 cm long by 2-3 cm wide (6" x 1")
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