Beginner's Fix-it-Yourself Course: Machine Work
to your schedule!
- 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
Materials you need at home:
- 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
- Iron and ironing board
- Elastic band: 15 cm long by 2-3 cm wide (6" x 1")
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!
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 industry.