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Basic Sewing & Mending Skills



Are you all thumbs when it comes to sewing on a button? Want to learn how to hem your pants? Need to resew a zipper? Did you find a hole in your sweater and want to seamlessly mend it?
Let us teach you all these sewing basics that are no longer taught in most schools!
Bring your mendable items or learn on ours!

Note: This is not an alterations workshop - depending on time constraints and number of participants, you may not finish all mending items in class but we will be sure you are comfortable with the skills to work on your own at home!





Class Policies

Attendance Agreements:

  • You acknowledge that crafting often involves the use of electrical equipment, irons, and sewing machines, as well as needles, scissors, and rotary cutters, and that the use of these tools includes risks that can lead to injury. You agree to release and hold harmless Needles & Bolts, LLC its instructors, and employees from any and all claims and liability related to any accident that may arise as a result of your or your child's participation in classes, workshops, or programs. Should the need arise, you agree to first aid and/or medical treatment.
  • Each person who is planning to attend a class must purchase a seat.
  • Please be on time for class to be respectful of the other students and instructors.

Cancellations + Rescheduling:

  • All classes need a minimum of 2 students to run (except the "Make Friends" series). If a class has less than 2 students 24 hours before class starts, we will contact you and discuss moving your seat into the next available workshop or offer you a credit of the class amount paid to put towards a future class.
  • We do not offer refunds for classes unless Needles & Bolts needs to cancel for any reason. Store Credit or a transfer to another workshop is permitted. We do allow transfer of class credit to another student. We require a 48-hour notice of cancellation before the start of your class to receive a store credit. Please note that we cannot offer a store credit if you are within the 48-hour time frame. If you need to cancel a class or switch the date and the 48-hour deadline has not passed, please email us at hello@needlesandbolts.com to do so and we will be happy to help.
  • There are NO refunds, exchanges, or store credits given at any time for classes with out-of-town instructors and special guest instructors.

 

Additional Information

Parking:
  • Free street parking is available on Germantown Avenue, Carpenter Lane, Meehan Street, and surrounding side streets. Please note that even if parking is free, there may be an enforced time limit. You may need to walk a bit to get to the shop, please plan accordingly.
Mass Transit:
  • The SEPTA 23 bus from Market Street Station in Center City headed towards Chestnut Hill stops directly in front of Needles & Bolts.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Bring items that need some light mending (missing button, hole, hem). This is not an alterations workshop
Instructor: Beth Paolini
Instructor Bio: Beth is an accomplished seamstress, who has taught sewing classes for Mt. Airy Learning Tree. She currently works at the Philadelphia Art Museum and has been doing reproduction sewing & upholstery there since 2005. A patent instructor, she loves walking sewists through the magic of garment construction to help them build their own handmade wardrobes.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

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