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Learn to Repair your Clothes: Machine Work Series

Learn the basics of clothing repair with this beginners' series.

Learn to Repair your Clothes: Machine Work Series

Learn the basics of clothing repair with this beginners' series.
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Beginners' Fix-it-Yourself Courses
Are you sick of picking up your apples and carrots on the sidewalk because your tote bag fell apart? In this free video course, Gaia & Dubos teaches you how to solidly sew your tote straps back on!
Have you altered a piece of clothing and cut the exceeding fabric, leaving the seam allowances unfinished? Or have you sewn a garment yourself without making a finishing stitch, resulting in uncontrollable frays every time you wash it? In this video course, Gaia & Dubos teaches you how to imitate an overlock stitch (finishing stitch) to avoid frays! Warning! Your sewing machine must comprise a basic zigzag stitch option (normally available on modern domestic machines).
Have you always dreamed of sewing your own creations from used garments or new fabric? Gaia & Dubos teaches you the importance of grain lines and explains all you need to know about them to create perfectly-tailored garments.
Do your pockets tend to rebel when you overload them with your wallet or your phone? Learn how to sew your pockets back on with this simple and efficient technique. Warning! This technique only applies to patch pockets. For other types of pockets, you might want to check the courses How to Fix a Cut Seam and How to Fix a Tear, both available in the Hand Stitch Series. If the garment if lined, make sure you have access to its inside so as to not sew through the lining.
Do you have pants or skirts that fit perfectly everywhere but the waist? Gaia & Dubos's designer reveals her secret technique to adjust your garments' waist with a simple elastic band! Warning! Do not employ this technique if your garment is more than 5cm (2") too big at the waist! If so, visit an experimented seamstress because your pants need a real surgery!
Are you tired of stepping on your pants or getting your sleeves wet while washing the dishes? Learn how to shorten and sew a hem on a pair of pants, a skirt, a dress or on sleeves with this simple technique! Warning! Ask for a friend's help to help you measure the hem's length.
Do you have any dresses, skirts or blouses that are too big? Would you like them to be more fitted? Learn how to adjust your clothes with this simple and efficient technique! Warning! We recommend asking for a friend's help to measure the adjustments directly on your body. Also, we do not recommend this technique for beginners if the garment you wish to alter is lined, since the lining increases the degree of difficulty.

This course series for beginners will show you the basics of mending with a sewing machine. The instructor 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.

Requirements

  • Sewing machine
  • Needles (sizes 12, 14 and 16)
  • A thread of the color 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")
Beginners' Fix-it-Yourself Courses
Are you sick of picking up your apples and carrots on the sidewalk because your tote bag fell apart? In this free video course, Gaia & Dubos teaches you how to solidly sew your tote straps back on!
Have you altered a piece of clothing and cut the exceeding fabric, leaving the seam allowances unfinished? Or have you sewn a garment yourself without making a finishing stitch, resulting in uncontrollable frays every time you wash it? In this video course, Gaia & Dubos teaches you how to imitate an overlock stitch (finishing stitch) to avoid frays! Warning! Your sewing machine must comprise a basic zigzag stitch option (normally available on modern domestic machines).
Have you always dreamed of sewing your own creations from used garments or new fabric? Gaia & Dubos teaches you the importance of grain lines and explains all you need to know about them to create perfectly-tailored garments.
Do your pockets tend to rebel when you overload them with your wallet or your phone? Learn how to sew your pockets back on with this simple and efficient technique. Warning! This technique only applies to patch pockets. For other types of pockets, you might want to check the courses How to Fix a Cut Seam and How to Fix a Tear, both available in the Hand Stitch Series. If the garment if lined, make sure you have access to its inside so as to not sew through the lining.
Do you have pants or skirts that fit perfectly everywhere but the waist? Gaia & Dubos's designer reveals her secret technique to adjust your garments' waist with a simple elastic band! Warning! Do not employ this technique if your garment is more than 5cm (2") too big at the waist! If so, visit an experimented seamstress because your pants need a real surgery!
Are you tired of stepping on your pants or getting your sleeves wet while washing the dishes? Learn how to shorten and sew a hem on a pair of pants, a skirt, a dress or on sleeves with this simple technique! Warning! Ask for a friend's help to help you measure the hem's length.
Do you have any dresses, skirts or blouses that are too big? Would you like them to be more fitted? Learn how to adjust your clothes with this simple and efficient technique! Warning! We recommend asking for a friend's help to measure the adjustments directly on your body. Also, we do not recommend this technique for beginners if the garment you wish to alter is lined, since the lining increases the degree of difficulty.

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Léonie Daignault Leclerc

I'm Leonie, designer and founder of Gaia & Dubos.
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