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Summit Selvage

4/18: Intro to Mending & Alterations

4/18: Intro to Mending & Alterations

Regular price $45.00 USD
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When: Thursday, April 18th, 5:30-8:30pm

Difficulty: No sewing experience required, but it is helpful!

About:The first two hours of class will cover common repairs and alterations for your clothing by showing demos & doing practice samples, then bring a project or two for the last hour to work on with your new skills! Perfect for beginners or those wanting a refresher

Repairs we'll cover:

Machine Sewing:                                                                                                           

  • Darning denim (perfect for big wear-out spots)
  • Split seams

Hand Sewing:

  • Buttons
  • Patches-4 stitch types
  • Delicate rip repair

Alterations we'll cover:

Machine Sewing:

  • Hems
  • Bringing in side seams/sleeves

 Hand Sewing: 

  • Invisible hem


All materials and machines are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you'd prefer! Option to bring a repair or alteration project to work on the last hour of class. 


Emelia (she/her) has been running Summit Selvage full time since August 2022 as a sewing instructor, tailor, designer, and clothing mender. Before that, she worked as a workwear designer and has enjoyed teaching others to sew for close to 10 years. 


Summit Selvage is located on the corner of 1432 12th Ave and Pike St in Capitol Hill, Seattle. The entrance door code for the 12th Ave side will be sent out before class. The space is down the stairs and the last door on your left. The basement is shared with dance studios, and has unisex bathrooms on the third floor. Parking is a big challenge, but luckily we're 1 block from the 2, 12, and 11 bus stops, as well as .5 miles from the lightrail station.

Covid: Masks are currently recommended 

Ticket Policy: Your receipt is your ticket. Let me know if you're unable to make the class as soon as possible! Full refunds given up until 2 weeks before class time, class credit given two weeks to two days before class time.The entrance door code for the 12th Ave side will be sent out before class.

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