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Summit Selvage

6/08: Intro to Hems, Tapering & Quick Repairs

6/08: Intro to Hems, Tapering & Quick Repairs

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When: Saturday, June 8th, 10am-12:30pm

Difficulty: No sewing experience required, but a little bit is helpful!

About:The first 30 minutes of class will cover how sewing machines work, common troubleshooting tips, and how to sew a basic seam. We will then go over how to do common repairs (popped seams and fabric rips) and alterations (hems and tapering). The last 30-45min of class will be for completing a quick personal project of your choosing. 

Machine Skills

  • How sewing machines work
  • How to thread a machine
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • How to sew a basic seam

Repairs we'll cover:                                                                                                    

  • Machine darning (perfect for big wear-out spots like worn knees and pants thighs)
  • Split seams

Alterations we'll cover:

  • Hems
  • Bringing in side seams/sleeves


All materials and machines are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you'd prefer! Option to bring a quick repair or alteration project to work on the last 30-45min 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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