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A range of workshops that teach you how to alter or re-purpose your wardrobe with ease

Clothing alteration for beginners

For those who have never used the sewing machine before or have done only straight stitches, this workshop mixes basic sewing technique with basic clothing alteration. The workshop starts with techniques for different fabrics before moving to real alterations.

Session 1-2 : Basic use of sewing machine. Machine tension on different fabric. Overlocking machine (serge machine). Stitching and back stitching practise. Assembling seam and seam allowance mechanism. Unpicking a seam.
Session 3 : Hemming dresses/ trousers/ skirts/jeans (different finishing techniques)
Session 4 : Sewing on buttons/hooks/zipper and other fastenings, fit garment to the body by adjusting the side seams.
Session 5 : Sewing elastic band to fit the garment to the body. Changing elastic band
(Students have to prepare articles/samples for lesson 3-5 and they will be told on lesson 2)

5 sessions (10 hrs) at 2,580 HKD.

Advanced Clothing alteration

For those who know how to use the sewing machine or complete “Clothing alteration for beginner” or “Introduction to sewing”.

Session 1-2 : Adding darts to garments to fit the body; adding waistband to shape the garment
Session 3 : Adjusting armhole to fit the body
Session 4 : Patching or adding fabric to undersized garment
Session 5 : Handling jersey fabric, neckline alteration
Session 6 : Opening slits and finishing application

6 sessions (12 hrs) at 3,080 HKD.

Join both beginner and advanced clothing alteration 11 sessions (22 hrs) for 5,000 HKD only

Redress workshop

Shaping garments to become something that you want to wear again. Create something new from your pre-loved garments through a range of great up-cycling ideas and techniques to breathe new life into a wardrobe.

This is a guided workshop for advanced students who complete “Clothing alteration for beginner” or “Introduction to sewing” and “Advance Clothing alteration” or who have years of sewing experience.

Bring your pre-owned garments. Brainstorm recycling ideas, planning and action.

3 sessions (6 hrs) at HKD1650

If you want to do more than one garment, discounts available on further sessions

Join beginner, advanced clothing alteration and full redress workshop 14 sessions (28 hrs) for only HKD 7000.

Important note :

We would like to highlight the following point from our normal terms & conditions.

The session numbers shown are the average expected time taken to complete the course. However, we appreciate some students are slower and some are faster. Our classes are organised as workshops to allow for different paces. If someone is genuinely slower to get through the work then we may allow them to attend additional time. If this is apparent we will discuss with you as to whether we need to make an additional charge. If students finish quicker than the stated time there is no discount/refund/credit. The price is to cover the knowledge and practice gained not time spent in the class. There is no benefit to going faster for no reason. If you work naturally faster then you have gained time but the price remans the same.

Please note that in addition to the main ITS terms and conditions, fashion course have some additional conditions. Please read them here.

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