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Mending Workshop with Vanessa Rehder

  • Outlet 2500 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Come and learn the basics of mending your own clothes by hand from Wanderlust Vintage owner Vanessa Rehder!

Vanessa says: With just a needle and thread you can extend the life of a favorite sweater, hem your new dress, replace a button or patch up a hole in your skirt. We will cover a variety of techniques for fixing your clothes. Little to no sewing knowledge is ok and we will cover enough basics to get you going. I feel super passionate about saving our clothing from landfills. Although my background and expertise is in vintage clothing I believe even fast-fashion mall clothing can be saved or altered to fit better. This is a workshop to learn how to bring your clothes back to life, we are not re-fashioning pieces. I will provide tools to keep your clothing in wearable condition.

Each participant will receive a 'mending zine' with techniques, tools and local resources. I'll also have different fabrics, thread and needles for each participant to practice on and then for the last hour I can help people get started mending a piece of clothing they brought.

Register HERE ---> $20 includes supplies and a mending zine.