Repair and Alteration Workshops

Do you have something in your wardrobe that’s in need of a revamp or quick fix?

Caring for clothes and keeping them in use for longer is the single biggest thing we can do to reduce the environmental impact of clothing.

Come along to free lunchtime sessions where Love Your Clothes experts will be on hand to show you how to carry out simple repairs and bring your item back to life!

Sewing machines and tools will be provided. Please bring along your item that needs attention. If you have a zip that needs replacing please bring along a replacement (Cardiff Market has a good haberdashery shop).

The workshops will cover:

Hems and alterations

  • Taking up trousers/skirts, fixing hems
  • Altering waistlines
  • Shortening or adding materials to clothes


Holes, rips, patches

  • Sewing patches to cover stains or rips
  • Darning and mending holes and rips
  • Covering scuffed collars or cuffs


Zips, buttons, fastenings

  • Sewing on missing buttons and fixing buttonholes
  • Fixing zips, hooks, poppers and other fastenings
  • Re-threading cords and elasticated areas

There are a limited number of spaces per workshop. Please book your place by clicking on the link of the workshop you'd like to attend. 

Date

Location

Workshop

Monday 22 January

Room 404c, County Hall

12.00pm-12.30pm: Hems and alterations

12.30pm-1.00pm: Holes, rips, patches

1.00pm-2.00pm: Zips, buttons, fastenings

Tuesday 23 January

Room 404c, County Hall

12.00pm-12.30pm: Hems and alterations

12.30pm-1.00pm: Holes, rips, patches

1.00pm-2.00pm: Zips, buttons, fastenings

Wednesday 24 January

Canteen, County Hall

12.00pm-12.30pm: Hems and alterations

12.30pm-1.00pm: Holes, rips, patches

1.00pm-2.00pm: Zips, buttons, fastenings

Thursday 25 January

Armstrong Meeting Room, Wilcox House

12.00pm-12.30pm: Hems and alterations

12.30pm-1.00pm: Holes, rips, patches

1.00pm-2.00pm: Zips, buttons, fastenings

Friday 26 January

Conference Room 2, Lamby Way

12.00pm-12.30pm: Hems and alterations

12.30pm-1.00pm: Holes, rips, patches

1.00pm-2.00pm: Zips, buttons, fastenings

 

 

If you are unable to attend one of the workshops, the Love Your Clothes website is packed full of top tips, videos and downloadable guides on everything from how to build a capsule wardrobe, removing common stains to repairing broken zips and crafting projects for families – all for FREE. Get started with the care and repair video guides.