Clothes Repair and Transform CityEast College

Course Outline

Breathe new life into good clothes, reduce your clothing spend and revitalise your wardrobe.

In this on the spot repair support session we’ll take a look at your pre loved problems, your saggy hems, or ill fitting faves and we’ll breathe new life into them where we can. Or we will rethink its reuse, if it’s time to say goodbye.

Feel confident when called on to take-up trousers or skirt hems, make simple repairs or work out how to make garments fit you better.

In this hands on session you will work on your project, and also learn from those around you as each piece of clothing is unique.

Ideal for...

Anyone who wants to learn transform a beloved piece of clothing. No experience necessary.


  • Gain basic alteration skills
  • Discover creative ways to reuse/transform clothing
  • Learn how to deconstruct clothing to resuse fabric for other purposes

What to bring

  • an item of clothing to repair or transform
  • hand sewing needles
  • 2 reels of thread (one reel to match your fabric and one in contrasting colour)
  • dressmakers pins (long)
  • scissors (large for cutting fabric)
  • an unpicker

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.

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