Calendar of Events


See below for our virtual and in-person mending classes and other in-person events!

    CANCELLED: June 13, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Intro to Hand Darning Workshop | Norwood Life Society Thrift Store, 6019 North Nina Avenue Chicago, IL 60631

      June 19, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Virtual Clothes-Mending Sew-a-Long | via zoom | TICKETS

      Pare down your mending pile while sewing with our virtual community. Chat and share clothes-mending ideas. Informal, non-teaching workshop.

      • Come with your mending pile and questions
      • Meet online via zoom
      • Stay for 2 hours or pop in for as long as you can
      • Chat and share clothes-mending ideas
      • Meet other sewers/menders
      • Informal/non-teaching workshop, but feel free to ask any repair questions.

      June 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Visible Mending Workshop | The Refilleri, 1007 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60622 | TICKETS

      Learn the basics of hand sewing with visible mending techniques for repairing your clothes. This workshop will cover:
      • Different stitches for repairing clothes with decorative stitches
      • Practical stitches for broken seams
      • The best tools and materials for repairing woven garments
      • How to identify woven fabrics
      • Each student will create a mending sampler for you to practice the repair techniques
      • This is an introductory class for all skill levels
      • Materials included in the ticket price

      June 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Intro to Hand Darning Workshop | Indigo & Violet Studio, 1411 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, 60613 | TICKETS

      Learn the basics of hand darning knit fabrics. You’ll learn how to repair your holey socks and sweaters.

      • How to darn a rectangular patch with yarn
      • The best tools and materials for repairing your knits
      • How to identify knit fabrics
      • Each student will create a mending sampler for you to practice the repair techniques
      • This is an introductory class for all skill levels
      • Materials included in ticket price

      June 29, 6:30 - 8:30 | Visible Mending Basics Workshop | Indigo & Violet Studio, 1411 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, 60613 | TICKETS

      Learn the basics of hand sewing with visible mending techniques for repairing your clothes. This workshop will cover:
      • Different stitches for repairing clothes with decorative stitches
      • Practical stitches for broken seams
      • The best tools and materials for repairing woven garments
      • How to identify woven fabrics
      • Each student will create a mending sampler for you to practice the repair techniques
      • This is an introductory class for all skill levels
      • Materials included in the ticket price


      virtual clothes-mending sew-a-long

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