Sashiko thread on top of examples of visible mending on muslin. Text: On-Demand Workshop. With PDF mending booklet for repairing woven materials.
Visible Mending Basics Workshop: On Demand
Close up of visible mending on muslin fabric.
Woman smiles up at camera. Behind her a work table with thread, scissors, sewing accessories, and visible mending examples are on the table.
Optional mending kit: cotton muslin swatch, sashiko thread, fabrics swatches, embroidery thread, needle threaders, sharp darning needles, straight pins. Included from not shown: knit sweater swatch, visible mending booklet, tapestry needle, wool yarn. Colors may vary for thread colors and fabric swatches.
Optional thread snips are super sharp, carbon steel with 10 year warranty. Trims light-heavyweight fabrics and thread. Black handle with dark grey steel snips shown next to orange, green, and blue embroidery floss.

Visible Mending Basics Workshop: On Demand


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This is an on-demand class. You'll receive a PDF digital download with instructions on how to view the class, material list, and Visible Mending for Wovens booklet download. Run time: approximately 120 minutes.

This is a recorded class from late January 2023. In this fun and interactive workshop you will get hands-on skills for mending your clothes. This workshop teaches you hand sewing techniques for mending your clothes. This is an introductory class to hand sewing with visible mending techniques for all skill levels.

You’ll learn a couple of different stitches on how to repair and mend your clothes. You’ll also learn a couple of decorative stitches to creatively mend your clothes. All skill levels are welcome. Repair a button down shirt or pair of jeans while watching this video. Or practice your skills with materials in a mending kit (optional add-on). 

What's covered:

  • Best tools and materials for darning and repairing woven fabrics
  • Patching repairs for woven fabrics
  • A few different embroidery stitches for decorative repairs

What's included:

  • PDF digital document with list of supplies, materials, and resource guide
  • Link to view 120 minute recorded class
  • Visible Mending Woven Booklet PDF

When: Watch whenever you have the time. Class runs about 120 minutes long.


    • Purchase a mending kit to practice this hand darning technique. Kits include: Cotton fabric swatch for practicing, a few small cotton swatches for patching, cotton embroidery thread, cotton Sashiko thread, 5 sharp darning needles, 1 tapestry needle, wool yarn, 6 straight pins, needle threader, and visible mending booklet. Colors will vary and will be chosen for you. Mending kits will be shipped to you with your chosen shipping option. 
    • If you take both this class and the Hand Darning Workshop, one kit is enough materials for both classes. 

    This is an introductory class and you'll learn skills to mend your clothes. Even if you've never sewn before this class is an introduction to hand sewing.

    By the end of the class you'll have your own mending sampler you can refer back to again and again.

    What is Visible Mending? Visible mending is a radical act. By making your clothes last longer you're challenging the way we consume clothing. Visible mending brings attention to your loved clothing that might have otherwise ended up in the landfill.

    On-Demand Workshop Policies: 

    • Digital downloads are non-transferable and non-refundable. You'll receive a recording of the class and a material list for sourcing supplies for mending your knitted clothes.

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