[Virtual] Fix Your Clothes: Hand Sewing for Total Beginners

Saturday, April 24th, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm (ET)

About

In this class, you’ll fight the forces of fast fashion by learning how to thread a needle, attach a button, darn a hole, and other basic hand sewing techniques to make your clothes last longer. Come save both your wallet and the environment, no sewing machine required. All levels are welcome (no experience necessary)!

The instructor will discuss and/or demonstrate various mending techniques, followed by Q&A. If there’s a particular item on which you want mending advice, please bring it to class! Time permitting, we’ll discuss ideas for your next project.

The Zoom link will be shared in advance of the event.

About the Instructor

Meg Hathaway, a former DC EcoWomen board member, is a senior regulatory specialist on pesticide policy at the Environmental Protection Agency by day and hobby dabbler by night! She also happens to be the daughter of a professional costume designer, which meant she grew up wearing incredibly badass Halloween costumes. Meg sadly never took to sewing as much as her mom, but picked up some quick and dirty mending tricks to repair her clothing and save stuff from the trash. By teaching mending basics, she hopes to empower others to reclaim the joy of fixing things and reduce their environmental impact.

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