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Tailoring, Alterations, Repairs & Upcycling

Learn the secrets of transforming your clothes to fit perfectly and have the style you love in this fun sewing class. No experience is necessary, just bring in your garments and let Sew Anastasia guide you through the world of tailoring, alterations, repairs, and upcycling. Give your wardrobe a new life and join us in saving the world, one stitch at a time.

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  • 18 and older
  • $355
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  • 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 18 hours over 6 sessions

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What you'll learn in this sewing class:

You'll learn all you need to know to take clothes apart and put them back together, so that they fit like you want and have the style you love. This sewing class is sew fun!

No prior experience is required, but doing Sewing 101 or equivalent will make it easier to focus on the garment work.

Give the clothes in your closet a new life! 

Let's save the world and UPCYCLE, Tailor and Repair.

Tailoring: Improving the fit of the clothes

Alterations: Changing the appearance, character, or structure of clothes

Upcycling: Transforming an existing garment into a fresh new style

Repairs: Fixing or mending your beloved garments

Bring in any projects that you would like assistance in learning how to alter

We provide all the tools, machines, and cutting space you'll need, and Anastasia will be there to help and guide you every step of the way. Just bring in the garments you want to alter and any additional fabric, trim, and matching threads you want to use on them. If you need garments to practice on, go to a thrift store and pick some up (so cheap!).

Below are some common alterations we can go over in class, but the sky's the limit in sewing! Got an idea you want to go for, great! Just ask!

  • Taking in a seam
  • Letting out a seam
  • Adding darts
  • Adding pockets
  • Hemming jeans with original hem
  • Hemming pants, skirts, dresses, etc
  • Shortening sleeves
  • Tailoring a dress
  • Tailoring a jacket
  • Taking in pants
  • Cropping a top, shirt, sweater, or jacket
  • Changing necklines
  • Taking in shoulders
  • Changing the waist size 
  • Taking up the shoulder in a garment
  • Altering sweaters
  • Adjusting lengths
  • Slimming pants
  • Repairing holes in jeans
  • Changing sleeves
  • Adding trims
  • Putting in a new zipper 
  • Adding a new lining
  • Put new elastic in a casing

Refund Policy

Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a 95% refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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Anastasia Chatzka is a Chicago based fashion designer with over 20 years of sewing, pattern drafting, and design experience. She has refined her skills through the years while working with renowned industry professionals, including Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui. Anastasia also has a BFA in fashion design....

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