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Hand Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea

Course Details
$300 4 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Nov 17, 9:30am - Dec 08, 3:00pm (3 sessions)

Chelsea, Manhattan
227 W 27th St
Btwn W 27th & W 26th St
New York, New York 10001
Course/Section: SXW 425 55C
No class on Dec 1.
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Michael Harrell

What you'll learn in this sewing class:

In this course, you'll learn more than a dozen hand stitches, zipper applications, hemming techniques, as well as various methods for attaching buttons and other closures. These skills are not only valuable for day-to-day life, but can easily be applied wardrobing, costume design, and styling careers. Resource materials are included.

Bring to first session: 

  • 12-inch ruler
  • mechanical pencil or colored tailor's chalk
  • embroidery scissors
  • one yard of plain muslin
  • no.7 sharp hand-sewing needles
  • and black, all-purpose 100-percent cotton thread. 

Additional supplies will be discussed in first class. 

Punctual arrival and full attendance is required due to the abundance of material covered. 

Check room postings in the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center (27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue), by security (please tell security where you're going. Bring your order form to show.), or call the day of class for room locations: 212-217-8741 or 212-217-3334.

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Refund Policy
Continuing and Professional Studies Refund Policy:

Courses canceled 24 business hours in advance can be fully refunded. Courses that have 2 sessions has 25% refund after first session. Courses that have 3 sessions has 50% refund after first session; No refund after second session. Courses that have 4 sessions will have 50% refund after first session and 25% refund after second session and no refund after third session. Courses that have 5 or more sessions has 75% refund after first session, 50% after second session and 25% after third session and no refund after fourth session.

Please note that there are no makeup sessions and it is highly recommended students attend all sessions of classes they sign up for. They are short, intensive courses and missing one day is missing a lot. 

Precollege Programs Refund Policy:

The $15 registration fee is not refundable.

The refund period ends prior to the second scheduled session of the class, in accordance with the following:

FIT Precollege Programs canceled the course due to low enrollment :
100% including registration fee

Withdrawal prior to the last day of registration :
100% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to first day of class:
75% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal prior to second day of class:
50% exclusive of registration fee

Withdrawal thereafter:
No refund


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If unsure of your room number, please visit the main security desk at the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center at 27th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue for Room Information.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:30am - 3:00pm Michael Harrell 3 $300
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Nov 24 9:30am - 3:00pm Michael Harrell
Sun, Dec 08 9:30am - 3:00pm Michael Harrell

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Question from anonymous
I assume there will be a few breaks. How is the class structured?
Answer from Margaret O. Verified Student
I seem to remember we had a lunch break. Instructor demonstrates a few things then we all do it. she walks around and checks. when everyone is done she demonstrates another technique and so on. hope this helps. btw i thought the class was useful and informative.
Answer from Anne M. Verified Student
Yes, we had a lunch break. I believe it was an hour. Don’t be late to return or you will miss good stuff. Great class!!
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! There is a half hour break from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. The school suggests that you bring breakfast and lunch. If you come early you should have coffee, tea or make sure you eat breakfast. And bring your lunch. The course covers a lot in 5 hours.
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Question from anonymous
Hi, do you need any experience sewing for this class?
Answer from anonymous
No, you do not. This course is for beginners.
Question from Adriana C.
Any chances of having this class on evenings or weekend?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Adriana! That's how this class is offered for now. Please save it to your wishlist, so when the new dates are offered you will be automatically notified.

Reviews of Classes at Fashion Institute of Technology (891)

(891 Reviews)
Hand Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials
Reviewed by Lewis B. on 4/28/2019
Great class instructor was very patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to do garment alterations.
Hand Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials
Reviewed by Melissa C. on 10/28/2018
Great teacher !
Hand Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/26/2017
I learned a lot in class.
Hand Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/26/2017
Great class, a bit fast paced for the beginner but it makes sense because theres so much to get through.
Hand Sewing, Mending, and Alteration Essentials
Reviewed by Angela Gabriella V. on 7/25/2019
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