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4 Simple Alterations Classes to Enhance Your Wardrobe

4 Simple Alterations Classes to Enhance Your Wardrobe

What’s the most embarrassing item in your wardrobe? Is it the feather earrings you absolutely needed or maybe it’s that eye patch you purchased during your pirate phase in life? Whatever it may be, you can mend and spruce your wardrobe in these easy classes. Need to fix some jeans? You can do that. Needing a new backpack? You can make one here. How about a knitted skull cap for a biker? Well, this guide will help you learn. Discover a craftier, practical side to NYC.

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    Simple Clothes Alterations
    Simple Clothes Alterations

    Ripped jeans, missing buttons, and, well, that shirt missing a sleeve because you drunkenly wanted a breeze all need repairs. There’s no need to buy a new wardrobe. Hell, even the jeans may be considered fashionable. Rather than paying a tailor anywhere from $20 to, hmm, $220, why don’t you make these simple alterations yourself? Discover tailoring basics such as hemming and simple hand sewn replacements, including button fixing and correcting seams. In this class, you literally bring your damaged garments because your clothes act as the hands-on demonstration. All they needed were a simple alteration.

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    Sewing -- Do not enable
    Sewing -- Do not enable

    Esaie Couture Design School

    What does your wardrobe need? You already own leather jeans from Friends, that puffy shirt from Seinfeld, and you splurged in an ‘80’s “Members Only” jacket, you suave devil. But your wardrobe needs touches of your personality. It needs to sing your style, not the style of a cheesy pirate with shiny pants. Esaie Couture Design School, one of the most famous in NYC, will give you a compact course, teaching you the way around a sewing machine. You’ll master the tools and terminology, sew basic stitches, and hem your way to a new backpack or blouse. Who knows?

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    Beginner Knitting
    Beginner Knitting

    Lion Brand Yarn Studio

    Knitting. Is it the craft of cat ladies or merely a means of warmth for northern souls? Eh, it’s probably a bit of both, but, with skill and patience, knitting is a reliable way to make your own clothing, accessories, or a skull cap for a baby...or Hell’s Angel. Here, you’ll learn the stitches, differentiate between yarn types, and begin your new, knitted creation. Whether they’re kitten mittens, protectors of frostbite, or a little blanket, you’ll never need to buy winter clothes again.

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    Feather Fascinator Workshop
    Feather Fascinator Workshop

    Artikal

    ...for on the off chance you’re invited to a royal wedding…

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