Quick Fixes – Knitwear

In these videos, we’ll go through some different techniques you can use for fixing holes or damage in knitwear if you’re looking for something faster or simpler than darning, or just to create a different effect.

Part 1 goes through a smocking technique and an eyelet technique, whilst part 2 goes through a version of ‘Boro’ patching for knitwear. For more information on ‘Boro’ take a look at our ‘Boro’ video and how-to on our blog.

If you’re looking for the yarns or materials you need to get started on these techniques, we’ve got some mending kits available on our Etsy shop.

Fast Fashion Therapy at The Create Place

A regular and free sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter. Drop by or stay for the whole session. Sewing machines, iron and basic sewing equipment is provided. Please bring along a sewing kit if you have one. We are a friendly and inclusive group. Be prepared to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste. Email us to book your space on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk

‘Darning’ video tutorial

We’ve got a new ‘Darning’ video tutorial on our YouTube channel!

This video will take you through the basics of how to darn holes in knitwear. The technique can be used on an area that’s just worn down or where a hole has appeared to strengthen the item of clothing and create a new piece of fabric in the damaged area. This video shows a visible style of mending but the same technique can be used to repair invisibly if you use a matching thread.

If you’re looking for the basic kit you need to get started on your darning, head to our Shop to find our new darning kits!

Don’t have a darning mushroom at home? How about something from your kitchen? Read our blog on what to use around your home in place of a darning mushroom.

Fast Fashion Therapy at The Create Place

A regular and free sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter. Drop by or stay for the whole session. Sewing machines, iron and basic sewing equipment is provided. Please bring along a sewing kit if you have one. We are a friendly and inclusive group. Be prepared to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste. Email us to book your space on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk

Fast Fashion Therapy at The Create Place

A regular and free sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter. Drop by or stay for the whole session. Sewing machines, iron and basic sewing equipment is provided. Please bring along a sewing kit if you have one. We are a friendly and inclusive group. Be prepared to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste. Email us to book your space on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk

Fast Fashion Therapy at The Create Place

A regular and free sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter. Drop by or stay for the whole session. Sewing machines, iron and basic sewing equipment is provided. Please bring along a sewing kit if you have one. We are a friendly and inclusive group. Be prepared to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste. Email us to book your space on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk

Clothing Repair Cafe at LSD: A Sustainable Fashion Event

Got something at the back of your wardrobe you’ve been meaning to fix or alter for a while? Bring it along to our clothing repair cafe at LSD: A Sustainable Fashion Event, and we’ll have the sewing equipment and advice you need to get working on it.

Sewing kit, small pieces of fabric, trims and access to sewing machines will be available at the workshop.

This workshop will be part of…

LSD: A Sustainable Fashion Event

A Slow Fashion Event with up to 30 sustainable fashion brands, upcycling workshops, clothes recycle drop off, panel talks, music and more!

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Visible Mending Skills: Darning and Boro at LSD:A Sustainable Fashion Event

Get an introduction to darning and a patching technique inspired by the Japanese art of ‘Boro’ to help you mend and up-cycle old or damaged clothes. The workshop will take you through the basics of these ‘visible mending’ techniques to leave you feeling inspired to keep fixing at home!

LSD: A Sustainable Fashion Event (Weekend #2)

A Slow Fashion Event with up to 30 sustainable fashion brands, upcycling workshops, clothes recycle drop off, panel talks, music and more!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Visible Mending Skills: Darning and Boro at LSD:A Sustainable Fashion Event

Get an introduction to darning and a patching technique inspired by the Japanese art of ‘Boro’ to help you mend and up-cycle old or damaged clothes. The workshop will take you through the basics of these ‘visible mending’ techniques to leave you feeling inspired to keep fixing at home!

LSD: A Sustainable Fashion Event (Weekend #1)

A Slow Fashion Event with up to 30 sustainable fashion brands, upcycling workshops, clothes recycle drop off, panel talks, music and more!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Fast Fashion Therapy at The Create Place

A regular and free sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter. Drop by or stay for the whole session. Sewing machines, iron and basic sewing equipment is provided. Please bring along a sewing kit if you have one. We are a friendly and inclusive group. Be prepared to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste. Email us to book your space on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk