Adapt & Adjust: Introduction to Alterations and Open Sew Lab

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Program Description


Join SBPL and The Crafter’s Library to learn techniques for bringing your unique personal style to life in a sustainable way. Learn to alter ready-to-wear or thrifted clothes, giving your hacked clothes a professional finish. We will be discussing the best methods for hemming jeans, dress pants, skirts, and shirts, as well as how to make simple fit changes to give your clothes a second life. Bring in a shirt, dress, jacket, or pair of pants so that we can discuss real examples and try some alterations. After the initial one-hour introduction to alterations, participants are invited to meet with instructors for one-on-one help with their alteration sewing projects.

This program is supported by a Library Services and Technology Act grant, administered in California by the California State Library.


Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.