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1323 6th Ave N.
Nashville, TN, 37208

The Skillery is a Nashville coworking space with resources and programming for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small teams and independent professionals, all aimed at making work meaningful, satisfying and unabashedly fun.

Basic Alterations

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Basic Alterations

  • The Skillery 1323 6th Ave N Nashville, TN, 37208 United States (map)

Join seamstress Ashley Adkins for an intimate workshop exploring the basics of customizing your clothing. With no consistent sizing standards, most brands have their own idea of what "fits" with little regard to what really works for you. During this two hour course we will discuss how to make the most out of your wardrobe as we focus on hemming, taking-in, replacing buttons, and mending tears.

Each attendee will leave with a clear idea of their personal measurements and how to tailor their clothing for an optimum fit. We will also address machine troubleshooting, supplies often needed, and how to press your altered garments for a clean finished look.

Who's it for?
This course will be focused on the very beginnings of manipulating clothing, yet a basic knowledge of how to use your sewing machine will be needed. Attendees will need to bring their machine, thread of choice, pins, scissors, and a garment or two for us to work on. Keep in mind the most simple pieces are the best to start with for example: pants which are too long, a shirt needing new buttons, etc.

When does this class meet?
This class meets on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6-8pm.

Who's Teaching?
Ashley's background lies in textiles and pattern design which started with learning how to stitch from online blogs and opensource sewing communities. After attaining her degree at Middle Tennessee State University she has yearned to promote these skills through block printing, sewing workshops, and even a night dedicated to crafting with crazy cat ladies including one charismatic guy too. When not sewing she can be found exploring local hiking trails, searching for new hidden gems and admiring new textures along the way.

Questions about this class? Contact Ashley Adkins at

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