Sweater Serger-y: Mending Night is Back!

Pinking shears no more! A serger (or an overlock machine, if you are fancy like that) will cut the fabric and finish the edge all in one fell swoop of the presser foot. For January mending night we will have a serger on site to help you recycle old knits into cozy scarves, hats, and mittens.

Of course we will still have tools on hand for any mending projects, but if you’ve never used a serger before, I implore you to sew a seam or two.

WORN’s Thursday Night, Your Stockings Needed Mending
January 12 (and the first Thursday of every month), 7 to 10 p.m.
Freedom Clothing Collective, 939 Bloor Street West
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WORN Mending Night This Thursday

Once again, Wornettes will be piling into Freedom Clothing Collective to frantically fix our glorious garments. If you aren’t scared off by our alliteration, come join us! We will help you find the best way to mend your stuff. For those of you who live your life in pristine elegance and have never torn a seam, we will have supplies on hand to make an easy craft. It may or may not be directly related to this video.

You can also join our mending night Facebook page here and RSVP to the September night here.

Thursday Night Your Stockings Needed Mending
September 1st (and the first Thursday of every month), 6pm – 9:00pm
939 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Come to WORN’s Mending Night

Warmer weather means its time to take the lighter clothes out of storage, but nothing takes the sunshine out of a summer day worse than finding a tear or missing button on your favourite sundress. Luckily, WORN’s got you covered. Bring your damaged goods to WORN Fashion Journal’s monthly mending night at Freedom Clothing Collective. We’ve got the Torontoist and National Post talking: come for the stitching, stay for the tea and conversation. Your wardrobe will thank you.

WORN’s Thursday Night, Your Stockings Needed Mending
August 4th (and the first Thursday of every month), 6-9:00m
Freedom Clothing Collective, 939 Bloor Street West
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Photos by Nancy Paiva of the Torontoist

Come to WORN’S Mending Night: Buttons Edition

What can I say: they’re cute, they make me smile, and they keep our clothes together. But dang if they don’t love to fall off.

Maybe I suffer from hulk-style super strength, but I have a feeling that I am not the only one who keeps losing buttons. Sitting in jars with change and bits of paper, spare buttons permeate my room.

The time for change has come! At our next mending night, we will make it our mission to reattach all the plastic, bone, glass or metal bits that keep our cardigans closed. Let’s make a pact to pull out all those double-breasted blazers that we never wear for that one missing button and restore them to former glory. We owe it to the garments that live relegated to ever growing piles of things “to be fixed.”

As always, feel free to bring any garment or other sewing projects you have to work on.

WORN’s Thursday Night, Your Stockings Needed Mending
July 7th (and the first Thursday of every month), 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Freedom Clothing Collective, 939 Bloor Street West