ONSITE: Visible Mending: Clothing Repair Through an Embroidery Lens

Learn and practice new hand stitches each week to create vibrant colors and textures for mending clothing. You can apply these techniques to torn areas, stains or embellish something damage-free. We will create patches that can be used for clothing in class or saved for future repairs as we practice various stitch styles.

Special Notes

  • Lisa will have plenty of fabric scraps to practice on and make patches with. If you have any fabric scraps at home you are hoping to use please bring those to class along with any clothes you are hoping to repair and/or embellish. If you do not have any clothing to fix or decorate at the moment, the patches you create in class can be saved for future repairs. If you have a pair of sharp scissors at home, please bring those along too.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

About the Instructor

Lisa Hutchinson

Lisa Hutchinson started Top Stitch Mending five years ago, to help keep clothing out of landfills and keep family heirlooms in circulation. Top Stitch offers clothing repair services, including visible mending and sewing lessons to spread sustainability. With a goal of zero waste, all scraps from past projects are used for future repairs. Lisa is personally driven by reuse, sustainable practices and low impact living. These ideas are explored in the classes she teaches both at her studio and The Visual Arts Center. She has been sewing for 27 years and received her bachelor's degree in fashion design from Drexel University.

Instagram: @topstitchmending

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ONSITE: Visible Mending: Clothing Repair Through an Embroidery Lens

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Class Details
September 12 - October 36 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $135.00
Member Tuition: $121.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Lisa Hutchinson
Level: All Levels