Adding Pockets to Pre-Existing Clothing

Adding Pockets to Pre-Existing Clothing

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 NEW SESSION TIME ADDED - Tuesday May 28th

- 6.30pm to 9.30pm (one week)


Can you add pockets to a dress?

Can you add pockets to a skirt?

Need to make the ones on your pants bigger?

How about a secret pocket inside your coat lining?

We say let’s do it all!

All too often clothing we love is created without pockets… and the time is now when it comes to changing this travesty!

In this workshop, Ariane will show you 5 essential shapes for different pockets that will transform any of your garments. Bring along your clothing that you would like to amend, and we will work through upcycling and improving them.


Key Takeaways / Learning's from the class:

Pocket shapes and their uses / when to use them (trouser, jacket, patch, inseam and side seam)

Knowledge on how to add these pockets to your favourite garments


Pre Class Requirements:

  1. Completed the Introductory to Sewing Machines or Overlocker’s class using either your own machine or one of Ariane's


  1. Discussed with Ariane that you have suitable recent experience with a machine to be able to enjoy this class


  1. An awareness that your alterations will need to be completed by hand, which is possible. Ariane will be able to show you how   


What to bring with you:

A notebook

Your garment(s) that you would like to add pockets to. To make the most of this class and try different methods bring along a few different types of garments

Any fabrics you would like to make the pockets out of. This can be a contrast or matching, it's up to you. Sometimes having a flash of colour can add some fun to the garment. Please make sure it is NOT a stretch fabric to ensure the stability of the pockets

Your Sewing machine or Overlocker plus accessories to operate


What would you receive:

Knowledge of different types of pockets

Assistance from Ariane specifically tailored to your garments and requirements

Needles, threads, scissors and snips will all be provided 


Class Capacity:

Capped at 4 people 


Access to the private 'Sparkle Gang Stitch' Facebook group:


You will be added to the special secret Sparkle Gang Stitch Facebook group - a place where Ariane will be sharing tips and tricks for sewing and secret ideas for how to improve your sewing. Class attendees will be encouraged to share pictures of their makes and share knowledge and ideas. It's a community we're growing for the Sewing Revolution! This is the place to have access to Ariane's technical knowledge during and after the course


Who can attend?

The classes are operated in a respectful manner and no preferences will be taken over the gender of attendees - everyone is encouraged to take part!

Anyone over the age of 18 due to the use of sewing machines


Class Length:

3 hours x 1 week


Dates and Times of Classes:  

Thursday 9th May - 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Monday 17th June - 10am to 1pm



Sessions will be held at Ariane's studio - 18 Dawson Street, Brunswick


Refund and Cancellation Policy:

No Refund applicable. The sessions are run on a drop-in basis, capped at 4 people per session - you will need to advise Ariane in advance which ones you would like to attend to help manage this. If you miss a session, you are welcome to attend a different time so long as it is run again and there is space in that session. Not transferable to another person. To run, this class needs a minimum of 3 attendees booked in, if this is not the case 24 hours before the class begins Ariane may be in touch to re-schedule to another date


A final note:

The patterns used and kept as part of this course are authorised to be used at home for domestic use. They are not authorised to be used for commercial garment production. If this is an area you would like help with, please advise Ariane – she will quote accordingly


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