Creative Mending

Explore your creativity and extend the life of your wardrobe with these fun mending techniques

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Priced in US dollars

Creative mending - This workshop is accessible straight away and can be watched as many times as you like.

The course is all about giving an old garment a bit of repair and love so it’s last longer. Learning to repair a pair of jeans, a rip, a patch to help that garment continue its journey for a little longer whilst helping us reduce our environmental footprint too!

It will inspire you to be a little more creative with your stitching and it’s a great way to use up your fabric stash.

The Creative Mending workshop covers

  • Three basic stitches for mending
  • Mending a rip
  • different types of patching
  • Darning socks and a woollen blanket
  • repairing a crotch
  • Mending jeans -
  • with a sewing machine
  • by hand
  • Repairing jean hems - three different ways
  • Bias binding - it’s uses and how to make and use it.
  • Sewing on a button
  • and many inspirational ideas.

If you purchase this workshop with our Slow Stitching workshop you will receive a BIG discount.

Please note these creative workshops are for personal use only and are not to be used or replicated in a commercial manner. By enrolling in a Craft School Oz online course you agree to this.


I bought both the slow stitching and textile basket course - I love everything about Ruth’s teaching style, the video technique looking over her shoulder that enables me to see the stitches as I am doing them. Being able to revisit and revise at my own pace and in my own time has been so helpful.



I really love these online workshops. I live in a small country town so there is no opportunity to attend craft classes. The information is in chapters, very easy to watch and learn from, and I can revisit it as many times as I need to.


I’ve attended an in-person workshop with Ruth from Craft School Oz and also used four of the online workshops that she offers - all have been fantastic. Ruth is a great teacher. I highly recommend Craft School Oz to anyone wanting to learn some new crafting skills.


I really enjoy CraftSchoolOz workshops. I had no prior knowledge but they are clear, instructional and fun. Ruth is a great teacher and her classes are easy to follow and it’s so rewarding to see the end result. I love how you can make baskets from anything and it’s a very forgiving craft. basket making has become so important in my life thanks to CraftSchoolOz.


Your Instructor

Ruth Woods
Ruth Woods

Ruth has always been a crafter - and one that loves to pass on her love for creating. She trained as a clothing designer in the UK, working with textiles and fashion warehouses. When she came to Australia she graduated from Box Hill TAFE with a Diploma of Visual Arts and then completed a Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development at Monash University.

She has taught art and crafts at a tertiary level and also through community education programs, some in very remote areas. She strongly believes in the need to facilitate opportunities for creative workshops in rural and regional communities. She knows first hand that people in these areas often don't often get the chance to participate in events like these, and being able to explore creativity in a supportive, safe space is an essential part of life.

She has recently produced Finding Form with Fibre a beautiful sculptural basketry book to set creators off on a journey of exploration of plants to create their own work developing their own ideas.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
For as long as you like! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is the course suitable for beginners?
Absolutely ! All our courses new suitable for beginners. The workshop covers an introduction and progresses in step by step video lessons.

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