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Embroidery: Clothing Repair

A course by Ofelia & Antelmo , Textile Art Studio

Textile Art Studio. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2019

Learn the Visible Mending technique and revive your garments using original embroidery pieces and patches that express your style

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  • 22463 students

Learn the Visible Mending technique and revive your garments using original embroidery pieces and patches that express your style

A course by Ofelia & Antelmo

When something is broken, we usually fix it. So why not do the same with our clothes? That’s what Visible Mending is all about: mending any unused or damaged items of clothing so that they can stand the test of time, just as our grandmothers did before us. It’s not a new technique; it involves going back to the relationship we previously had with our garments to give them a new life and a fresh new style to go with it! Gabriela Martínez is an expert when it comes to embroidery and textile art, and has made a name for herself in the industry thanks to her project known as Ofelia & Antelmo.

In this course, Gabriela teaches you how to mend and give personality to your clothes, whether they’re ripped or stained, using stitches and patches. She teaches her technique from scratch and guides you through it step-by-step, showing you how to revive the garments that are gathering dust in your wardrobe into unique and special favorites.

This course complements her first course, Designing Handicraft Garments from Scratch, where she teaches how to manually design, embroider, and piece together textile garments.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 16 downloads

Prepare your garment!
20 minutes, 35 seconds
Texture sketching
20 minutes, 8 seconds
Flat stitches 1
20 minutes, 41 seconds
Embossed stitches 1
12 minutes, 16 seconds
Knitting stitch 1
10 minutes, 17 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 100% positive reviews (941)
  • 22463 students
  • 19 lessons (4h 18m)
  • 16 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Mend an item of damaged clothing using embroidery techniques and create patches to revamp an unused piece, giving it a fresh new look.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To all those seeking to develop a deeper relationship with their garments and to give them a new style. Those with an interest in embroidery as a way to express their creativity and personality will also enjoy this course.

Requirements and materials

Previous experience with embroidery is not required to take the course, as Gabriela starts with the basics.

As for materials, you will need blunt needles of different sizes, different colored mouliné threads, the items of clothing you want to mend, textile scraps (plain, patterned, etc,), embroidery scissors and fabric scissors, an embroidery hoop, tailor’s chalk, pins, paper, and pens or colored pencils.


22463 Students
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Ofelia & Antelmo

A course by Ofelia & Antelmo

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Textile Art Studio

Ofelia & Antelmo is a project created by Gabriela Martínez—Textile Designer and Artist—which began in 2017 as a contemporary textile art project working across two formats: textile art and wearable art.

Textile art is where Gabriela explores her ideas using color, texture, stitches, and embroidery effects to create artisanal pieces with unique finishing touches that are resistant to wear and tear. Her aim is to focus on the quality of each piece, instead of producing high quantities. There is an intention of longevity in her work as a form of protest against the disposable, fast-paced world we live in today.


  • U1


    • Hello!
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Repair our relationship with fashion

    • Collection of materials
    • Prepare your garment!
    • Texture sketching
  • U3

    Patchwork sample

    • Sashiko Ofelia & Antelmo version
    • Flat stitches 1
    • Flat stitches 2
    • Embossed stitches 1
    • Embossed stitches 2
    • Knitting stitch 1
    • Knitting stitch 2
  • U4

    Embroidery as a mending tool

    • Preparation of Patches and Compositions
    • Internal Patches
    • External Patches
    • Camouflage Patches
  • U5

    Long live our garments!

    • Care
    • Other Applications
  • FP

    Final project

    • Embroidery: Clothing Repair

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Embroidery: Clothing Repair. Craft course by Ofelia & Antelmo Best seller

Embroidery: Clothing Repair

A course by Ofelia & Antelmo
Textile Art Studio. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (941)
  • 22463 students