Upcycled Fashion Course

Upcycled Fashion

This 10 week course is an informal way to develop creative skills, learning to think outside the box and create something new from something old. We will begin by selecting our materials (unloved garments, old curtains and textiles, broken jewellery) and planning a design around these items. We will then work to transform our materials into one-off items of clothing/accessories through pattern cutting, fabric manipulation, sewing and embellishment.

Whether you are a complete beginner or already have some sewing knowledge, this course is sure to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Topics covered: Understanding a sewing machine; learning to sew seams, hems, zips, pockets and buttonholes and finish garments professionally.

Skills to be gained: Using a sewing machine; How to sew seams, hems, zips, pockets and buttonholes; Learn how to finish garments professionally; Design skills.

Please bring your unloved garments to the first session with you.

Basic kit and equipment will be provided and guidance on additional kit required will be given by the tutor.