Upcycled Fashion - Sat 13th January 2024
10:00 - 16:00
Tutor: Emily Tan
This course is intended to teach participants how to utilise textile and garment waste in order to create an upcycled bucket hat or tote bag. As one of the top three polluting industries globally, there are enough fashion products to clothe the next seven generations. As global citizens it is important for us to learn how to repurpose old pieces and give them new life, rather than producing new products and increasing demand on virgin resources. One way to educate people, is by giving them the tools and experience to understand the logistics behind clothing and fabric accessories and the skills to extend the life of clothing they no longer want to wear.
This one day course will equip participants with the basic skills to create an accessory from secondhand clothing by learning about how to unpick and deconstruct items, cut basic patterns and sew simple seams. There will be an opportunity to learn how to use a domestic sewing machine to assist with the day’s tasks. By the end of the day, students should feel confident in producing an up-cycled hat or tote bag from pre-existing garments.
Maximum 12 participants
More than 1 month's notice - £25
Less than 1 month's notice - no refunds given