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SEW ALTER – Upcycle & Alter Clothes

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 14/12/2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
Sew School


Alter and upcycle clothes. Learning how to do some simple alterations to fit, mend or restyle your clothes will not only save you money but can help save the planet!  Fast fashion has been proved to be harmful to the environment, human well-being, and ultimately our wallets.

In a SEW ALTER session you will bring along a garment or two to alter or upcycle with my guidance. To get the most out of this class, you will need to have a good knowledge and confidence when using a sewing a machine so you can follow simple instructions and work independently. Please be realistic with your abilities as I can not teach you how to thread up and use a sewing machine in this session. It is only three hours long and there will be six students all needing different advice. 

 Below is a list of achievable alterations. Please note you may only get one of these alterations completed in the time depending on your ability and the amount of unpicking involved!  Please do not bring items that are very expensive to practice on! To save time it would be a good idea to bring your clothes already pinned. 

EXAMPLES OF ACHIEVABLE ALTERATIONS:

  • Lengthen/shorten – sleeves, trouser legs or skirts.
  • Take in/let out – waist, seams and  darts.
  • Alter a simple neckline.
  • Remove/add – sleeves, collar, frills or other detail.
  • Replace – zip, buttons
  • Mend – rips, holes

Any additional fabric or haberdashery required will need to be supplied by you.

PLEASE EMAIL TO CHECK IF THERE IS A PLACE AVAILABLE BEFORE PAYMENT

£30.00  TO BE PAID IN ADVANCE