Not only will upcycling your clothes help keep the planet clean, but mastering this skill will also give you the freedom to upcycle clothes with your style in mind! So what are you waiting for? Feel like a fashion designer while doing your bit to save the planet. We have put together a list of the top 10 classes that will help you upcycle your favourite clothing.
Top 10 Classes That Will Help You Upcycle Your Favourite Clothing:
- Mend Your Clothing with Make Town
- Customise a Denim Jacket with The Textile Touch
- Discover the Art of Alteration with Moxie Craft
- Beginners Introduction to Sewing with The Fashion Box
- Print on Fabrics with Metallic Foils with Gabriela Szulman Art
- Japanese Mending Workshop with Restoration London
- Shoe Decoupage Workshop with Gabriela Szulman Art
- Successful Sewing Secrets with Craft My Day LTD
- DIY Tote Bag Kit with Faustine Deminier
- Children's Sewing Class with Make Mee Studio
1. Mend Your Clothing with Make Town
Location: Hackney, East London
This class gives you the chance to attack that pile of clothing off that doesn’t quite work for you.
Rips in your jeans, holes in your socks, moth eaten jumpers, broken zips, too long hems, missing buttons and stains on your favourite blouse. It's time to figure out how to upcycle your clothing!
Learn the basics in mending and alterations so you can make your wardrobe last longer. Mother Earth and the Slow Fashion Movement are proud of you!Book now on Obby
2. Customise a Denim Jacket with The Textile Touch
Location: Oval, South West London
Create a unique and timeless denim jacket that will never go out of style. Not only does upcycling save you lots of money, you can also add your own designs to your favourite fashion staples.
This 3 hour workshop will come with an inspiring choice of scarfs, trims and trinkets to embellish your denim jacket. Meet other sustainability enthusiasts and get guidance from an upcycling clothing expert!Book now on Obby
3. Discover the Art of Alteration with Moxie Craft
Location: Canning Town, East London
Learn how to alter a garment, step by step! Do you have an item of clothing that doesn't fit you anymore? This workshop is a sustainable solution to that problem.
In this two hour workshop, you will learn everything from how to properly take measurements and how to start making changes to the style of a garment. Build your confidence with a needle and thread in this encouraging workshop!Book now on Obby
4. Beginners Introduction to Sewing with The Fashion Box
Location: Seven Sisters, North London
You can now extend your thread of knowledge with this sewing workshop for beginners. Join Craig and the rest of the Fashion Box team for this two-hour class offering an introduction to domestic sewing machines.
After getting to grips with threading, you'll also have the opportunity to explore different stitching techniques and seams, all with easy techniques provided by your fashion host.Book now on Obby
5. Print on Fabrics with Metallic Foils with Gabriela Szulman Art
Location: Camberwell, South East London
Use metallic foiling to print fabulous t-shirts, unique fabrics, beautiful cushions and lots of other creative projects. Foiled fabrics are washable, long-lasting and very easy to hand print at home.
It's also a stunning way to embellish your sewing and embroidery work. You will be able to choose from gold, silver, copper and coloured foils and Gabriela will show how to use these creatively through stencilling, stamping and painting.Book now on Obby
6. Japanese Mending Workshop with Restoration London
Location: Walthamstow, East London
During this 2 hour group workshop you will be given an introduction in to the traditional Japanese method of mending- using Sashiko and Boro embroidery, using beautiful fabrics as patches to fix any holes in your clothing and to create beautiful traditional designs.
This will be a hand sewing class, so no need to be a pro on the sewing machine! This also means you will be able to learn the techniques and continue to fix your clothing in the comfort of your own home.Book now on Obby
7. Shoe Decoupage Workshop with Gabriela Szulman Art
Location: Camberwell, South East London
This is your chance to gives your shoes a new lease of life! Once you've learned the technique, you will be able to upcycle other pairs at home. All you'll need is time, patience, and a few very affordable materials and tools.
During this workshop, you will select papers from Gabriela's extensive collection to transform a pair of shoes into your unique creation through decoupage. She will guide you through the design process and show you all the tricks involved in applying very thin paper to a flexible surface.Book now on Obby
8. Successful Sewing Secrets with Craft My Day LTD
Location: Online Course
The course comes with everything you need to kickstart your sewing confidence, from step-by-step instructions to a complete list of resources.
The course is made up of 4 modules, starting with the Sewing Machine Masterclass. Each module will boost your knowledge, build your sewing skills and bring you joy and pride in your creations!Book now on Obby
9. DIY Tote Bag Kit with Faustine Deminier
Location: At- Home Learning Kit
Sew your own shoulder bag in no time! If you have a sewing machine and you'd like to start a new and simple project, then this kit is exactly what you need.
Making your own tote bag gives you a sustainable alternative to plastic bags when you next go shopping. Better yet, you can create the tote bag with your very own style!Book now on Obby
10. Children's Sewing Class with Make Mee Studio
Location: Brockley, South East London
A great extra curricular activity that will give your child transferable life skills. They will learn to use a sewing machine to make some amazing outfits and loads of other craft and design techniques such as appliqué, embroidery, free machining, dressmaking and pattern cutting.
Make Mee Studio have loads of projects on offer from clothes to accessories, so your kids have the opportunity to get creative with a sewing machine.Book now on Obby
Need more advice?
Tired of fast fashion? Fashion doesn't have to come at such a high price to our planet! Learn how to make your wardrobe more environmentally friendly and leave behind harmful fast fashion retailers. Whether you want to revive your clothing so you can sell it on second hand clothing sites or you just want to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, discover the rewarding feeling of fixing your clothing!
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