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In-person classIt's a Stitch Up: Upcycle Your Clothes
5(1 reviews)
You can learn inventive ways to update and revamp your clothes.

Lewisham

£15 pp

2 hour class

Beginner

What happens in this class?

You can bring along your worn out, broken or unloved clothing to this workshop where sewing facilitators Make Mee Studio will show you how you can use print and hand stitching to breath new life into your clothes!

We'll be showing you how to use simple and effective printing techniques & hand embroidery to adapt your clothes. All ages and abilities welcome.

Why?

Almost a quarter of the clothes we have in wardrobes are going unworn. Some people throw them away but over 300,000 tonnes of clothes go into Landfill every year, and 95% of that could be reused…

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Things to remember

Bring along your clothes to update!

We'll be at the lovely, creative hub & bar/cafe Isla Ray on Deptford High Street. You can relax and craft within the “open house” retro, tropical vibes and get lost amongst the brightly coloured plant-filled interiors. If you need refreshments as you…

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Latest Reviews
5(1 reviews)
review
Keith Morkel - September 30th
I learned how to shorten two tea towels which I took with me to the venue from home, and to double-hem them on both sides, to turn them into small curtains for the main bedroom windows at our flat, to keep out strong sunlight without voiding visibility. Jaime and I have communicated a little in person and via email, but my main teacher at the venue was Tracey. She was informative, friendly, clear, confident that she could impart the knowledge with ease, confidence-inspiring, inspiring generally. The venue was fine (but I am looking forward to sewing in Make Mee's HQ, where I will be doing two Sundays' worth of sewing in November. I will be making trousers and a Raglan-sleeved sweatshirt). The other learners were friendly too, interested in what I was doing, and even impressed that, as a man, I was taking part (though I think there should be no gender bias when it comes to sewing or any craft). There was great food too. I feel like I'm going to sew for the rest of my life, and it feels good! I have played guitar as a hobby for more than three decades but it hurts an old rugby injury (sustained in 1986!) too much, and it can be an overly "boozy" kind of hobby, so I reckon sewing is the answer!
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Age Requirement

6
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher
Teacher
Make Mee Studio is run by Tracey & Jaime. Two enthusiastic lifelong sewers (both sewing since they were 5 years old!) They love sharing their making skills with others, and have over 10 years of combined teaching experience working with adults and children. They offer sewing lessons, parties, alterations, makes and commissions in their Brockley, South East London based garden studio and are also available for external school and community projects. Tracey is a very experienced seamstress who has been working in the business for over 18 years, she started as a costume assistant working for Grenada and the BBC going
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Class Location
Isla Ray
Lewisham
37 Deptford High Street
SE8 4AD
London
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Keith Morkel - September 30th
I learned how to shorten two tea towels which I took with me to the venue from home, and to double-hem them on both sides, to turn them into small curtains for the main bedroom windows at our flat, to keep out strong sunlight without voiding visibility. Jaime and I have communicated a little in person and via email, but my main teacher at the venue was Tracey. She was informative, friendly, clear, confident that she could impart the knowledge with ease, confidence-inspiring, inspiring generally. The venue was fine (but I am looking forward to sewing in Make Mee's HQ, where I will be doing two Sundays' worth of sewing in November. I will be making trousers and a Raglan-sleeved sweatshirt). The other learners were friendly too, interested in what I was doing, and even impressed that, as a man, I was taking part (though I think there should be no gender bias when it comes to sewing or any craft). There was great food too. I feel like I'm going to sew for the rest of my life, and it feels good! I have played guitar as a hobby for more than three decades but it hurts an old rugby injury (sustained in 1986!) too much, and it can be an overly "boozy" kind of hobby, so I reckon sewing is the answer!