2 hour 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.
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 or recycled!
A lot of effort goes into making clothing and we think they should be loved, cherished and given a second chance and want everyone to have the skills to be able to save clothing from landfill.
When you can sew you have great power in being able to unlock the potential in broken, forgotten, ill fitting items and turn them in to something new and keep them in use for longer.
It's heartbreaking when you think about the time, energy and resources that go into making our clothes and the people in the supply chain that make them, and we just throw them in the bin! It's time to opt out of the endless fast fashion, throwaway culture.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Make Mee Studio
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 on to run her own bespoke label and then she began teaching 6 years ago and fell in love. She one of the most precise sewers you'll ever meet and always has a handy hint or trick up her sleeve. She loves keeping the studio neat, tidy and organised, everything has a place!
Jaime primarily studied Textile Design gaining a Masters from Chelsea College of Art. Her passion lies in sustainable fashion and textiles, she began teaching as an antidote to the endless cycle of fast fashion. Teaching people how to make and sew and fix and mend themselves can have a huge impact on how they consume and how they feel about their clothing. She is a self-taught dressmaker and loves encouraging people to make things unique, she's a magpie for anything, velvet, fluffy or sparkly and is terrible at keeping to Tracey's organised system!
If you have any questions, please contact Tracey & Jaime using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.
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 craft there will be a a snack/sharing menu in the evening, along with coffee, cocktails, wine and local beer. This is a fringe event of Deptford X Festival, Deptford X is London’s longest running contemporary visual arts festival. It was launched in 1998 as a free, annual, artist-led festival based in and around Deptford, South East London. For 10 days every year, the festival brings artists from around the world to Deptford and showcases their work alongside some of the most creative talent living and working in the area in its uniquely un-juried fringe programme.
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.