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    Fabric Knowledge - How To Choose Fabrics For Sewing

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    Fashion antidote - a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

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    About this class

    Whether you are a complete beginner, or a sewer who is just curious to learn a bit more, this fabric course is perfect for you. Located steps from Brick Lane, your guide from Fashion Antidote will teach you how to choose your fabric like the experts!

    In this class

    During this class, your guide will teach you all about the wide variety of fabrics that you can choose from nowadays. You will cover fabric categories, fibre content, fabric construction and finishing.

    Once you're feeling good about which fabric is which, you will learn how to pick a fabric with the right weight and "handle" for your sewing projects. You will also learn about selvedges, fabric grain, bias and nap.

    Throughout the session there will be lots of fabric samples provided, so you will be able to get 'hands on' with a variety of different materials to really get a feel of how they work.

    Now you can

    *understand the different categories of fabrics

    • choose fabric having handled it previously
    • maximise your sewing skills, by combining them with the right fabric, so your project is bound to turn out great

    Other instructions

    You don't need to bring anything to the class, so just turn up and enjoy!

    Fun fact

    The most expensive fabric in the world is called vicuña wool. Once it has some gold woven into it, it is worth almost $1,800 a yard. Yes, a yard. Maybe stick to something a bit more reasonable while you're learning!

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    Fashion antidote - a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

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    Fashion Antidote is a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

    Fashion Antidote brings a fresh alternative to Fashion education. Its emphasis is on teaching top fashion and fashion related subjects, specialising in technical and creative skills as well courses and workshops on fashion business and how to set up your own company. Unlike many other schools, its classes are small and informal and offer lots of 1-to-1 support to help build up your confidence. All levels are catered for whether you are an absolute beginner or a fashion professional - they have courses for you.

    Running on week days, evenings and weekends, courses are both affordable and flexible. Quality tuition comes from highly experienced tutors from academic or fashion industry backgrounds who work with leading fashion names, have their own labels and teach at much bigger well known colleges and universities in and around London.

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    Just off Brick Lane with its vibrant mix of restaurants, galleries, vintage stores, fabric shops and minutes away from Spitalfield’s market.


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