What you will do
7 hour class
This is a great beginner class for those of you who are fairly new to using a sewing machine and interested in transforming a garment...oh and that's what you get to take home too!!
In this class
The class has been developed for those fairly new to using a sewing machine and hand sewing techniques and is a good foundation class. In the morning you will learn a series of techniques for common garment alterations, care and repair. In the afternoon apply the skills to items of your own clothing. The safternoon session will be completely tailored to your items and what you'd like to do to them!
In the class you will learn through practical exercises and tips and tricks. This class is packed full of information, from using a seam ripper to how to fit a hem and replace a broken zip, giving you the basic practical understanding of how to tackle simple sewing alterations, repairs and 'upcycling'. You will experience hands on skills and get inspired by lots of examples of garments that Barley has pre repaired or upcycled before the class.
Now you can
Learn to adjust items to your specific body shape For all those shirts that need an extra button hole - you are now qualified! *Head home ready to make all those required adjusts - no excuses!
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Fabrications
Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!
Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.
Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.
Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".
Go through your wardrobe and bring along some items in need of adjusting, repairing or just a new lease of life! All additional materials and haberdashery are provided.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.