Refresh Your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Afternoon by Fabrications - crafts in London
sewing classes in London
Refresh Your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Afternoon by Fabrications - crafts in London
sewing classes in London

Refresh Your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Afternoon

by Fabrications

1 reviews
1 reviews
During the class you can alter, repair or refashion items of clothing from your wardrobe. Basic sewing skills advised.

Sewing Class

3 hour class

Beginners welcome

Hackney E8

Classes

3 hour class

Daytime

Time to transform your wardrobe! This class provides expert guidance from Fabrications expert sewer, Barley on how to revamp and embellish all those wardrobe items that previously seemed broken or in need or inspiration. This session offers an opportunity to go through your wardrobe and find items that you might not be wearing because they're broken or a hem needs lifting, perhaps your body shape has changed or you've bought a vintage item that needs to be modified or maybe something just needs to be revamped and embellished.

Basic sewing skills (hand and machine) are required to make the most of the session. If you are new to sewing and don't feel ready to embark on working on garments directly, we recommend booking in for the whole day and participating in the morning session,

In this class

The types of tasks and projects that students will undertake during the class include: -Re-tailor items to get a better fit -Reduce or extend the length of a garment -Patch or darn holes in cloths and woollens -Replace a broken zip -Refashion a dated item -Embellish with applique, embroidery, lace, braiding etc -Give a garment a creative make over or upcycle into a whole new garment or accessory

Now you can

  • Turn around your wardrobe with fresh ideas
  • Be inspired to create new and exciting fashions out of old and unused pieces
  • Pass on your skills and knowledge to friends and family

Take Home

Students will be able to take home all that is made during the class. You should be able to complete 1 - 3 garments, but you are welcome to bring in additional garments to get advice on.

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Sun 5 Aug, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
2 slots left
Hackney, E8 4PH
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Sun 23 Sep, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Hackney, E8 4PH
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Did you know?

The official term 'upcycling' was coined by Reiner Pilz in an article by Thornton Kay of Salvo in 1994. When discussing the impending EU Demolition Waste Streams directive, Pilz declaired, 'I call it downcycling. They smash bricks, they smash everything. What we need is upcycling, where old products are given more value, not less.'
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Reviews (1)
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Dianne
7 Feb
This was a great class with a mix of different alterations from all the 'students'. There were varying degrees of ambition as to what people wanted to do with their garments, and this was great for someone like me who's not very imaginative! Barley was brilliant at advising people on how they can manipulate the fabric to fit better or to change how the garment hangs on the person or to change how it looks completely. What I liked most was being able to also learn about the skills that other people were using to make their alterations, so my learning wasn't limited to what I was doing for my own garments. The class has definitely got me thinking more creatively about how I can alter my clothes.

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Dianne
7 Feb
This was a great class with a mix of different alterations from all the 'students'. There were varying degrees of ambition as to what people wanted to do with their garments, and this was great for someone like me who's not very imaginative! Barley was brilliant at advising people on how they can manipulate the fabric to fit better or to change how the garment hangs on the person or to change how it looks completely. What I liked most was being able to also learn about the skills that other people were using to make their alterations, so my learning wasn't limited to what I was doing for my own garments. The class has definitely got me thinking more creatively about how I can alter my clothes.

Class location

7 Broadway Market, Hackney
Fabrications
London

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Refresh Your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Afternoon by Fabrications - crafts in London

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".

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Notes

Additional haberdashery & materials will be provided but don't forget your own garments you'd like to work on!

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Refresh Your Wardrobe with Barley Massey : Afternoon
by Fabrications
3 hour class
£30 per person
3 hour class
from £30 per person