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Adult Thoughtful Fashion Club

5(10 reviews)
A full term of creative sustainable fashion design for adults
Gospel Oak
In-person
£240 pp
11 week term
Next available date:24th April 2024
What happens in this class?

In our vibrant workshop, you will learn the valuable skills needed to develop your own unique dress sense and unleash your creativity! Join us for a hands-on experience where you will delve into the world of fashion design and garment creation, all while keeping the environment in mind.

You will have the opportunity to learn various skills that will empower you in your fashion journey. We'll start with the basics, teaching you how to confidently use a sewing machine. From there, you'll delve into the exciting realm of clothes making and dressmaking patterns, allowing you to design…

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How does a termly booking work?
Pro rata availability

You can book at the start of the term or at anytime during, with pro rata pricing automatically set

Trial Sessions

Look out for one-off trial sessions. When made available, you can book a trial before committing to the rest of the term.

Flexibility in your hands

It is up to you how many weeks you join, but don’t leave it too long, as you may risk sessions selling out!

FAQs
What is Included?
We are working with high quality industry waste materials kindly donated to us by leading fashion houses such as Ted Baker, Orlebar Brown, Anya Hindmarch, Marks & Spencer, Closet London, Eponine London etc. Students are also encouraged to deconstruct, redesign, alter and mend their existing clothes and accessories. - PLEASE ALSO SEND IN CLOTHES/Textiles etc TO DONATE so we can swap and use them for our teaching! All tools including sewing machines are provided. You are also most welcome to work with your own sewing machine and/or tools.
What will I learn?
To use the sewing machine || Clothes and pattern making || Design skills with a purpose || Understand lifecycle of things || Hands-on life skills || Our approach follows the UNESCO adopted pedagogy “Education for Sustainable Development’. Students are encouraged to express a wide variety of issues such as identity, inclusivity, gender, heritage, love, peace and beauty in their creative work.
Are there any concessions or offers?
We are reserving a limited number of bursary places for students in special circumstances. If you think you might be eligible to apply we require written proof (e.g. a letter from your child’s school explaining your case, universal credit docs etc) - We do NOT offer siblings discounts unless they fit in the above category. - Do you want to become a sponsor for a local child to be able to attend our classes? Do you want us to run a THRIVE Event at your child’s school or your workplace - if you want to support any aspect of our charitable work, please contact us at info@littlehandsdesign.com
Does it matter if I don’t have any sewing experience?
All ages and abilities are welcome! We gauge every student's skills and abilities at the beginning to be able to recommend the right level for each individual.
You are a charity - why are your classes not free?
Our charitable work covers our bursary scheme, our work with refugees and asylum seekers and collaborations with local state schools and youth organisations. Our fundraising work is designed to make the above possible. Do you want to become a sponsor for a local child to be able to attend our classes? Do you want us to run a THRIVE Event at your child’s school or your workplace - if you want to support any aspect of our charitable work, please contact us at info@littlehandsdesign.com
Latest Reviews
5(10 reviews)
Stephanie Ewald - 12 January 2023
The Adult Thrive Club is exactly as described on the website - hands-on and fun-packed. I always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine but for some reason I never did although my mum and my granny both could brilliantly sew. Wonderful Astrid gave me a great introduction and was very helpful throughout the session. The upbeat and friendly environment was inspiring from the very first moment, so that I can't wait for my second session to come.
Tim Johnson - 11 January 2023
I have never sewed before, but after taking it up in Lockdown, I went on the hunt to find a class that would best suit me; I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that Astrid's class is hands down the exact thing I was looking for. Astrid is kind, and patient, but knows how to talk to adults without making them feel like children. I have learnt and picked up techniques that I never thought possible! I have now encouraged my wife to come along!
Cameron - 11 January 2023
I enjoyed this class very much; very attentive and incredibly knowledgable teacher.
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Booking Options
Pro-rata Term10 sessions
£240
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Little Hands Design is a charity providing hands-on climate change education through fashion and textiles classes. They are teaching the next generation of designers, consumers and decision-makers what sustainable fashion is, and practical skills towards a more sustainable life. This includes understanding the origins of where our clothes come from, the impact of fast fasion on the environment and building skills in how to make and repair clothes rather than sending them to landfill.

Little Hands Design are a group of fashion designers, dressmakers and teachers, all passionate about contributing to a more mindful way with fashion.

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Class Location
London School of Mosaic
Gospel Oak
181 Mansfield Road
Ludham Estate
NW3 2HP
London

Reviews

Stephanie Ewald - 12 January 2023
The Adult Thrive Club is exactly as described on the website - hands-on and fun-packed. I always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine but for some reason I never did although my mum and my granny both could brilliantly sew. Wonderful Astrid gave me a great introduction and was very helpful throughout the session. The upbeat and friendly environment was inspiring from the very first moment, so that I can't wait for my second session to come.
Tim Johnson - 11 January 2023
I have never sewed before, but after taking it up in Lockdown, I went on the hunt to find a class that would best suit me; I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that Astrid's class is hands down the exact thing I was looking for. Astrid is kind, and patient, but knows how to talk to adults without making them feel like children. I have learnt and picked up techniques that I never thought possible! I have now encouraged my wife to come along!
Cameron - 11 January 2023
I enjoyed this class very much; very attentive and incredibly knowledgable teacher.
Mo Emblem - 11 January 2023
This is a very relaxed class run by a very experienced teacher. I have MCI and am dyslexic, 77 years old, i find a lot of help and understanding of my condition.
Christine Ferguson - 11 January 2023
Really motivated me to get me back into upcycling my clothes. Astrid is very knowledgeable and creative and it really helps being with a creative group of people with a variety of ideas and talents. Thank you Astrid for taking away my fear of using a sewing machine and getting back into loving sewing.
Navyaa Mathur - 11 January 2023
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and fantastic expert guidance on just about anything you decide to bring in :)
Diana Von Rettig - 11 January 2023
Really enjoyed my classes at Little Hand Design, partially for upping skills, partially for increased awareness of the *excitement* of upcycling and design. Being environmentally friendly doesn’t need to be boring.
Donna - 11 January 2023
Astrid creates a friendly, supportive atmosphere and ensures that each of us - at our different levels and with our different interests - receives the individual instruction needed to bring our projects to fruition. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. She breaks down complex processes into understandable steps. I'm really enjoying the course.
Henrietta Bullard - 11 January 2023
It is a perfect class for adults who want to sew and learn an important skill. Beginners and the more experienced learn and work together. There is no pressure and the atmosphere is friendly and supportive.
Priya Chandaria - 11 January 2023
A great start to our sessions. Astrid gave us so much inspiration. Looking forward to next week