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Revamp Your Wardrobe

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About this class

Revamp your wardrobe with this class where you fix your clothes or alter for a new body shape - out with the old and in with the new (well kinda new...)!


Did you know

According to his Elias Howe’s mother’s family history - the man who invented the sewing machine in mid 1800’s, the idea for the eye of the needle being at the pointed end came by way of a dream. In this dream Elias Howe was being threatened by a ferocious King, under threat of death, to succeed in inventing a machine that sewed. He was given 24 hours or he would die.


In this class

This class has been developed for those fairly new to using a sewing machine and hand sewing techniques and is a good foundation class before working directly on your own clothing, which takes place in afternoon class 'Refresh your Wardrobe'.

In the morning you will discover how to:

  • take seams in and out
  • use a seam ripper / quick unpick
  • prepare a garment for modifying
  • know how to lift a hem, sort out a lining
  • apply darts, pleats, gathering and elasticating to reduce volume and shape to your body
  • use useful hand stitches such as invisible/slip stitch, back stitch, and button hole stitch
  • replace a broken zip

And as if that isn’t enough, in the afternoon you’ll:

  • learn how to lift a hem sort out a lining
  • understand how to take seams in or out
  • apply darts and gathering to reduce volume and shape to your body (yea thats the good stuff)
  • be able to complete simple repairs such as sewing on a button or patching a hole.

This is a great day out and you’lll learn so much!


Now you can

  • learn through lots of exercises and practical tips and tricks
  • get to grips with the basic practicalities of how to tackle simple sewing alterations, repairs and 'upcycling'.
  • work alongside other keen sewers

Keep

Depending on the garment you could go home with 1, 2 or even 3 altered garments - that’s almost a whole new wardrobe!


Your guide

The class is taught by Fabrications own Barley Massey who (alongside just being super cool) will share a variety of techniques, tips and tricks she picked up during her 15 years of working freelance in wardrobe for Film and TV - as you can imagine this class is a hoot-and-a-half!


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We only have 8 spaces on this class so book quick before they all fill up!


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Fabrications - one of Hackney's most creative studios!

Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in up-cycling and eco design.

Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, east London. The shops founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years growing Fabrications into a buzzing hub of creativity.

In 2011 "The Imaginerium" was built - a bolt-on to the Fabrications shop that is a fully-fitted working studio with a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere that is now dedicated for classes and workshops.


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