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Creative Making on the Sewing Machine

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Fabrications - Obby


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About this class

‘Creative Making on the machine’ has been designed for creatives new to using a sewing machine, wishing to combine upcycling skills, fabric construction and a machine sewing to transform items of old clothing or fabric pieces into practical objects.

Did you know?

Lets understand our upcycling from our recycling…. Recycling is when waste is turned into a reusable product. Upcycling is a particular form of recycling, meaning to turn waste material or an unwanted product into a better-quality product. Recycling requires more energy and resources to collect, sort and process unwanted items and waste, hence the rise in this eco friendly trend. We love both and now you can talk like a ecowarrior

In this class

The focus in this class will be making a cushion cover or tote style bag. On completion you will be confident using a sewing machine, understand the principles of basic pattern making and cutting, create decorative stitches and appliqué and come away with a 3d functional object. This is an ideal follow on class to the morning ’Provisional Driving’ introduction to using a sewing machine class.

It’s all very hands-on and sew easy !

Now you can

  • impress people with your own upcycled eco tote bag
  • stop panicking when your thread runs out in your bobbin
  • make beautiful handmade presents for friends and family

Your guide

The shops founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years growing Fabrications into a buzzing hub of creativity Fabrications creator and has been described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen'.

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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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