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Make your own skirt or shorts

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Three hour






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About this class

If you have attended the morning class 'Improvers Sewing', this session will put everything that you've learnt into practice and you will leave with a unique made to measure skirt or pair of shorts. You can "upcycle" a man's shirt into a skirt (if you bring it yourself).

Did you know

Archaeologists believe that people used to sew together fur, hide, skin, and bark for clothing as far back as 25,000 years ago. The sewing thread they would have used consisted of thin strips of animal hide that were used to stitch together larger pieces of hide and fur.

In this class

If you attend the afternoon class only, to be confident that you will complete the garment in time, you will need to have basic sewing machine skills and have an understanding of how to sew seams, put a zip in, create a button hole and add a bias binding. Barley will of course support you through the making process from measuring your body, using a pattern, cutting out pattern pieces, assembling and finishing.

Now you can

  • Assemble flat fabric panels on the sewing machine to create a 3D form
  • Understand best way to use fabric or shirts economically and understand direction of the fabric grain
  • Get into the art of upcycling, nothing will ever go unused again!


Leave the class with a skirt of pair of shorts made by your own fair hands!

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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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