We learnt how to make a 'hobo' bag using vintage fabrics.The teachers were both very skilled and helpful.Brilliant venue with plenty of light and space - near to the fashionable Broadway market.My husband who had never used a sewing machine came home with a beautiful bag and was so happy - thanks ladies.
I am very pleased with the experience. It was intense for a beginner like myself but the learning process was smooth, explained carefully and kindly. Laurence was very helpful and patient. We work through all the process from choosing our colours and patterns from second hand materials to completing the piece. This involved measuring, cutting, ironing, preparing folds, adjusting the sowing machine to the thickness of the material we chose, feeding the sowing machine with the chosen colour thread, and of course sowing. Each stage were well explained and demonstrated by Aurore or Laurence. I came out of the workshop tired but proud and happy of my achievements. More over I left with new knowledge tested and I believe I can now engaged in more complex designs. Hopefully Laurence will decide to open a new workshop on how to draw designs and patterns whith in mind the zero-waste principles!
U had a great time during the workshop. It was run by highly professional peoples and and I was really taken by the zero waste concept. We had loads of great vintage fabric to pick from. I was so immersed in the project that time flew by. It was almost a meditative experience and great to do something out of the ordinary. The atmosphere was studios yet relaxed.
The workshop was brilliant! 2 teachers taking us through the make of a very ‘couture’ tote bag, large size, made of 3 recup vintage fabrics supplied at the workshop.
The bag includes large folded exterior pockets, it is super practical and stylish. People have stopped me on the street several time already to find out where it came from!
Would love to attend the 0 waste dress workshop next!