Course overview

Have you been waiting for that excuse to be able to learn how to fix your own clothes?  Fed up with getting someone else to do it and paying out money for that privilege?  Perhaps you have been wondering how to take something that once was great and make it shine again?   Do you need some new clothes, wanting to inject a new bit of fun into your wardrobe - then join us to swap your clothes and make like new.   Breathing new life into old garments sat redundant in the back of the wardrobe, is that what you would like?    If that is you.  Come and join us and the Slow fashion revolution.   Ideally you will need to be able to sew to a basic level with your own sewing kit.  You will need to bring a range of items to alter and swap. You are welcome to bring and use your own sewing kit. Sewing machines, fabric scissors and unpickers will be provided by us at the venue. What skills or experience do I need to join this course? This course is for beginners and improvers The desire and motivation to fix your own clothes The inclination to swap your clothes with others What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to bring?   You will need to gather together a range of second hand, previously loved and or broken garments in need of some care and attention.  Dependent on what needs doing to them or what may need replacing, you may need to purchase other resources such as zips or colour matched thread.  Any fabric scraps or badges/ribbons/elastics etc can come in useful when doing such tasks.  You will need: Some motivation and an intention to help save the planet via Sustainable and Slow Fashion A range of garments in need of some care and attention. 

Course description

What will I achieve?

Discussions around clothing sustainability and how to follow main principles of Slow Fashion, therefore how we are doing our bit for the environment

Assess garments and or fabric items and know what needs to be done and then plan how to upcycle and repair

Explain and demonstrate how to alter clothing to fit, be able to pin and prepare

Demonstrate how to, repair, alter, mend and or upcycle garments

Style customised outfits using a variety of second hand, vintage, customised and altered.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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