Sustainable Sewing- Customizing and Altering Old Clothes

Ref: C2345605

Hundreds of thousands of items of clothing are thrown away each year. The Fashion industry is known to be one of the most polluting in the world. Yet we still buy more and more, cheaper and cheaper clothing. If you are beginning to question what can be done, learn how to do your little bit for the environment by joining this course and learning how to recycle. upcycle, customise, mend and alter your clothes. You will need to be able to sew to a basic level and have sewing kit, a range of items to alter, and other notions. Large equipment is provided at the venue.

Course aim

Learn how to do your bit for the environment by joining this course and learning how to recycle. upcycle, customise, mend and alter your clothes. You will need to be able to sew to a basic level and have sewing kit and a range of items to alter.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • You need to have made several garments before embarking on this course.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss ideas behind sustainability and sewing
  • Demonstrate how to upcycle to create new garments
  • Appraise garments and repair or mend various examples of wear and tear
  • Solve sizing issues by altering clothing to fit
  • Experiment imaginatively restyling and customising garments to give them a new lease of life.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You need to have a range of garments that need restyling or altering, or be prepared to trawl through charity shops. You may have your own stock of trimmings and notions to embellish and mend garments. Also old textiles in need of up cycling and of course an imagination!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Sustainable Sewing- Customizing and Altering Old Clothes

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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