Upcycling and Alterations (Advanced)

Ref: C2347098

We all often face sizing and fitting problems on garments bought in shops or online and don’t have the skills to alter or resize them. This is a perfect course for those of you who come across these types of issues but don’t have the skills. You will also get an opportunity to develop some awareness on sustainable fashion and impacts of fast fashion on the environment The course is going to cover a variety of advanced altering techniques and upcycling ideas.

Course aim

This is suitable course for people who come across the issues of fitting and sizing in garments, but do not have the skills to fix those problems. The course will cover a range of advanced alteration techniques and upcycling ideas

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • An awareness on fast fashion and sustainable fashion on the environment
  • Develop embellishing techniques using decorative machine stitches and hand sewing stitches
  • Solve sizing problems by altering garments
  • Experiment creatively by restyling, adapting and recycling garments to give them a new life
  • Create individual projects or produce recycled items and share ideas with peers, family and friends

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Basic sewing room tools and sewing machines are provided but it is advised to bring your own sewing kit

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Upcycling and Alterations (Advanced)


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

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