Make New Fashion from Old Fashion

Ref: C3125781

This course is ideal for people that want to be creative with what they already have in their wardrobe and upcycle it to something new and unique. You may have a dress that could be turned into a skirt, a shirt that could become sleeveless and shorter or have scraps of spare fabric that could be turned into a cushion. You can create something new from investing your time, effort and exploring a creative mind-set.

Course aim

Create and make something new from something old. Upcycle your fabrics rather than throwing away and buying something new.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Gain confidence on the sewing machine
  • Extend my creative skills to create something unique
  • Finish raw edges creatively
  • Use a variety of different stitches and needles on the sewing machine

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Basic sewing equipment will be provided. Please bring in a garment or fabric for your own sewing project

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Make New Fashion from Old Fashion Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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