Upcycling and Re-Purposing Clothing and Accessories

Ref: C2343003

This course will focus on sustainability through using garments which have been discarded. Students will be encouraged to either use items they no longer want in their present form or to obtain items from charity shops to re-purpose them into a different item. There will also be a focus on altering items to adapt the shape and fit of an item. This course is suitable for those with some sewing experience and lots of vision and creativity to see items in a different way

Course aim

This course will allow students to use their creativity to re-purpose items of clothing into another item. It will also encourage students to alter garments to adapt the fit to extend their life inline with sustainability and the green agenda

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:

  • Examine the construction of a garment and plan a different style for it
  • Carry out the plan to adapt the item to re-purpose it into something different
  • Use a garment which is no longer fashionable or does not fit and adjust it to create a wearable item for today
  • Learn how items have been repaired and re-used over time to ‘Make do and Mend’

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A basic sewing kit including scissors, pins, tailors chalk and seam ripper

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course information sheet

Upcycling and Re-Purposing Clothing and Accessories

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2019
  • 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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