Dressmaking (Altering and Upcycling)

Ref: C2346479

The awareness on sustainable fashion and environment friendly clothing is slowly creeping into our everyday lives, how we live our lives and what we really need to buy. The past year and a half has put a spotlight on consumerism and fast fashion like never before, and many high street shops have seen a decrease in demand. On this course you will have an opportunity to do your little bit for the environment by learning how to recycle, upcycle, customise, mend, and alter the clothes you already have.

Course aim

This course will give you an opportunity to do your little bit for the environment by learning how to recycle, up cycle, customise, mend, and alter the clothes you already have

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:

  • Develop an awareness on Fairtrade and sustainable fashion
  • Learn new embellishing techniques and hand sewing stitches, such as blanket stitch herringbone stitch, bead work, fabric flower making and hand embroidery stitches
  • Solve sizing problems by altering garments
  • Experiment creatively in restyling, adapting, and recycling garments to give them a new lease of life
  • Create and work on individual projects each week and produce recycled items and share ideas with fellow students family, friends, and community.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Sewing machines and basic sewing room materials will be provided, but it is advised to bring own sewing kit

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Dressmaking (Altering and Upcycling)

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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