Alterations and Upcycling

Ref: C2346857

Alterations and resizing can be very expansive and often you struggle to find the right person to do the job .This course is going to give you an opportunity to do your own alterations and at the same time do your little bit for the environment by learning how to recycle ,upcycle, customize ,mend and alter your old clothes and unwanted household fabrics.

Course aim

This course is going to give you an opportunity to do your little bit for the environment by learning how to recycle, upcycle ,customize ,mend and alter your old clothes

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:

  • Recognise and understand sustainable/fast fashion
  • Learn new hand/machine stitches to be able to embellish your old clothes
  • Identify and solve sizing problems by altering the garments
  • Experiment creatively in restyling, adapting and recycling garments to give them a new life
  • Discuss and identify subject related local employment / self-employment opportunities

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 own sewing kit.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Alterations 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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