Recycle Fashion 10 – 16 years

Summer Weeks 3 & 4

Four full days 10 – 4 pm £ 220

Do your bit to save the planet!  Instead of buying new, learn to upcycle garments.  We will teach you a variety of techniques to reconstruct and alter shape, size and surface.  Use your creativity to transform unloved garments into something you will enjoy wearing.

This course is for all levels – those who already know how to sew, as well as complete beginners,.

If you have an item of clothing that you would like to remodel, please bring it along on the first day for discussion.  Otherwise we will provide garments to recycle, as well as all the other materials needed for this course.

This course will cover:

  • Restyling techniques including gathering, draping and reshaping
  • Machine and hand stitching
  • Learn shortcuts such as how to use bondaweb
  • Basic skills such as turning up a hem, sewing on a button and creative mending
  • Learn to measure yourself accurately for a perfect fit
  • Drawing and production of fabric applique to individualise your garment



Tutors: Sue Dewhurst & Linda Gregory

Sue Dewhurst  has extensive experience in the fashion industry having worked for a number of famous couturiers – including Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano – as well as Royalty.  Sue also has extensive teaching and training experience and has taught at a number of Universities and Colleges including the London College of Fashion.  She is a former President of the Fashion Teachers Association.

Linda Gregory is a designer with over 40 years experience, with a passion for fashion, fabrics, and making. Linda has worked for a number of International companies and also has over 25 years teaching experience in Further Education on a wide range of subjects, including graphic design, typography, design concept, illustration, and millinery.

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1 Feedback on this course »

  1. Such fun.Brilliant course content. Excelent as ever – these courses are a winning formula!

    15th January 2020

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