Sew Me Sustainable

Sew Me Sustainable - £60.00

Difficulty: Confident Beginner

Two 3 hour sessions

Maximum 6 places


Re-purpose the fabulous fabrics in your life, whilst learning how to sew your own beautiful made to measure clothes. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your fashion foot print on our planet whilst keeping your wardrobe bang on trend, then this class is for you!   Come and spend two sessions with us;   Bring along a pre-loved light weight woven from your closet, linen drawer, attic, (someone else’s attic!), a charity shop and we’ll help you to turn your fabric find(s) into a chic update to your wardrobe.

What does the class cover? Day One

  • Making more sustainable choices when buying ready to wear or making your own garments

  • Seeing existing fabrics with fresh eyes

  • Selecting the right fabric and size pieces for the project (electronic pre-course tutorial with online support available)

  • How to print and assemble a PDF pattern for a garment (electronic pre-course tutorial with online support available)

  • Taking accurate body measurements and using this information to size a pattern

  • Pattern symbols and cutting pattern & the fabric with efficiently, minimising waste

Day two…

  • Support with sewing your garment

  • Useful stitches and their benefits

  • Minor fit adjustments


What’s included?

  • A PDF pattern emailed to you for you to keep and use as many times as you wish

  • Pre-course support to select your fabric and print and assemble your pattern 

  • Light refreshments 

  • Written instructions to support sewing your garment following the workshop or for future versions you make

What will I need?

  • Home printer

  • A4 paper & black ink

  • Glue stick

  • Paper scissors

  • Fabric (please see pattern for  details)

  • Matching thread

  • Sewing Machine (limited number available for hire at additional cost)

  • Dressmaking pins

  • Fabric scissors

  • What garments can I make? 


Sew me sustainable.jpg