Learn how to sew the sustainable way!
This 6-week course is packed with learning and will have you making several simple upcycled sewing projects like aprons, cushions, tote bags, face masks, and a zip purse to build your knowledge and sewing skill set. Starting out from the very basics, sessions will take you through how to set up a sewing machine, sew using a variety of techniques, correct cutting methods and how to sew a zip.
Our brilliantly talented upcycling queen Gail will run this course, which includes a thorough introduction to practical sewing machine how-to's, and even dabbling with techniques such as sewing with patterns and cutting skills.
Using upcycling principles throughout, you’ll contribute to the ever-growing world of slow fashion and gain the understanding and confidence to use a sewing machine to create your own upcycling projects at home!
Dates and Times:
- Tuesday 19th July: 6pm - 8pm
- Tuesday 26th July : 6pm - 8pm
- Tuesday 2nd August: 6pm - 8pm
- Tuesday 9th August: 6pm - 8pm
- Tuesday 16th August: 6pm - 8pm
- Tuesday 23rd August: 6pm - 8pm
About your tutor: Gail Power
Gail is a textile upcycling enthusiast and Glasgow School of Art graduate with her own upcycling clothing brand based in Glasgow's West End. With years of experience in the textile industry, including time spent working in the art and design department at the BBC as well as in theatre, Gail has worked with Rags to Riches, helping us to deliver textile workshops and courses for the last 6 years. She's also now one of our in-house team of facilitators at our CCF project The Uphub