Learning in Libraries - Upcycling Clothes

Upcycling is an eco-friendly and financially friendly way to extend the life of clothes. Learn a wide range of different ‘upcycling’ sewing techniques to upcycle your chosen clothing, creating ‘new’ clothing & if chosen, accessories too!

16 June 2021 1pm to 2pm

Learning in Libraries Online

Wednesday 16 June to 14 July 2021 
13.00pm to 14.00pm

This is an online course - participants will be required to use Zoom; no account is required.
Not sure how to use Zoom? Check out these helpful videos: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806

This course is for anyone with an interest in sewing, upcycling & learning ways to reuse/ recycle clothing. It is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced sewers!  No previous knowledge or experience is required. An interest in reusing & creative thinking will help you to make the most of the course!

By the end of the course you will be able to...

  • Design successful upcycling clothing projects
  • Plan, draw, record ideas & take correct measurements
  • Demonstrate hand sewing and/or use of a sewing machine
  • Demonstrate 4 different upcycling techniques for clothing
  • Research opportunities for recycling textiles & finding used textiles in your local area

Materials & Equipment needed

  • Sewing Machine is very useful, but most upcycling projects can also be carried out by hand – it will just take longer to do
  • Scissors, Needles, Pins, chalk/dressmaking pens (& any other dressmaking tools you may have)
  • Clothing that you would like to upcycle – scrap fabrics – trims – ribbons – sequins – any sewing items that you would like to learn to use/use on your upcycling projects!
  • Bondaweb & Iron on facings are also useful but not essential (will look at in week 2)

Booking is essential