UPSKILL + UPCYCLE // Sewing Classes
UPSKILL + UPCYCLE // Sewing Classes
If you want to learn the fundamental skills to repair and upcycle your own textiles, then these sewing sessions are what your're after. No need for prior sewing skills. All you need is a hate for landfill and a thirst for learning. Over five weeks, we cover a spectrum of skills, starting with learning to use a domestic sewing machine (you'll nail it), then we dive deep into several patch and repair techniques so you can start repairing, reviving and restyling your own garments at home.
WHO IT'S FOR: This class is for beginner to intermediate sewers. Maybe you remember sewing years ago but want to brush up on your skills, maybe you've never sewn before but you want to bring some of your wardrobe back to life. Either way, we cover the fundamentals of sewing while ensuring there's ample time for creativity and refining skills so you can repair your own garments at home.
LEARNINGS: Over the five weeks you learn the following skills:
- How to use a domestic sewing machine
- Sewing on woven fabrics
- Machine Repair technique (see example here)
- Sewing Buttons/Button Holes
- Decorative Stitches (see example here)
- Applique & Reverse Applique (see example here)
- Patch creation (see example here)
THE FORMAT: Each week consists of one two hour class, for five weeks. Each class covers a different skillset so you can tackle your own projects at home.
- Class runs 6pm-8pm
- 5 Weeks of 2 hour classes
- Choose either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
- No prior skills required
- We have an abundance of waste textiles here but feel free to BYO garment/textiles
- Each student will have their own sewing machine to practice on
- You will be guided through threading and troubleshooting a sewing machine
- Sewing and patch techniques covered (so you can do rad designs at home)
- Final piece is reviving one of your garments from home with all the new snazzy skills you've learnt.
THE NUMBERS: Included in the $350 ticket is five weeks of classes, valued at $100 per class, carry wear, est $100, total value of $600 for $350.
All leftover textiles and offcuts are externally recycled with UPPAREL.
Cancellations. We offer a refund policy up until 7 days prior to the semester starting. If the cancellation is within this 7 day window, we will release the ticket and refund your amount pending it's resale. No refunds will be processed once the semester has started. To see if the classes are right for you, try our one-off 2 hour Intro Class! :)
Free shipping Australia wide on orders over $50. All parcels are shipping in composible mailers with composible labels, tape and a 100% recycled product card from local legends Dodgy Paper.
Buying goods online can be a risky game (we've been burnt before). To ensure you're happy with your product, we offer 30 day returns. Not available on custom made products.
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