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Sewing – Clothing Alteration, Make Do and Mend – UXPKAA25

Make Do & Mend an old favourite (or two) into something new!
Start Date Sat 21 May 2022
Days 1
Time 09:30 - 16:00
CampusAireville Campus
Fee £50 * Exam Fee: £0


During this one-day course, you will learn how to update and upcycle an old fashion item into something new to wear. Using basic dress-making skills, you will be shown how to design and create a new item from old clothing. Utilising old clothes and existing fabric, you will learn planning techniques, as well cutting skills and how to adjust hems. Be money-saving savvy with learning new skills and repurposing an old favourite into a new one!

Equipment Info

  • You will need enough old items of clothing together with scraps of fabric to make something new. You may wish to bring in your own old clothes, or purchase second-hand items from a charity shop. You will also need colour co-ordinated thread for this project. Ideal items to make are a pair of jeans and 2m of cotton fabric into a simple skirt, men’s shirts into a simple sun top, or a denim jacket into an apron
  • Basic sewing skills and how to use a sewing machine are essential. This course is suitable for improvers. You may wish to bring your own sewing resources to the course (i.e. your own shears etc)
  • Please remember to bring a packed lunch with you and a travel cup (with a lid) for tea/coffee. Tea and coffee supplies will be provided on the day


* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

Part-time courses are term time only. See our term dates for further information.
Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £17,374.50? Call 01756 693 309 for further information.
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