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Design & Sew Your Wardrobe Workshop (Ages 12 - 18)

The Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, London, SW10 0QS
12 to 18 years

Course dates

  • Mon, 8 Aug '22   9:30am – 4pm BST - done
  • Tue, 9 Aug '22   9:30am – 4pm BST - done
  • Wed, 10 Aug '22   9:30am – 4pm BST - done
  • Thu, 11 Aug '22   9:30am – 4pm BST - done
  • Fri, 12 Aug '22   9:30am – 4pm BST - done


This programme is perfect for a teenager who is curious about fashion, sustainability, upcycling and sewing your own clothes. With your new taught skills and imagination you'll be turning preexisting garments and donated ex-London fashion week fabric into something new, wearable and fashionable. During the week you'll also be learning about sustainable processes, fabrics, customisation skills, sewing skills and design as well as an insight into designers who are managing to run sustainable upcycling businesses. We want to equip you to be part of the solution, not the problem.

You'll be covering the technical and design processes of creating your own capsule wardrobe for the summer. You'll be able to make garments such as skirts, blazers, bomber jackets, mini skirts, dresses, loungewear, swimwear, and accessories, the possibilities are endless.

This course is inclusive of male and gender-neutral designs.

You will learn how to:
• Assume the role of the designer and develop your own ideas into a design
• Complete a fashion brief
• Work with preexisting garments and offcuts
• Create mood boards and learn why designers use them
• Pattern cut, customise, sew and construct your own garment
• Take your first steps into the fashion industry

Whilst learning valuable skills such as:
• Communication
• Customisation
• Fashion design
• Fabric knowledge
• Embellishment
• Accuracy
• Machine and hand sewing

You will leave with:
• Design development sheets
• Your own mood boards
• An outfit designed and made by yourself
• A certificate of completion

What You Need:
• Students must arrive with packed lunches, snacks and a re-usable bottle of water each day.
• We provide all materials and sewing equipment.

• Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 4 pm*
*times subject to slight changes.

Level: Beginner Friendly


• Students must arrive with packed lunches, snacks and a re-usable bottle of water each.
• All materials and equipment are provided for this workshop.


Sew Your Wardrobe Workshop
Course ticket - for all 5 dates.


The Chelsea Centre
Hortensia Road
SW10 0QS


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