Let’s get serious about sustainable fashion through either experimental design or simply sewing something for yourself. Illustration, designing, pattern cutting and advanced sewing – whatever is your thing. We are here to promote confident young creatives with open enquiring minds who want to make a change.
What we provide:
The use of new and fully serviced Janome 725s sewing machines, scissors, tools and threads etc. Students can use free donated fabrics as part of our Circularity Bank, bring in their own or buy from our fabric shop.
What to expect:
We believe in giving substance and sustainability awareness to each sewing project by encouraging open and enquiring creative minds in a structured environment. Each week we will give the teenagers another aspect of fashion experience through an activity to give a solid base to their new found skill set.
We will be working on sewing skills to improve the teenager's technical ability, which will then be incorporated into personal projects.
Discussion of current fashion trends, news, exhibitions, ethics and sustainability, and how this affects your subsequent work and design.
Understanding the importance of research.
Mini sketchbook design projects
Awareness and technique
How to upcycle and repair fashion you already have
At the end of term they will come home with:
Design sheets on fashion research, fabric sustainability awareness, illustrations and design development
Technical sewing samples to put in a file
A finished garment
We will help them develop skills in:
Pinning, measuring and cutting
Machine and hand sewing
Specialist sewing skills
Hand and machine embroidery
Current fashion industry knowledge
Arts Award eligible for ages 11+
Autumn: Teenage Fashion Lab
Course ticket - for remaining 7 dates.