Create New Fabric From Offcuts


Learn to upcycle fabric offcuts and scraps from previous projects to create a new piece of fabric!
With guest teacher Catherine Ellen from The Essential Hat.

Repurpose those little scraps from sewing projects that you hate to throw away! In this workshop we will make a piece of unique fabric large enough to use in a separate sewing project such as a makeup bag, dopp kit or a panel of a garment. As well as tutor demonstration, this workshop allows time for group discussion and sufficient time to create your own piece of fabric. Examples of fabric will be available to view as well as items created from the fabric.

Skill level: This workshop is suitable anyone with basic sewing machine skills — (ability to set up and thread a machine, wind a bobbin and sew straight stitch is preferable). If you don’t have these skills we can give you a very quick rundown or, for a more comprehensive session, you may want to attend our Sewing Machine Basics workshop. We welcome and include men and non-binary folk!

We will provide: Sewing machines and equipment, many fabric scraps, backing fabric, base colour fabric and tulle.

Bring along:  Your own machine if you prefer to use it instead of ours. A box of pins (we will be using lots of them!) We have quality pins for sale if needed. Textile scraps, remnants and offcuts you may have at home- lightweight fabrics are best (such as silk, organza, cotton etc). Old ribbons, sewing threads and haberdashery scraps (laces and trims) are also great. If you have any of the following at home bring it along. Otherwise we will provide this:
Roughly a square of fabric between 40x40cm and 50x50cm of:
– backing fabric ie. satin lining, calico, poplin, dupion silk.
– interfacing for stability – this could be plain poplin (a medium weight cotton fabric)
– base colour fabric, the base colour of your piece
– At least 50x50cm black tulle

Booking Policies:  Due to our small class numbers our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLEBe sure to familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking to avoid disappointment.

Payment Options: Secure credit card payments via Stripe (inc Apple and Google Pay). Direct Deposit. Our bank details are in the confirmation email you will receive upon booking. Payment by Direct Deposit is required within 24 hours of booking to secure your place.