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Fast Fashion Therapy

As a vintage fashion fan I know how frustrating it can be spending hours vintage shopping only to find that perfect vintage dress and is a bit snug, too long or the sleeves cut the arms in just the wrong place. Our free sewing workshop will help you to alter your unique outfit or fix clothes already in your wardrobe.

Did you know that 87% of all textiles end up in landfill? We can help reduce this waste by sewing and mending our clothes or re-using the fabric for another project. Aoife came along to our pop up at the Festival of Sustainable Fashion. We taught her how to patch her favourite vintage Levi’s that had ripped in an unfortunate place.

Designed as a collaborative group rather than a formal teaching environment, the idea is to inspire you to alter and mend your favourite clothes. The class is free with access to sewing machines and sewing equipment, plus a stash of fabrics and trims for patches and upcycling. Eleanor and I will be on hand to help with basic sewing skills and advice. We all approach sewing techniques differently and you will be encouraged to share your ideas and sewing knowledge with others. All levels welcome from beginners to experts. The class offers a friendly environment with two hours to dedicate to sewing. Get those sewing jobs finished that you never get round to.

Details

Every Monday evening – except the third Monday of the month

The Create Place, 29 Old Ford Road (close to Bethnal Green Tube, next to York Hall)

6:30 to 8:30pm

Please let us know you are coming but accepting the relevant invite on our Facebook Page. Or email me on sarah@oliveroad.london. Get in touch if you have any questions. If you live close to Bow (E3), I also co-ordinate a local sewing group the opposite Mondays to the Bethnal Green dates, more details here. Look forward to seeing you soon!