Sew Thrifty: Bunting
If you’ve been meaning to dust off that old sewing machine and learn new skills, Sew Thrifty workshops are just for you! Give old garments and textiles and new lease of life, focusing on a new upcycling project each month.
This month, is all about bunting! Fabric bunting is perfect to add a some vibrancy to any special occasion, whether it’s a kids party, a bohemian wedding or a funky Halloween party. They are really inexpensive, so simple to make, and a great way to upcycle offcuts, or unused clothes or fabrics you have lying around.
During this session, you will match fabrics with different patterns and colours, then cut, pin and sew, all with guidance from textile artist, Maud Barrett.
All the materials and equipment will be provided however, feel free to bring fabric to suit your style or party theme. And if you would like to use your own sewing machine, bring it along.
These classes champion upcycling so you are encouraged to bring along any unwanted clothing or fabric lying around the house. Not to worry if you don’t have anything; you are welcome to use the fabric provided.
Donations of fabrics are always welcome so drop any unwanted materials off at the Poplar Union office or e5 Roasthouse.
Sewing machines will be provided. If the classes are fully booked, you will work in pairs with one sewing machine between two of you. You are welcome to bring your own machine if you’d prefer.
All abilities welcome
You will work from a general template that Maud will guide you through step by step. If you’re a confident sewer, you’re welcome to go off piste!
Each session will incorporate a sewing lab aspect. This is where those who came to the previous session can come along and finish off their project. Maud will be on hand to support, but be aware that she will be focusing on that weeks class and project.
Maud studied Product Design in Paris and spent the first years of her professional life working in fashion. When she moved to the UK, she started practising as a textile artist, working on community projects, exhibiting in galleries and running a wide range of art workshops.
Sew Thrifty: Bunting
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