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Sew Thrifty: Cushion Covers

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Sew Thrifty, Poplar Union, sewing workshops, affordable sewing class, sewing workshops near me, East London, Tower Hamlets, Poplar, Upcycling

If you’ve been meaning to dust off that old sewing machine and hone your craft, 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.


Cushion covers

Brighten up your sofa or bed with a personalised envelope cushion cover. Join this friendly class and learn how to make a cushion cover from start to finish with guidence from textile artist, Maud Barrett. This is a great project for beginners, as well as those who know their way around a sewing machine!

For this project you will need to bring a meter of medium weight fabric of your choice or you can use fabric from our upcycled fabric bins.


Fabric

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

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!

Sewing Lab

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.

Teacher Profile

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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.

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Sun 28 July 1pm-4pm

£10 / £8 conc.
Age range: 16+

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