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Sew Thrifty – Pockets!

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Looking to polish up on your sewing skills and learn new techniques? Tired of spending too much money on overpriced items you wish you could make yourself? Well, Sew Thrifty workshops are just for you!

Join local textile artist, Maud Barrett, as she guides you through the process of making beautiful designs from scratch using discarded materials.

Pimp your clothes with pockets that pack a punch! 

Come along with your favourite garment that is lacking in pockets! We all love a pocket – they are the handiest thing we have on our clothing, especially when we have our hands full!  Get creative and embroider your new pocket with any design you like with guidance from Maud. Be as wacky, trendy, simple as you like! Pockets have never been so fun…


About Sew Thrifty

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.

About Maud Barrett

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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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