Freestyle Sewing Workshop

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Freestyle Sewing Workshop

Friday 14 February 2020

Session: 1

Price:
£50.00

Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Level: Some Experience




Maximum Class Size: 6


Our Freestyle sewing and dressmaking workshops are the perfect solution for those who either need some help with a project they have on the go or want to make or learn something specific that we don’t cover in any of the group classes. 


Level: These classes aren't for complete beginners, students must have a good understanding of how to thread up and use a sewing machine. 


Come along and set aside some dedicated sewing time with the luxury of spreading out your project, using our tools & machinery and not having to tidy up afterwards! These tutor led workshops are designed for those who would benefit from some guidance for their sewn project from one of our qualified teachers. During these weekly daytime or evening sessions you can enjoy the company of like minded people in a friendly environment. We welcome all projects, bring anything from an untouched pattern to half made garments to vintage alterations. We can guarantee our teacher will be able to tackle anything!


If you want to start something new that includes techniques you haven’t tried before and would like to book onto a few consecutive classes then you can book three or more Freestyle Classes for a discount. Use the code FREESTYLE to receive 10% off the total.


Tools, machinery and refreshments are provided. Booking onto one of our classes entitles you to 10% off everything in store on the day of the class. 


If you are already a group of 6 sewers and would like to book onto 6 weekly classes then please get in touch and we can arrange a time a teacher to suit your club.

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

Kirstie Eells Since completing her Fashion Men’s Knitwear Masters at the Royal College of Art, Kirstie has been teaching pattern cutting and garment construction at BA Level whilst also working as a freelance pattern cutter and maker for artists, designers and fashion houses. She is also a self-taught denim repairer and is proficient in using specialist darning machines and techniques that aim to provide invisible denim repairs. Alongside teaching, Kirstie is building her own menswear brand EELLS. Within this brand she endeavours to be as environmentally conscious as possible. Applying her ethos that everything has a second life, EELLS aims to turn unwanted garments and scraps of unused materials into new and exciting fabrications. Kirstie enjoys developing construction methods that challenge traditional techniques whilst working within the ideology of making the most of what is available and promoting sustainability.


Jess R has been sewing for several decades having taught herself on an old hand-turned Singer machine, she learned how to make clothes by taking apart old garments, making patterns from them and re making them. Jess has more recently done formal training in men's tailoring at CityLit and in producing digital drafts of her hand drawn patterns at London College of Fashion. Her current sewing passions range from made-to-measure men's shirts to baby clothes and quilts and she's also designing a range of sewing patterns. Jess loves to pass on her sewing and pattern making knowledge to others by teaching our fledging students.