What is the course about?
Using pre-loved items of clothing, you will learn how to apply design principles and sewing construction techniques to make a unique piece of upcycled, sustainable clothing. You will obtain the skills needed to create numerous design ideas and based using deconstruction and reconstruction techniques. You will leave the course with a completed garment and technical file of samples.
Students will consider ethical and sustainable techniques and how individuals can play their part in stopping unwanted clothes going to landfill.
You will need to bring at least two of your own garments to use during this course.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in fashion design, sustainability, and would like to know more. You don’t need any prior experience.
What topics does the course cover?
- Design techniques based on deconstruction and reconstruction
- Sewing techniques
- Hand embroidery and embellishment
- Ethical and sustainable techniques
How will I be taught and assessed?
Through demonstrations, discussions, workshop practice, one to one instruction and guidance..
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Sewing materials will be provided. Please bring at least two of your own garments to use during this course for upcycling.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
- Use deconstruction and reconstruction techniques to make a unique piece of upcycled, sustainable clothing.
- Demonstrate sewing techniques
- Use hand embroidery and embellishment on your ‘new’ garment
- Know about ethical and sustainable techniques
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You can develop your skills further on one of our short courses or take an accredited course in fashion starting in September