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Sew Thrifty: Sewing Lab

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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.


Sewing Lab

Do you have a few unfinished sewing projects you keep meaning to complete? Well, this is were the Sew Thrifty Sewing Lab comes in –  this session is perfect for getting the help and motivation to finally finish that sewing project you’ve been putting off for ages!

Just bring it along to this months class and Maud Barrett will be on hand to help with any technical issues you may be having and provide guidance and support where needed.


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!

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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