Fashion and Sewing Upcycling Workshop

Learn how to upcycle clothes from your own wardrobe in this monthy drop in sewing class in Edinburgh.

2.5 hours Class size 2 to 4     label £35

If you've ever felt disappointed by clothes that no longer work for you, or you want to add some unique touches to personalise your wardrobe, this workshop is perfect for you. Whether you need to hide a stain, fix a garment, alter a skirt, or transform a dress into a stylish top, Jen will teach you the skills to bring new life to your wardrobe.

Each drop in class will be different, depending on what you and others in the group bring to upcycle! This class is a friendly, relaxed enviornment in which you'll learn how to repair or upcycle not only your own garments, but pick up hints and tricks from what others are working on too.

You'll gain essential sewing knowledge and practical tips to build your confidence transforming old garments into new! Join us for one or more sessions.

Please note: this venue is accessed by stairs and has no lift.

Add-on available for this class
  • Sewing machine induction (+30 mins before class) (£5)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Suitable for complete beginners and those returning to sewing who need a refresher.
If you've never used a sewing machine before, or would like a refersher, please add the option to arrive 30 mins earlier for an introduction to using the machines!
What you'll get
All of the materials and tools you need to upcycle or repair your garments.
What to bring
Ideas & tips on what to bring:

  • garments with stains or hole
  • garments with ripped seams
  • garments that you want to change the fit of
  • garments that you want to change the shape of
  • any other garments that need to be repaired / changed for you to get better use out of them!

Abbeymount Studios - 2 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5AN, Scotland

The Studio is well serviced by lots of bus routes: 1, 4, 5, 19, 26, 34, 35, 44, 45, 113, 124, X5, X6, X7. A small car park is available. Abbeymount is an old Victorian building and the studio is accessed by stairs.

Fashion and Sewing Upcycling Workshop location
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by Jen Byrne
by Jen Byrne

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I am a sustainable fashion designer from Dublin, now based in Edinburgh. I studied Fashion Design in Ireland before coming to Scotland to do a Masters in Sustainable & Ethical Fashion.

My work uses exclusively vintage and reclaimed materials in a bid to showcase the beauty of reuse!

I really enjoy teaching people and sharing in the joy of creating, upcycling and making unique pieces.

Join me in a group session or 1:1 to learn sewing, upcycling, pattern drafting and more!

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