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Evolve your Wardrobe with Riccardo Guido, finalist of the Great British Sewing Bee

10th August 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm


Riccardo grew up in Salento, South Italy with his three sisters. His mother was a keen sewer and a sewing machine was ever present in their family home, however Riccardo didn’t start sewing until he moved to London as an adult.

A keen advocate of sustainable fashion, Riccardo believes in reusing and recycling wherever possible to reduce waste. He also believes that this way of working stimulates our creativity by producing something ‘new’ with what we have. One of his proudest makes is a leather jacket he created from a leather sofa he found in the street!

Many of us have items in our wardrobe, it may still be loved but it sits there unused. Home sewers, you may have projects that you have spent time creating but you are not happy with the end results and these items too sit unused after hours of dedication. Alternatively you may enjoy searching the charity shops for clothing treasure. With your garments in hand and a spirit of adventure, join Riccardo in rethinking, rearranging and remodelling these clothes into something new and wearable!

All levels of sewer are welcome but basic sewing skills are recommended. Riccardo will guide you according to your interests and level of ability. However, If you have never used a sewing machine before and would like to attend Riccardo’s class, we recommend attending our Beginners Sewing 1 class first.

On completion of this class participants will confidently be able to:

– look at old clothes from a new perspective

– transform garments in a more ‘freestyle’ fashion

– style to your tastes and body shape

– explore a range of creative construction methods

– discover ways to incorporate embellishing ideas such as adding applique or a frill

– walk away with a new and wearable outfit

PLEASE BRING: 1 – 3 items of clothing to ‘evolve’. As we are using domestic sewing machines and over lockers, it is not advisable to bring heavy duty items such as jeans, coats or leather items. There will also be an inspiring pick n mix collection of vintage & salvaged haberdashery available, that you can incorporate. If you are unsure on what to bring please do contact Fabrications to discuss further.

PRICE: £75

You can also book directly with us at the shop or over the phone (and save on the online booking fee)

Please Note: The workshop will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)


10th August 2019
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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