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august, 2021

14aug11:00 am5:30 pmMake your own silk top from vintage scarves or tiesLearn how to work with delicate fabrics with Barley Massey whilst remaking vintage scarves or ties into your own unique silk top!

Event Details

Enjoy a day in the studio with Barley and other sewers, remaking silk accessories into a unique top . Barley has been making these silk t-shirts for some time and sells them through her shop Fabrications. Today she shares her approach as well as tips on working with ‘tricky fabrics’.

All Levels of sewers are welcome but you do need to know your way around the sewing machine and have made a few items before (not necessarily clothing)


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

– Cut a simple garment pattern with ‘raglan sleeve’ detail

– Assemble the fabric pieces on the machine

– Explore colour and design through patch-working

– Work with delicate fabrics such as silk

– Add a stretch binding (around the neckline)

– Use an over-locker to finish off raw edges and give a professional finish

– Explore the art of ‘upcycling’ and Look at ‘old clothes’ from a new perspective!


Class Size: Now reduced to 4 participants to ensure social distancing.

Class Includes: Threads, tools & use of ‘Brother’ sewing machines.

PLEASE BRING: Bring enough materials to make your desired sized top – we recommend at least 3 square vintage head scarves and / or at least 6 men’s silk ties (please unpick and iron open before the workshop) + 1 scarf

PRICE: £60

HOW TO BOOK: Contact us directly on 020 7275 8043 or BOOK ONLINE

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


Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized
Other Health Guidelines Each participants is provided with an Individual work area which includes your own hand santiser and the necessary equipment, tools, and materials for the workshop.


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 5:30 pm


Barley MasseyTextile Designer Maker & Founder/Caretaker of Fabrications 7 Broadway Market

Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.