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Sewing Workshops

Sewing Workshops

Duration: one day 10 - 4

Price: £55

Contact: Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton

Course Start Dates

Saturday 2nd May 2020

About the Course

Recycle My Fashion - Tutor Catherine Crowther
Have you got a wardrobe full of out dated, wrong sized, shopping mistakes or just worn out items of clothing or fabric?
Bring them along and learn the basics of using both a sewing machine and sewing by hand to create a useable item. Your project might include re-using fabric and clothes to make new items such as bags, aprons, cushions, working on alterations and adaptations to clothes in your wardrobe so they can be reused rather than disposed of, or trying out new ideas for recycling fabric.
Based on the ideas of the Ministry of Information in 1943 publications and campaigns encouraging people to make new clothes from old ones and from all other household linen, and even underwear out of parachutes.
You will need to bring: A sewing machine with thread (if you don’t have one there are 3 available to borrow, please check availability of these when booking), a basic sewing kit including sharp scissors, clothes or fabric to recycle, fabric and trims to embellish. If you have any ideas of what you would like to make then please bring some pictures along, otherwise the tutor will help you with ideas.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch is included.
There are 3 sewing machines available, if you need to borrow one please reserve one when booking.

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