THRIFT & THREAD - Circular Sewing Classes
Time & Location
About the Event
Are you looking for a fun creative activity that you can easily do at home? Why not get into sewing your own clothes?
This is a sustainable sewing class. We will focus on working with existing materials or clothing. This reused material will be the start of a new handmade item of clothing. From repairing and upcycling the stuff in your closet to working with a sewing pattern and an old curtain, this will all be a part of this course.
Not only will you learn technical sewing skills in these classes, you will also learn more about the fashion- and textile industry. For this reason we will take a field trip to a local thrift store to discover what happens to clothing donations there. Ask the teacher anything about this topic, she loves to share her knowledge on the subject.
What you'll learn? Transforming your clothes; Working with different kinds of textiles; Looking creatively at second hand clothing or fabric; Awareness of the problems in the fashion industry; Inspiring project examples; Sewing skills and working with a sewing machine; Working with sewing patterns.
What's included? We will use sewing machines during this class. These are provided as well as some basic tools, threads and the use of a variety of sewing pattern magazines. You are welcome to bring your own machine, if you want to learn to work on that particular one. It would help a lot if you already know your way around a sewing machine a little, as the teacher cannot get too close when explaining everything (because of the 1,5 meter rule).
Who's teaching? Local circular pioneer Tinka van der Kooij is the teaching the classes. She has a long history of sewing clothes. She learned how to sew when she was a young child from her mother and has gained a lot of experience along the way. Tinka has tons of knowledge about the fashion industry and loves to watch a good documentary or read an in-depth research report. When she started a sewing studio inside a thrift store in 2018, she learned more and more about second hand clothes, got to know the behind the scenes of clothing donations, suddenly saw textiles in a different way and started to learn more and more about sustainability and the fashion industry. She wants to share her knowledge and experience with others while never losing sight of the fun part: making your own clothes! You can learn more about Tinka at www.tinkavanderkooij.nl or on Instagram @tinkataart.
- Course Ticket€130+€3.25 Service fee€130+€3.25 Service fee0€0