Fri, 04 Nov|
The Good Stitch
Upcycle a Jacket to a Bag with Vicki Halliday
Transform an old jacket into a new shoulder bag
Time & Location
04 Nov 2022, 10:30 – 15:00
The Good Stitch, 117 George V Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN11 5SA, UK
About the Event
All the fun of cutting up an old jacket & none of the guilt as you transform it into a beautiful new cross-body bag. Choose from our curated selection of worn out jackets & Vicki will help you select the features of your jacket to use in fun new ways, like the pockets & lining. As well as keeping textiles out of landfill, you’ll leave with a lovely new bag.
All equipment & materials are provided for this workshop, including a selection of jackets to choose from. This is a machine sewing workshop so it is best suited to people who have already learned to use a sewing machine. Confident beginners are welcome.
Feel free to bring your own jackets for repurposing, so long as they are made of woven fabrics. Mens blazers are ideal & they can be in damaged condition as patching & repairs add to the charm of your finished bag. If you’re bringing an old jacket, we recommend washing & hanging to dry before you bring it to the class, even if that’s not recommended for your jacket. It’s far nicer to work with a clean garment than a dirty one.
Vicki Halliday is the co-owner of The Good Stitch. Before she opened the shop, she worked in theatre & higher education, as a Costume Supervisor, Wardrobe Manager & costume maker. Vicki loves sharing the joy of sewing & creating with textiles. She is a patient teacher who believes in the power of self-learning, guiding her students to find that Aha moment & to reach their sewing goals.
4 hours including lunchbreak
10.30am - 3pm with half hour lunch break
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