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Fri, 04 Nov


The Good Stitch

Upcycle a Jacket to a Bag with Vicki Halliday

Transform an old jacket into a new shoulder bag

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Upcycle a Jacket to a Bag with Vicki Halliday
Upcycle a Jacket to a Bag with Vicki Halliday

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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