119: Slow Fashion

Join Bella Sivyer in this fun, relaxed course to create beautiful items from discarded fashion. Make your wardrobe original and very cost effective while saving some land fill.

Slow fashion, as opposed to fast fashion, is the art of transforming the old and unwanted into the new and you-nique! So, gather a few unwanted items such as: shoes, bags, jeans, t-shirts, jackets, old jewellery, and scrap fabrics to create a masterpiece.

Your own sewing machine and basic sewing skills are required. We will do some small set projects that include scrap fabric jewellery, a sample patchwork quilt panel and embellishing techniques.

Course Code: 119

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Dates: Monday 8th – Friday 12th Jan

Cost: $250

Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate

Ages: 18+

Renata Wright

Bella Sivyer

Since childhood Bella Sivyer has loved sewing and creating. She recently retired as a Textiles and Fashion Technologies teacher and one of her favourite things is to Op Shop for quirky and unusual inspiration.

She has sold upcycled items at markets and lately has been inspired to make skirts. One using her collection of men’s ties to combine with jeans and another using an antique tablecloth.