Couture Hand Sewing Techniques with Selkie Patterns and Offset Warehouse

Stephanie Steele Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Join Offset Warehouse and Selkie Patterns for an exciting evening as we learn some advanced hand sewing techniques that will ensure our makes have that additional wow factor.

The format of the evening

First, we'll have a short presentation from both Selkie Patterns and Offset Warehouse on the importance of sustainability within our sewing. From how we construct, to what fabrics we use, to how we can ensure our garments have a life after us.

We'll then be led through advanced couture hand sewing techniques, such as a hand rolled hem, invisible herringbone stitch and handworked loops, that will progress your skills in finishing projects and garments. As well as elevating your sewing to the next level, it will also offer up skills handy for the alteration and mending of your clothing. The workshop is aimed at sewers who are already confident with certain hand techniques such as sewing on tailored buttons, and would like to advance their skill set.

We'll provide everything required for this workshop: fabric scissors, needles, pins and scrap material (as well as ethical sustainable textiles from Offset Warehouse), but feel free to bring your own scraps that you feel comfortable with and perhaps can utilise in a project you're already working on.

You'll be free to chat and move around in the lovely setting of 55 East. 55East is a place for locals, creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs to come together and eat, drink, work and network. They are the biggest community of entrepreneurs in South London. Both Selkie Patterns and Offset Warehouse will have their ethical sustainable wares on show, with both available to spark conversation on how we can make more responsibly, for people and planet.

Tickets cost £40. Discount available for members of The Sustainable Fashion Collective. Register for this event here.

Your ticket price includes:

  • Presentation and workshop led by Selkie Patterns
  • Presentation from Offset Warehouse
  • Refreshments and materials

Workshop teachers: Selkie Patterns Caroline Akselson and Alexandra Bruce

Selkie Patterns is a London-based startup, selling dressmaking patterns, lifestyle patterns and textiles, all designed in house. The company has been awarded the Eco-Age Brandmark for its efforts in sustainability and is the recipient of a plastic free business award. Their products are made in the UK and sold online, always with sustainability in mind. The co-founders are also the authors of the new book "The Great British Sewing Bee: Sustainable Style".

Instagram: @selkiepattern

Workshop assistant: Stephanie Steele of Offset Warehouse

Steph's background is within fashion and textiles, and her personal craft-based approach to making is curious and experimental with the aim of educating others on what textiles are and where they come from. She runs the fabric side of the business, along with our networking and creative workshops with the mission to bring a collective of makers and responsibly-minded businesses together.

Instagram: @offset_warehouse

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