Denim Day – Sustainable sewing

Denim day fronts

I absolutely love denim. I love wearing it and I love using it. It can often be my ‘go to’ fabric when I’m making new samples. It always looks good and it looks good put with anything else. Our love for denim means that we use a lot of it and, by consequence, there is a lot that is that ends up waiting to be scrapped.

Denim day is all about repurposing this wonderful fabric. We’ll show you a variety of ideas for recycling and repurposing denim and then  focus on making a selection of cushions using some fab design techniques. Denim cushions are incredibly hard wearing so make great cushions for home or garden.

We’ll show you the best way to deconstruct your denim garment and how to think about incorporating as much of the denim as possible.

We have a significant stash of denim so you don’t need to worry about sourcing and bringing any along.  However, if you’ve been accumulating your own special denim stash you can of course work with that on the day. Continuing the sustainable theme we would encourage you to bring three large unloved shirts for the backs of your cushions. However, if you wish you could also make these from fabric too.

Denim day is about thinking about sustainable sewing and repurposing but is also going to be an incredibly fun day, working creatively and sustainably.

Note

Cushion pads are not provided. Cushion covers can be made to whatever size pads you have. Standard cushions are approx 40cm/16″ square so we will use this as the start point unless your pad is different.

This is about sewing sustainably so lets see what you have a home that needs new life if you wish to make the ‘colourful’ cushion please do bring some fabric scraps for your inserts. You will need pieces at least 5″ square.

Cost

£75.00

Date

19 Aug 2022

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book Event

Denim Day £75
Available Tickets: 5
The Denim Day ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

What you will need

We have a significant stash of denim so you don’t need to worry about sourcing and bringing any along.  However, if you’ve been accumulating your own special denim stash you can of course work with that on the day. Continuing the sustainable theme we would encourage you to bring three large unloved shirts for the backs of your cushions. However, if you wish you could also make these from fabric too.

 

Note

Cushion pads are not provided. Cushion covers can be made to whatever size pads you have. Standard cushions are approx 40cm/16″ square so we will use this as the start point unless your pad is different.

 

This is about sewing sustainably so lets see what you have a home that needs new life if you wish to make the ‘colourful’ cushion please do bring some fabric scraps for your inserts. You will need pieces at least 5″ square.

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.

Refreshments

Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.

Photography

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Sarah Brangwyn

Tutor

Sarah Brangwyn

Owner of Made and Making, Sarah has been sewing all her life. Her passion is helping others to gain the same level of enjoyment from mastering these creative skills. She's known for her infectious enthusiasm, her endless knowledge and for her knack for explaining things clearly, leading to lots of 'aha!' moments. In a previous life, Sarah was a branch manager in an insurance firm. Taking redundancy in 2012 allowed her to follow her dream of creating a hub for sewing and craft. At Made and Making Sarah teaches sewing, crochet, needle felting and other craft courses. She's also one of the tutors for the children's workshops. When family life allows, Sarah loves nothing more than immersing herself in her own projects.

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