We will begin with a visit to the three Brixton markets, taking in the history of the markets, and visit the vintage shops and some fabric shops. We will buy an old pair of jeans to upcycle to a tote bag (or you can bring yours). We will return to my studio, where you will disassemble your old pair of jeans, cut the pieces for your tote bag, and sew it all together. You will learn to embellish your bag to your taste. At the end of the class you will have a completed, customized, upcycled tote bag to take home. I will guide you through every stage of this exciting re-cycling experience.
I'm a pattern designer and tailor based in Brixton. I am on instagram @ariikestudio, @tata.madebyhand (handmade soft toys), and Youtube - Ariike Ruban. I am a Udemy tutor with over 3,000 students. I have been sewing for over 20 years, from women's/men's clothing and bags to plush toys. I work out of my studio in Brixton, SW London, where I make everything by hand. My experience is appropriate: As a gift, To start/brush up sewing skills and hobby, For corporate team building (message me directly for details). Looking forward to meeting you. Ari
Cookies, tea, and coffee
Sewing machine and tools
We will start at Windrush Square and visit the three Brixton markets, which are listed buildings because of their architectural and historic interest. The experience will be in my studio, which is one of many offices and studios housed in an old synagogue that has retained its elegant 19th Century facade.
An old pair of wide-legged jeans
I also host larger groups, e.g. Work Teams, team building, birthday parties, hen parties etc. Please message me with your enquiries.