Upcycle, Recycle & Repair Byron Community College

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Upcycle, Recycle & Repair

Upcycle, Recycle & Repair

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

In this course you’ll learn how to upcycle, recycle and repair garments thus enabling a sustainble approach to fashion. Learning some tried and true techniques and innovative ways to pull apart and then reconstruct clothing into something new, fresh and individually you. Come and take part in the worldwide growing community of sustainable fashion.

‘If only this fitted better’ or 'I’d wear this if only it was .....' will be thoughts of the past as you take part in the worldwide growing community of sustainable fashion. The basic techniques you’ll be taught to apply to garments you already own or purchase from op-shops include:
  • How to change a garment to fit you properly
  • Repairing techniques including (but not limited to), patching, hemming and replacing buttons
  • How to deconstruct and reconstruct garments
  • How to look at your clothing in a new creative light so you can prolong the life of it

We’ll also discuss as we work the true impacts of fast fashion, impulse buying and how to make sustainable wardrobe choices

While basic sewing skills are a bonus, they’re not necessary.

What to bring

  • Fabric scissors and other general scissors
  • Sewing needles and threads of any colour
  • Unpicking tool (can be bought from any fabric shop)
  • Any clothing, buttons, pieces of fabric, beads or trims etc you have

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Want to get a group together to do a course or workshop at a time that suits you? We can arrange an exculsive workshop or course for you(min 8 students or more) Contact us at admin@byroncollege.org.au or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.