Clothes Upcycle & Mend

Jazz up your favourite outfits and bring them up to date and on trend – remodel vintage and bargain sales impulse buys to fit you properly – High Street into Couture!  


Grace Carter-Allen

Current Classes

Monday afternoon from 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Introduction and Course Content

This class is a perfect chance to learn to make the most of your wardrobe, be it vintage or new clothes, favorite outfits that could do with a bit of TLC… In this class you will bring new or old clothes that need mending, updating to the latest styles and those that require alterations for a perfect fit. You may also bring unfinished clothes making projects that need expert help to complete. Learners will do the sewing as directed by the tutor.

Sewing techniques you may learn or refresh include:
consolidation to the use of sewing and overlocking machines and hand sewing
Shorten or lengthen skirts’ or trousers’ hems neatly
Modify collars or sleeves
Take in width or let out with the use of fabric panels
Insert or replace zips, and much more

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at adult learners (18+) who are familiar with the use of a sewing machine and can hand sew.


11 weeks


All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG.
Tel:  020 7840 0216 

Start and End Dates

AUTUMN TERM 2018: from Monday 17th September to Monday 3rd December 2018

Number of Students

12 maximum


Tutor feedback
Learner self-assessment


You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom including: large tables, sewing machines, over-lockers, irons & metal rulers.

Material Costs

You will need to supply all garments, fabrics, haberdashery & your own sewing kit, list available at first session. Some materials can be purchased from the tutor. Price list available in the classroom.

Tuition Fee


How to Apply

Enrol in person, by post or email
Enrolment form available online or on request (by phone or email).