Sew me Sustainable


Re purpose the fabulous fabrics in your life, whilst learning how to sew your own beautiful made to measure clothes.

If you’re looking for a way to reduce your fashion foot print on our planet whilst keeping your wardrobe bang on trend, then this class is for you!

in the Snug is taking residency on the mezzanine* at La Terraza, Upton. Come and spend a morning (or two) with us; Feel inspired by the stunning décor and ambience; Enjoy a coffee from local roasters Yellow Bourbon and some in-house churros deliciousos; Bring along a pre loved light weight woven from your closet, linen drawer, attic, (someone else’s attic!), a charity shop and we’ll help you to turn your fabric find(s) into a chic update to your wardrobe.

What does the class cover?

  • Making more sustainable choices when buying ready to wear or making your own garments

  • Seeing existing fabrics with fresh eyes

  • Selecting the right fabric and size pieces for the project (electronic pre course tutorial with online support available)

  • How to print and assemble a pdf pattern for a garment (electronic pre course tutorial with online support available)

  • Taking accurate body measurements and using this information to size a pattern

  • Pattern symbols and cutting pattern & the fabric with efficiently, minimising waste

and if you join us on day two…

  • Support with sewing your garment

  • Useful stitches and their benefits

  • Minor fit adjustments

What’s included?

  • A pdf pattern emailed to you for you to keep and use as many times as you wish

  • Pre course support to select your fabric and print and assemble your pattern (no need to be daunted, its just a jigsaw with A4 pieces!)

  • Light refreshments 

  • On the day tuition on taking measurements, reading your pattern and cutting (plus guidance in sewing your garment if you opt to stay for the full day)

  • Written instructions to support sewing your garment following the workshop or for future versions you make

What will I need?

  • Home printer

  • A4 paper & black ink

  • Glue stick

  • Paper scissors

  • Xm of fabric or 2 Xm of contrasting of pieces (please see specific garment course for details)

  • Matching thread

  • Sewing Machine (limited number available for hire at additional cost)

  • Dressmaking pins

  • Fabric scissors

What garments can I make? 

Click on the links below for more info, including class dates, sizing and fabric requirements

Ogden Cami by True Bias Patterns

Suggested Fabrics: Light weight woven such as cotton and linen

Difficulty: Confident beginner


Keep checking back, more dates and patterns will be available soon!

What’s the price?

Each morning class runs for 3 hours from 9.30-12.30 and includes a coffee and a sweet treat:

  • £55 morning one only

  • £45 morning two (morning one must be booked or completed to reserve your place)   

Advance booking is essential. Please note that places on these courses are limited, with a maximum number of 6 sewists. 

If you’d like to stay to SEWcialise after your workshop, why not make a reservation in the restaurant by clicking here

*Please note that the mezzanine is on the first floor and access is via stairs only

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Total Seat: 12
  • La Terraza Tapas Bar
  • 53 Latchet Ln
  • Upton
  • Northampton
  • Northamptonshire

Event Schedule Details

  • 13th July 2019
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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