SUSTAINABLE COAT-MAKING EVENING WORKSHOP

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Tutor: Sophia Butler


THIS 6 WEEK COURSE WILL RUN EACH WEDNESDAY EVENING 26 JUNE UNTIL 31 JULY

EACH CLASS WILL START AT 6PM AND FINISH AT 9PM


Always wanted to make a luxurious winter coat, but didn’t quite have the confidence?

Are you an intermediate sewist looking to take the next step? 

Interested in practical ways to apply sustainability in fashion?

Over this 6-week evening course, we will cover the design and crafting process of making a luxurious, sustainable winter coat to fit your custom measurements. Research and planning for your design will be discussed, patterns, natural fabrics, materials will be explored. 

This course is suitable for those with sewing experience. 

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS TO CLASS:

- paper scissors

- fabric scissors

- 3 metres of 90cm wide calico

- Internet capable device, laptop, ipad, mobile phone

- Sketch paper

- tape measure 

- pencils, pens, Sharpie, erasers

- quick unpick

- sewing pins

Industrial sewing machines will be provided for each student in our studios. Other materials/fabrics will need to be purchased during the course and will be discussed each week.  


About Sophia Butler:

Sophia Butler has always been a maker, starting young making cardboard houses and experimenting with scarves in her bedroom before starting to learn to sew at age 13. Her passion for materials grew at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, where she had the privilege to be chosen for a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia trip to India. It was there, in 2015 she realised that the way forward had to be sustainable. “I was standing on a bridge in Pondicherry and I looked down to see this awful, red- brown water and I was gagging from the smell of the river and I just thought ‘I can’t ever be a part of causing this.’ It is a moment that has burned into my memory and shapes nearly all of the decisions that I make today.”

Sophia’s post-graduate work focussed on designing for emotional durability and transparent supply chains, which has built solid sustainable foundations for her forthcoming work.

EVENING COURSES - TERM 2

WEDNESDAYS 6 PM – 9 PM FOR 6 WEEKS

$350.00 PER TERM (EQUIPMENT INCLUDED)

ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN UNTIL 19 JUNE


Please note:

  1. Please read the short courses frequently asked questions and the courses terms and conditions.

  2. This course will run throughout the year. Please check the 2019 Continuing Education Calendar for the terms dates.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.