Sewing and refashioning Workshops in Perth, WA

Upcoming Workshops in 2020


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Refashioning Clothing For Better Future
4-week hands-on workshop series

Refashioning Clothing

Hosted by the City of Canning and Eco Fashion Sewing, this sustainability workshop series is exciting opportunity for creative sewists in Perth WA to learn unique techniques to adapt, refashion and create new designs from easy to find clothing resources. 

During four consecutive Saturdays in June 2020 every workshop will focus on a different refashioning topic:

Week 1. Fix & Alter To Enjoy Wearing

Week 2. Refashion Men Button-Down Shirts

Week 3. T-shirts To The Catwalk

Week 4. Repurposing Denim & Jeans

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Dates: 6, 13, 20 and 27 June 2020
Location: Bentley Library, Bentley WA 6102 (map)

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UPDATE: Sorry, due to Corona virus this event has been canceled.


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Our workshops' participants have shared...

"You can make something completely new and interesting"

I was intrigued by the art of piecing different clothing parts together. I love that this idea saves on clothing wastage, and is great for individual styling and creativity.

 

Thank you Mariana for your wonderful expertise.

KIM GORDON  //  Felt crafter & sewist

"I learned a lot how I could reuse or rework my clothing"

This is the best workshop I've ever attended, thoroughly enjoyed the day!


I now can develop and wear something that I've never thought about before. It was very inspirational, to keep on rethinking and reworking unused clothing, to applying it to my grandchildren clothes.

RINI MARGAWANI  //  Sewist & aspiring clothing upcycler


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Eco Fashion Sewing workshops

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Past Events

Refashioning Clothing: Intro to Fashion Upcycling
full day hands-on workshop

This creative 5-hour workshop delivers newly developed content on how to rework preloved clothing yourself by using unconventional out-of-the-box methods and ways.

Local eco fashion designer and clothing upcycler Mariana Kirova is going to teach unique methods and techniques drawn from her own creative work, research and experimentation in upcycling clothing.

When: 11 October 2019, Friday; 10.00 am to 3.00pm
Where: 3 Runyon Road, Midvale WA 6056
(Carolyn Francis Art Studio) view map (free parking on site)

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Machine Sewing For Beginners

​A 12-hour course delivered in 4 weeks, one day a week, 3-hour sessions - begins on 18 Oct 2018

Sewing for Beginners - Eco Fashion Sewing

Special thanks for some of the photos to Christine Biss of Basic Treasures

​Dates: 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov (4 consecutive Thursdays)

Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Location: Bayswater Family Centre (map)


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​Alterations Like A Pro

​A 12-hour course delivered in 4 weeks, one day a week, 3-hour sessions - begins on 23 Oct 2018

​Explore the different ways to hem pants, skirts, tops and other everyday clothes and special occasion wear with a fashion industry insider. Discover the two ways to hem jeans you’ll ever need. Find out simple techniques of tapering and taking in to achieve new silhouette or better fit. Learn to replace different zippers in garments like dresses, skirts, pants, jeans and more.

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​Upcycle Your Clothes
Talk & garment demonstration to inspire you upcycle yourself

Bring along some cast-offs from the back of your wardrobe to this talk and get inspired to revive them for new life. Find out how to create something that suits you, hear Mariana's Eco Fashion Sewing story and demonstration of upcycled designs, discuss practical ideas to take home and create new styles for yourself.

​If you are from Perth WA come along and enjoy this talk-presentation and garment demonstration brought to you by Mariana Kirova, ​local eco fashion designer, clothing upcycler and founder of Eco Fashion Sewing.

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Beginner Sewing Machine Classes - 4-week short course
(Hosted by the City of Canning)

When: 26th May, 2nd, 9nd, 16th June (Saturday) @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Bentley Library, Cnr Hedley Place & Manning Road, Bentley WA 6102

(map)


Details: This is a a 4-week short course, delivered in 2-hour classes, one class per week. Bookings essential

You will learn basic sewing machine techniques, different stitches; about tools, supplies, needles, threads and textile materials. During the course you will complete two projects, transforming men shirts into apron and creating woman's coat from sweatshirts, while learning exciting seams and finishes for clothing and developing a portfolio of samples to use later.

All equipment, including sewing machines, a textbook to take away and most of the materials will be provided for free.


Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, fashion upcycler


NOTE: Sorry, this 4-week course has been SOLD OUT. Following the high level of interest this course was offered in June, July and August 2018.


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Our sewing beginners have shared...

​I had no sewing experience. Bought sewing machine after the first class because I was so excited to practice the content. 


Thank you, I have learnt a new skill that I will continue to develop with practice. Very excited!


Annika Helenius
complete sewing beginner


​​​I learnt so much new content on sewing, the sewing machine, textiles and reusing materials. Great to get feel for being able to recognise different fabrics to be able to reuse from existing clothes.


Brilliant course!


Mikala Little -
looking to improve her skills



​The most helpful thing during the course was having someone who could answer my questions in a way I understood and SHOW me how to do it as well.



​Amy Read -

sewing beginner


When: 23 May 2018, Wednesday @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: The Sound Temple, 100 Marshwood Pl, Sawyers Valley WA 6074 (map)


Details: First of a two-part event which includes a presentation and sewing machine workshop. Part of the Common Threads - Woven Through Community, a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April. More details here. Hands-on workshop with limited places available. Bookings essential.


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When: 21 May 2018, ​Monday @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: The Sound Temple, 100 Marshwood Pl, Sawyers Valley WA 6074 (map)


Details: ​First of a two-part event which includes a presentation and sewing machine workshop. Part of the Common Threads - Woven Through Community, a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April. More details here. Bookings essential.


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Upcycle Fashion Workshop II (hands-on follow up)
(Hosted by the City of Canning)

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​When: 13 January 2018, Saturday @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

​Where: Riverton Library, 67 Riley Rd (Cnr High Rd), Riverton WA 6148 (map)


Description: ​Follow up hands-on workshop. Come along ​to create your own pieces of fashion. Bring clothing to work with and all trims and add-ons you have in mind.


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Clothing Repair Workshop 
(as part of Eco Fashion Week Australia, EFWA 2017 events)

​When: 26 November 2017, Sunday @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Partnering Taylor's Art & Coffee House, 510 Great Northern Hwy, Middle Swan WA 6056 (map)

​Details: Come to have fun and repair your faves to enjoy and make them wearable again.

Part of EFWA 2017 workshops

Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler


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Upcycle Fashion Workshop 
(Hosted by the City of Canning)

​When: 11 November 2017, Saturday @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

​Where: Riverton Library, 67 Riley Rd (Cnr High Rd), Riverton WA 6148 (map)


Description: Please bring along a piece of clothing that you'd like to discuss how to upcycle after the initial presentation.

​Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler


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Upcycle Your Clothes
(Hosted by the City of Canning)

​When: 7 October 2017, Saturday @ 10:00 am - 12:00 ​pm

Where: Cannington Library, 233 Sevenoaks Street (Cnr Wharf Street), Cannington WA 6107 (map)

Description: Come along and learn how to transform your old clothes or thrift shop finds into something new and fashionable. Please bring along a piece of clothing that you'd like to discuss how to upcycle.

Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler


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Fashion Upcycling: Hands-on Workshop Series
(Hosted by the City of Fremantle)

​When: Postponed for 6 September, 13, 20 and 27 Sep 2017 (4 Wednesdays) @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Where: The Meeting Place, 245 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162 (map)

Description: This workshop series are designed for young people aged 15-25; find more on Fremantle Story website. If you are over the age group yet interested in participating, please send me a message through the contact page.

Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler


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Refashioning Your Clothing
(Hosted by the City of Bayswater)

When: 17 August 2017, Thursday @ 2pm - 3.30pm

Where: Morley Public Library, 240 Walter Rd W, Morley WA 6062 (map)

Presenter: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler


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