Sewing and refashioning Workshops in Perth, WA

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Eco Fashion Sewing workshops

​Eco Fashion Sewing goes locally in Perth, Western Australia​. Mariana does hands-on workshops, talks and presentations including ​​demonstration of finished projects and discussions on ​clothing you bring and want to rework.

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Past Events

Machine Sewing For Beginners PART 1

​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)

Cost: $312 (equates to $26 per hour)

​Designed for complete beginners and aspiring sewists. Maximum 8 participants.

Come along and learn all the basics, from the ins and outs of the machinery to essential finishing techniques. Build up your confidence in handling the machine and creating safe sewing environment. Practice essential sewing skills with engaging and fun activities in class and at home. Learn versatile to apply later techniques while completing an eco-friendly Apron project in Week 3 and 4.

Find out what are the main seams and finishes for clothing and gain valuable understanding of the different fashion fabrics. Discover clever reuse of unwanted clothing and open your mind for creating your own makes by reusing easy to find recycled materials. Check all details and what to bring here

Taught by the local fashion upcycler and instructor Mariana Kirova.​​

​What our previous students said:

​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 
a complete 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 -
willing to confirm and improve her skills and knowledge



​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 -
​looking to build up her sewing skills


​Alterations Like A Pro

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

Dates: 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov (4 consecutive Tuesdays) 

Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Location: Carolyn Francis Artist Studio, 3 Runyon Road, Midvale WA (map)

Cost: $348 (equates to $29 per hour)

You have to know​ how to operate your sewing machine to ​attend this course.

Maximum 6 participants.

​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.

Check all the details and what you'll need to bring.​

Taught by the local fashion upcycler and instructor Mariana Kirova.

​Upcycle Your Clothes
​talk-presentation-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 up-cycled designs, discuss practical ideas to take home and create new styles for yourself.

Discover the unique world of fashion upcycling, an artistic craft area where you can unleash your creativitiy and get practical results from making your own one-of-a-kind clothing while acquiring valuable skills for life along the way.

​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.

NOTE: Special offers on the day for further hands-on Beginner Sewing Machine Course, Alterations and Upcycling workshops will be announced. 

Limited places available. ​Pick your preferred location and follow the links below to book now and secure your spot.

Wanneroo: 15 September 2018, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm at Wanneroo Library Building - Theatrette (book here)

​Wilson: 22 September 2018, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm @ CREEC (Canning River Eco Education Centre) (book here)

Cost: ​$19

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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. More details here​.


Cost: FREE, sponsored by the ​City of Canning

Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, fashion upcycler


NOTE: Sorry, this ​4-week course has been SOLD OUT.


​FOLLOW-UP: We had over 30+ people on the waitlist for this course, therefore the library offered it three times - in June, July and August 2018.

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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.


Cost: $60 (bundle with the presentation - $ 70 for both)


Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler

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.


Cost: $20 (bundle with the sewing workshop - $70 for both)

​Presenter: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler

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)


​Cost: FREE, sponsored by the ​City of Canning

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.


Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler

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)

​Cost: FREE workshop, part of the EFWA 2017 events, delivered ​by Eco Fashion Sewin. Limited to 20 places - registrations required;

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

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Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler

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)


​Cost: FREE event, ​sponsored by the ​City of Canning. ​Registrations essential​.

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

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    ​Benefits for people when do it themselves
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    ​Life cycle of clothing
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    ​What to consider and ways to refashion
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    ​3 simple steps to start

​Facilitator: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler

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)


​Cost: FREE event, sponsored by the ​City of Canning. ​Registrations essential.

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

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)

​Cost: FREE workshops, sponsored by the ​City of Fremantle. ​Registrations essential.

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)


Details: FREE talk/workshop, sponsored by the ​City of Bayswater. Bookings ​essential.


Presenter: Mariana Kirova, ​fashion upcycler

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