ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP...
We are very excited to share this workshop with you all! This is such a lovely workshop to participate in if you would like to upcycle some of your unwanted garments into a beautiful patchwork cushion! As you know here at Restoration London, we love giving our old clothing a new lease of life and what better way than to make a statement piece for your sofa!
We will introduce you to the beautiful Japanese mending technique of Sashiko + Boro as well as demonstrating a joining stitch through hand sewing so no sewing machine required!
You can see a preview of the technique you will be learning on our Youtube Channel:
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N.B You will also receive a recording of the workshop so that you can refer to it again as you may wish to create lots of upcycled cushions for all of your friends and family!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN...
This will be a 2.5 hour workshop split in half, and on separate dates. In the first 1.5 hour lesson, we will show you how to create 3 beautiful designs using the Sashiko + Boro technique on 3 different colours of fabric to achieve the patchwork effect. We will then demonstrate the hand sewn joining technique so you can join the squares together before the 2nd part of the workshop.
During part 2 of the workshop, we will then show you how to join the sides and hand sew in a zip.
You will also receive a recording of both parts of the workshop so that you can refer to once the lesson is over. Along with an extended version of the Youtube video We will also provide PDF inspiration sheets so that you can get some ideas of what to sashiko next!
Suitable for complete beginners
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED?
To join us for the Sashiko & Boro Patchwork Cushion Cover Workshop you will need the following:
TOOLS AND MATERIALS LIST:
*Included with workshop packs*
- A Pencil sharpener
- Ruler (at least 16 cm in length)
- Fabric scissors
- Snips (for cutting yarn - but not essential)
- Clothing you would like to upcycle or x9 square fabrics (16cmx16cm)
- x1 45cmx45cm square piece of fabric for back of cushion
- x1 small piece of 8cmx8cm fabric square
- * White cotton thread *
- * Sashiko needle *
- * Sashiko template for Sashiko Uroko design *
- * Zip *
- * Dressmakers pencil *
N.B. A 10% discount is given to those using their own fabrics (although if you don't have any spare fabrics at home at all, I will send some out in the packs)
**Avoid using slippery materials such as nylons or silks as it will make it tricky to sew - cottons, denims, linens etc are best and also more eco friendly :-) **
Once you’ve booked on to this workshop we will email you with all the information you’ll need to access it online.
p&p is included in the price and we'll contact you for shipping details once you've made your order.
So excited! See you then!