Festival of Stuff: Morning - Altering Denim Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Altering Denim Masterclass Festival of Stuff: Morning - Altering Denim Masterclass

Friday 09 June 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm

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This masterclass takes on a ubiquitous fabric: denim! Jeans are popular and widely-worn garments known for style, function and durability, but the thickness of the fabric that makes it such a great trouser material also can also make these garments tricky to adapt and repurpose. Together with expert seamstress Ayat Salimane, participants will learn how to adjust jeans and other denim items by adding in darts. The session will also go over how to sew flat seams - the sturdiest seam for heavy fabrics like denim. Finally, we will look at techniques that can help us repurpose and upcycle our denim pieces and breathe new life into them. 

Ayat Salimane is a self-taught seamstress. A graduate of law, she taught herself to sew out of university to quench her creativity and has been making bespoke occasion dresses under her brand Salimane Couture since. She enjoys trialing new techniques and experimenting with new fabrics.

This masterclass is suitable for ages 18+, aside from that, no experience or skill necessary, all welcome!

Important information about our ticket ballot for this event:

  • We are using a ballot system for ticket booking for this workshop.
  • Entering the ballot means that you've entered into a draw for the opportunity to book a ticket to a making session. From Tuesday 9 May onwards, successful entrants will be sent a booking link, which must be completed within 24 hours to secure a ticket.
  • Unfortunately, the ballot may be oversubscribed, so entering it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be offered tickets.
  • The ballot is open for a limited time: from 5:00am on Friday 5th May until 23:59pm on Monday 8th May.
  • Once tickets are fully booked, we will notify everyone and offer you the opportunity to join the waiting list.

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This workshop is part of the Festival of Stuff.

Images courtesy of Gracia Dharma and Kelly.

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