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REUSE FABRIC MAKE ITEMS FROM OLD JEANS

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Subject Area
Lwb, Lwb

Course Summary
To repurpose jeans to prevent them going to landfill. They could be used to create fabric baskets, plated placemats, gardening aprons, bags, coasters, cushion covers. You are only limited by your imagination. Additional information for courses held at Fearon Hall: Fearon Hall is in Loughborough town centre. There is no car parking on site, but it is close to the town centre shopping car parks. The Rushes (LE11 5BG) is a 5-minute walk. There is time restricted parking in the road outside and in the nearby streets. It is possible to buy a temporary permit (£1) from the centre whilst visiting or attending classes, which is valid in the designated parking zone. The centre will issue a map of the zone. Important information: the course is held is on the 1st floor and access is by stairs only

Experience/Skills Required To Join This Course
The complexity of the final item will be dependent on the level of ability. You must have recent experience of using a sewing machine as you will not be taught how to use a machine/thread up a machine.

What Is The Course About?
The aim of this course is to reuse jeans in a creative way. This course is supported by the Love Your Clothes programme. www.loveyourclothes.org.uk and aims to work towards reducing the carbon footprint of fast fashion.

For The Session/s You Will Need:
Jeans to be repurposed, multiple pairs could add contrast of colour and texture. Matching thread and a basic sewing kit (small scissors, unpicker, hand sewing needles). There may be other notions needed depending on the projects chosen, for example zips or buttons.

Additional Costs And/Or Resources:
Thread Trims/buttons e.g bias binding, buttons, sequins, motifs

How Will I Know How I Am Getting On?
Written & photographic records · Feedback from the tutor · One to one & group discussions. Peer assessment. Learner diary

Support For Your Learning
Once you start, if you have further queries and/or support needs, please talk to the tutor. We also offer support to help people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, health problem or mental health difficulty that may affect your learning or participation, please contact us for further advice.

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Minimum Numbers
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