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Upcoming classes with Elisalex just announced!

Hello all and Happy New Year!!! It probably feels a little too late in the game to still be saying that, but seeing as this is our first blog post of 2017 (gulp! Where has January gone?! Although, we're certainly not complaining that it's now one month closer to Springtiiiiime!), I reckon we can just about get away with it.

And in the spirit of the New Year - Gregorian or Lunar - and all the hope, promise and great new things they bring, we're here to announce some new classes we have coming up over the next couple of months. Ideal for anyone who has been hovering on the peripheries of the sewing community, feeling inspired but not knowing exactly how to begin, joining a class will give you the skills and confidence you need in order to embark upon your own wild and wonderful handmade journey...

Introduction to dressmaking - the Zeena Dress

In this six week course, broken down into manageable two hour classes, Elisalex will be taking you through the making of our Zeena Dress from start to finish covering a whole host of techniques and skills that you will be able to apply to the making of almost any dress. Taking accurate body measurements, basic pattern alterations, zippers and facings and everything in between! 

Based out of a charming new fabric shop in London's Richmond, Loving the Fabric, classes will be limited to four students, ensuring that everyone gets all the love and attention they need!


Mondays - 10.30am - 12.30pm - starting Monday 20th Feb and running for six consecutive weeks.


Loving the Fabric, 64 Hill Rise, Richmond, London, TW10 6UB

How much?

The cost of the course is £250 per student which includes a copy of the Zeena Dress pattern. Price does not include fabric.

How do I book my spot?

Call Gay at Loving the Fabric as soon as possible! You can reach her on (020) 8332 6031.


Refashioning with Embroidery at the New Craft House

If you've been keeping up with Elisalex over on her personal Instagram account @elisalex, you'll know that the embroidery bug has hit her hard... Especially when it comes to finding a pretty solution to her old and battered denims.

And it seems like everyone else is getting in on the visible mending movement too! In these three hour sessions, you'll learn the basic embroidery stitches and how to apply them to your own existing garments, whether they need some serious reinforcement, or just a little embellishment to make them stand out.


Saturday 11th March, 11am - 2pm

Saturday 11th March, 3pm - 6pm

Tuesday 14th March, 6pm - 9pm


At the New Craft House new studio digs in London Fields.

How much?

Each three house session is £55 which includes all materials and some tea and snacks. You will need to bring an item of clothing that you wish to embroider.

How do I book my spot?

Head to the New Craft House to book online.

Comments on this post (1)

  • Feb 03, 2017

    I used to embroider my jeans all the time 40 years ago (and my jean skirts) wherever the threads started looking a little bare. I was thrilled to see these jeans – such a wash of nostalgia washed over me – thank you! I think I’m going to take this up again. There is nothing like a spot of embroidery on a worn pair of jeans that fit you well!

    — PsychicSewerKathleen

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