What career opportunities can this lead to?

Other textile courses are offered at Eastleigh College - please browse the website for more information.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is suitable anyone interested in learning how to recycle and reuse old clothing. There are no entry requirements in respect of this course.

What does this programme involve?

Save money and the planet. Upcycle your wardrobe without the use of a sewing machine. You will learn how to:

- Upcycle a jersey t-shirt through deconstruction. This is a creative way of changing the look of a t-shirt through slashing, braiding, looping and knotting.

- Personalise your clothes with embroidery. You will learn a few embroidery stitches (chain, feather, cross, back, blanket, outline stitch, and lazy daisy) and how they can be applied for decorative detail on your clothes.

- Personalise items with applique. Create trendy decorative patches finished with embroidery stitches using Bondaweb.

A college certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This course is taught and assessed through practical demonstration and hands on activities.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring along to the workshop:

- Notepad, pen and pencil
- Clothes that can be upcycled (skirts, shirts, dresses, jeans...)
- One or more jersey t-shirt that can be cut up to change the look. Please be aware, the t-shirt will get tighter or shorter (depending on the techniques used) as you alter it
- Sharp fabric scissors
- Sewing kit with hand sewing needles
- Some sewing and embroidery threads
- Bits of fabric off-cuts in different colours and prints (ideally cotton)
- A bit of calico or similar for sampling the embroidery
- Bondaweb (30cm)
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery hoop (optional - only if you have one)

Please ensure your course is running before purchasing materials.

Learners are responsible for the purchase of materials necessary for the course.

No other costs are anticipated.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at acl@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C317X Eastleigh College 18/1/2020 Sat 09:30 – 14:30 1 £46.00 £46.00 Apply now

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Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.