The Create Place x Fast Fashion Therapy

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 8 people around one large table. 4 sewing machine places and 4 hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

  • At the Create Place, Bethnal Green
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
  • 6:30 to 8pm
  • Free, please book your place
  • Email us on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk to book your place, or search for ‘Fast Fashion Therapy’ on Eventbrite

About Us

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Create Place x Fast Fashion Therapy

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 8 people around one large table. 4 sewing machine places and 4 hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

  • At the Create Place, Bethnal Green
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
  • 6:30 to 8pm
  • Free, please book your place
  • Email us on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk to book your place, or search for ‘Fast Fashion Therapy’ on Eventbrite

About Us

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Create Place x Fast Fashion Therapy

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 8 people around one large table. 4 sewing machine places and 4 hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

  • At the Create Place, Bethnal Green
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
  • 6:30 to 8pm
  • Free, please book your place
  • Email us on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk to book your place

About Us

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Remakery x Fast Fashion Therapy

The Remakery presents LIVE workshops with Fast Fashion Therapy.

Fast Fashion Therapy are now holding a regular workshop on a monthly basis at the Remakery, 51 Lilford Road, SE5 9HA

  • Every 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8pm
  • Cost £3.50 per person

Book via Eventbrite

More Information

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 12 people. 2 to 3 sewing machine places and the rest hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

Fast Fashion Therapy

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Remakery

The Remakery was born in 2012 out of a disused car park in South London. Located between Brixton and Camberwell, our not-for-profit maker-space has fostered a community of makers, artists, local residents and enterprises that have been breathing new life and creativity into things destined for landfill.

Encouraging people to actively rethink, recover, reuse and redistribute surplus materials

The Create Place x Fast Fashion Therapy

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 8 people around one large table. 4 sewing machine places and 4 hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

  • At the Create Place, Bethnal Green
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
  • 6:30 to 8pm
  • Free, please book your place
  • Email us on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk to book your place, or search for ‘Fast Fashion Therapy’ on Eventbrite.

About Us

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Remakery x Fast Fashion Therapy

The Remakery presents LIVE workshops with Fast Fashion Therapy.

Fast Fashion Therapy are now holding a regular workshop on a monthly basis at the Remakery, 51 Lilford Road, SE5 9HA

  • Every 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8pm
  • Cost £3.50 per person

Book via Eventbrite

More Information

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 12 people. 2 to 3 sewing machine places and the rest hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

Fast Fashion Therapy

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Remakery

The Remakery was born in 2012 out of a disused car park in South London. Located between Brixton and Camberwell, our not-for-profit maker-space has fostered a community of makers, artists, local residents and enterprises that have been breathing new life and creativity into things destined for landfill.

Encouraging people to actively rethink, recover, reuse and redistribute surplus materials

The Create Place x Fast Fashion Therapy

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 8 people around one large table. 4 sewing machine places and 4 hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

  • At the Create Place, Bethnal Green
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
  • 6:30 to 8pm
  • Free, please book your place
  • Email us on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk to book your place, or search ‘Fast Fashion Therapy’ on Eventbrite

About Us

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Create Place x Fast Fashion Therapy

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 8 people around one large table. 4 sewing machine places and 4 hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

  • At the Create Place, Bethnal Green
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
  • 6:30 to 8pm
  • Free, please book your place
  • Email us on hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk to book your place

About Us

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Remakery x Fast Fashion Therapy

The Remakery presents LIVE workshops with Fast Fashion Therapy.

Fast Fashion Therapy are now holding a regular workshop on a monthly basis at the Remakery, 51 Lilford Road, SE5 9HA

  • Every 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8pm
  • Cost £3.50 per person

Book via Eventbrite

More Information

A regular sewing workshop: Eleanor and Sarah are on hand to help you repair and upcycle your clothes, practice techniques on examples or bring along your own clothes to repair and alter.

We are a friendly and inclusive group, feel free to share ideas with others on how we can mend and refashion clothes to reduce textile waste.

We have space for 12 people. 2 to 3 sewing machine places and the rest hand sewing spaces. We provide an individual basic sewing kit for you to use during the class plus some materials. All you need to bring is one or two items of clothing you want to repair, alter or refresh. Here are a few ideas on what people bring along.

Fast Fashion Therapy

Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion.

The Remakery

The Remakery was born in 2012 out of a disused car park in South London. Located between Brixton and Camberwell, our not-for-profit maker-space has fostered a community of makers, artists, local residents and enterprises that have been breathing new life and creativity into things destined for landfill.

Encouraging people to actively rethink, recover, reuse and redistribute surplus materials

Clothes mending workshops in London

Fast Fashion Therapy at The Create Place, Bethnal Green

Mending Monday was in full swing at The Create Place this week. Thanks to everyone who came along, here is how we got on…

Jess brought a few items along including these dungarees and a halter neck dress that had both ripped in the side seams. She pinned the seams back together before stitching them on the sewing machine. She finished off the edges with a zig zag stitch to prevent the seams from fraying. Jess also fixed a blouse where the sleeve had come away from the cuff. She brought the fabric down to the inside of the cuff and fixed it with a zig zag stitch on the sewing machine. 

Sarah returned with another pair of jeans to fix. They had the common problem of fraying on the inner thigh seam and in the knee.  Sarah didn’t want to throw the jeans away as there was nothing wrong with the rest of the denim. She used the sewing machine to secure the patch and cover the holes with a zig zag stitch. Sarah also brought a blouse where the sleeves were too tight. She cut off the sleeves and is in the process of neatening the edges to create a sleeveless blouse.

Eileen brought along this beautiful printed skirt which sadly has a couple of rips in the back. She didn’t want to give up on the skirt so is repairing it with a patch. Rummaging in the fabric stash, Eileen found this happy clashing patch to reinforce the weak fabric on her skirt. She started to repair the tear using a Boro stitch.

Connor brought along a couple of pairs of jeans to repair that had holes in them. He had never used a sewing machine before… As you can see, he did a great job patching the jeans using a zig zag stitch on the sewing machine. And a bright red contrast stitch on the reverse. 

Karen was busy recovering a seat cushion cover and ask questions on how to mend a blouse and a pair of trousers that had ripped. It is work in progress so we will post photos on a later newsletter. Want to join us? scroll down to find more information on how to join one of our in person or virtual workshops…

Want to join us to mend your clothes? We host regular workshops on a Monday evening:

1st Monday of the month – virtual (and free) mend-a-long via Google hangout. Sign up for our newsletter for joining details.

2nd and 4th Monday of the month – at The Create Place, Bethnal Green. Email us to book your free place.

3rd Monday of the month – The Remakery, Brixton. Book via Eventbrite, £3.50 per person.

We often host other workshops in and around London. Sign up for our newsletter for more details or get in touch if you would like us to host a workshop at your event.