In conjunction with the Brisbane City Council's sustainability project 'Revive', we present Hem It Up, a free sustainable fashion workshop that helps you give your old wardrobe a new life!
Have any pants, jeans, skirts or dresses that are just too long, dragging along the ground or at awkward length? Bring them along to learn how to hem them up by hand and sewing machine. With these new skills you’ll never have to retire otherwise perfectly good clothes to the back of the closet again.
- We will take a look at the items you brought and work first on the one you most want fixed or that you can most confidently fix with guidance
- Feel free to bring along your own repair sewing kit or sewing machine if you want advice on using
I’ve been a maker since forever, spending many childhood afternoons mesmerised over DIY books and attempting to recreate them with whatever I could get my hands on. Fast forward another 20 years or so, I had a close call with a civil engineering degree before, saying f*k it and getting formally trained with a Diploma of Applied Fashion at TAFE and a Bachelor of Industrial Design at uni. Whilst I love working in the field, I also love teaching the skills that take mere ideas into reality, it’s like making magic right in front of your eyes!
Discover pre-loved fashion at Revive, a pop up fashion festival in the South Bank Cultural Forecourt, on Friday 19 August from 2-8pm.
Shop from Brisbane’s best revived clothing stalls, enjoy fashion parades and live entertainment, join a free sewing workshop, speak to onsite stylists and dine from ten of the city’s favourite food trucks.
Reviving your wardrobe with second-hand fashion is fun, creative and good for the environment.
Presented by Brisbane City Council for a clean, green and sustainable city.
- Access to basic repairs materials (thread, needles, scissors, seam ripper)
- Access to sewing machines and over lockers as needed
- Pro guidance and skills to tackle your alteration dilemma
- 2-3 items that need some work
- If adding any extra trimmings (lace, buttons, etc) bring them along
- If replacing any missing or broken components bring one that best matches the original
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.