Little Hands Design

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening- Coco Chanel

From posts of our weekly designs to our own personal stories, our blog is the hub of everything fashion. Our celebrity style crushes of the week may change from week to week, but our love for all things stitched, sewn, sequinned and studded is un-changing!

Beach and Festival Wear Competition Winners

Find out who the finalists and winners are.... We had a amazing summer, even if the weather wasn't on our side for some of it! Our summer term and holiday courses were full of amazing creative ideas and the students really got on board with our festival and beachwear...

Sustainable Fashion Within a Consumerism Focussed Environment

“Forget retail therapy - at Little Hands Design the clothes you make are so much more personal and really fit than the ones you buy.. This is my new ‘ZEN-time!” A. 17 years Consumerism is widely discussed, especially within the fashion industry. The negative...

How to Tie Dye Festival Style

Our festival and beach theme is up and running at Little Hands Design and we’ve gone tie dye mad! It’s a great way to make a simple project much more interesting! Have a go yourself it’s super easy! You will need: Fabric Elastic Bands Dyes (We used Dylon hand dyes....

Fashion: Vulgar, Empowering, and More

From an early age, women of all backgrounds have heard the same word: no. Don’t say that, it’s crude. Don’t wear that, it’s too revealing. Don’t sit like that, it’s not ladylike. The list goes on. The cycle repeats. In the end, women are left with only one question:...

Atheleisure Competition Winners!

Our sports and atheleisure competition has been a runaway success, quite literally! Our students are now out and about getting active in their very own custom made sportswear! From hoodies to gymnast suits, this term has really captured the imagination of our young...

Lotus Bag

Sew along with one of our 11 year old students and make this handy lotus bag. It is perfect for keeping trinkets or small items safe, it’s versatile and can be made in any thin fabrics, we’ve recycled some jersey offcuts! You will need: 2 squares of fabric (Ours were...

It’s Fashion Revolution Week!

It's Fashion Revolution Week! "Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry." It began in commemoration of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse that happened on 24th April 2013,...

Parenting Trends: How They Shape Our Children and Their Futures

Modern parenting trends have changed the relationship between parents and children. To foster positive child development development, parents should focus on spending quality time with their children. Parenting styles include several different types of relationships...

Festival & Beach Wear Summer Term Theme!!

We LOVE LOVE LOVE the summer! Such a great time to show off your sewing skills with light and airy fabrics, bright colours and patterns, our imaginations run wide! We've come up with the summeriest theme at Little Hands yet. It's Festival and Beachwear!   Come up...

How To Make A Fur & Leather Rucksack

Gorgeous and on trend we've got a great video on how to make this rucksack! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axTuXp5lW6s&w=560&h=315] You can head over to our friends at London Mums to see our the full instructions on how to make this bag too! ...

Join Our Eggsellent Easter Half Term!

Easter Holiday Dates: Mini Holiday 1: 27th – 31st March 1 group of 10 students (5-day week) Half-Term Week 1: 3rd - 7th of April (5-day week) Half-Term Week 2: 10th - 13th April (4-day week) Mini Holiday 2: 18th - 21st April - 1 group of 10 students (4-day week) Class...

Check Out This Aspiring Fashionista’s Blog!

At Little Hands Design we love fashion and we love it when we see this passion cross over to our students. Keeping a portfolio or blog is a great way to keep track of what they have designed and made and just any thoughts they have!  Many of our students find our...

How to Make Card Holder With Zip!

It's the perfect size for a little bit of change and an oyster or library card and super simple to make. You Will Need: Oil Cloth or Non fraying fabric and 1 zip Cut 1 x wallet (starter) 2 x back and front (adv) 1 x pocket 1 x tab/strap for lanyard (optional) Which...

How To Make A Heart Clutch!

Great for Valentines Day, fill with your sweetheart's favourite treats! Or just make one for your self! Here's a step by step sew along of the advanced version with one of our students! You will need:  1 x Bag on fold Or 4 x rectangles 1 x Rectangle of leather (with...

Helping Hands Teach Independence and Goals

Whether their hands are “little” or not, everyone who comes to class at Little Hands Design learns about fashion and textiles practically and creatively.Sixteen-year-old Helen, who has been a student at Little Hands Design for many years, says “Little Hands sits in a...

How To Make A Dinosaur Tail!

Who wouldn't want to be a dinosaur! You will need: 1 x tail on the fold Elastic or ribbon 1 x circle 1 x spikes Elastic 1. Place your spikes onto the right side of the tail fabric onto one of the straight edges ,with the spikes facing downwards. Make sure your largest...

Little Hands Fashion Shoot! What Went on?

Typically, when most people think of fashion, interactive and educational are not the first words that come to their minds. However, the fashion shoot at Little Hands Design proves that assumption wrong. Children and teens alike braved the cold on a bright Sunday...

February Half Term Fashion Fiesta!!

 13th -17th February 2017 Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm - £225 9 -12 pm or 1-4pm or £120 Ages: 6-8 years and 8-18 years Call 02074310573  or email to book! Spaces are going fast for our February half term holiday course, book your child on now to avoid disappointment!...