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!

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!...

LITTLE HANDS COUTURE – Autumn 16 Competition!

It's one of our favourite times of year, announcing our competition winners! Last term was all about couture techniques and our students really pushed the boat out! So many of them got stuck in making their projects that extra little bit special, not just rushing to...

How To Make An Feather Headress

We love this on trend feather head dress idea! Great for parties or just any day of the week! Watch this short video and you'll be on your way! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLi84QQLDeo&w=560&h=315] You will need:  Felt Small fabric pieces...

Get Your Tickets For Our Interactive Fashion Photo Shoot!

Tickets are selling fast! Have you got yours yet? We can't wait for our Interactive Fashion Shoot! It's going to be a such fun filled fashion day! Don't miss out! Sunday 22nd January 11am – 2pm Tickets are £10 The only condition is that you HAVE to wear something...

My Little Hands Life

I first started at Little Hands at age 11, a shy, introverted girl with no previous sewing experience and a subdued nature. Sewing soon became a main feature in my life, and over the 5 years that I have spent at Little Hands I’ve learnt many things. Not only have I...

Learn how to make a collar necklace!

An awesome compliment to your outfit and really easy to do your own! Step by step guide on how to make a unique accessory! Just watch this quick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO0Vk_gDEB4   This is our version!   and here are the gorgeous ones made...

Couture Techniques Autumn 16 Term Theme!

We loved watching everyone come up with designs inspired by LEGO last term, it was so inspiring, teachers were bowled over by all the amazing outcomes. See the results of our competition on the blog term time & summer holiday winners!  This term's theme is a...

Modular Lego Competition Summer Holiday Round!

You can check out the winners of our modular design competition from the term time and previous holiday classes on our last blog. The design challenge was so successful we carried it on into our summer holiday classes. These students, some who had never really sewn...

Modular Lego Competition Winners Term Time!

Last term we ran one of our most popular competitions ever! The task was to think like a professional designer and use the modular (building block) idea from lego as the inspiration for your design. Check out our inspiration page on Pinterest. It could be modular like...

CELEBRITY STYLE ICON OF THE MONTH: AMERICAN ADDITION

TAYLOR SWIFT’S FOURTH OF JULY PARTY  Usually for our Style Icon Blog we would focus on one celebrity and take a look at their outfits over the past few weeks. However, when Taylor Swift hosted her Independence Day Party, we couldn’t help but lust over her notorious...

Great Party – Great Community – Great Contributions!!!

We had such a fun day on Saturday celebrating Little Hands Design 15th  anniversary -we  can't quite believe ourselves how far we have come…  Here are our top twelve highlights of the day: Huge thanks to the ladies of our free refugee class who came with home-baked...

15th Anniversary Street Party!!

Little Hands Design is turning 15 and we are celebrating by hosting a Summer Street Party on Saturday 16th July! We want you all to come! It will be a jam packed family event with free design activities, competitions and refreshments. As well as our birthday...