Festive FASHION FUN at Little Hands Design
Courses in December or January
18th-22nd December 2017 Festive Fashion Fun December 2017 Holiday Course
2nd-5th, 8th January 2018 Creative Bang Fashion Fun Festive January Course
Ages: 6-8 years and 8-18 years
Join us over the festive season, we’ve got multiple weeks of fashion fun. Spoil yourself and make your very own party outfit! Imagine saving all your pocket money and giving presents MADE by you this year?!!!
We have an amazing range of wintery projects and fabrics to keep you toasty on those chilly winter days. A real treat to be able to say “I made it myself.”
Sink your teeth into the latest LHD Autumn Winter 2017 collection and get ready for our theme this term which is Fashion Revolution! It’s all about lessening the impact of our fashion choices on people and the planet. You are never too young to join the revolution!
Get involved and your revolutionary design may be shown to our competition judges this term from the Fashion Revolution organisation. http://fashionrevolution.org/
Our enthusiastic teachers are dedicated fashion and textile designers – from men’s tailoring, to fashion and textile design we cover all the bases! We pride ourselves on being different as we provide an experience that is truly hands-on: students are able to design and make at their level and taste with everyone working on individual projects!!!
Be prepared to use sewing machines, hardware tools and think ‘outside the box’! Whether you’re just beginning,, have sewn before or need to learn some super new techniques, we have just the right thing for you!
Looking forward to a holiday course full of buzzing creativity, busy hands, loads of giggles and new friends – join the Little Hands Community.
Take a look at why these teens love coming to Little Hands Design and making their own clothes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsmcKXZCnek&t=13s
Here’s what one of our regulars has to say!
‘I have been coming to Little Hands for 5 years this year and I look forward to it every time my name is signed up! (Which is normally every holiday!) I have learnt skills here I will never forget that help me enormously with my schoolwork. I have met friends and bonded with the teachers here and I am now a confident, neat and quickly improving sewer!’ (Aurora – 14 years old)
T’he best out of any clubs we’ve tested for kids in London. Exceptional quality of teaching, equipment, attention given to kids. Proper length of club i.e. 1-5 hours. So things can realistically be achieved. Hard pushed to find better club for kids in London.’ (Parent of 10 Year Old Student)
Frequently Asked Questions
What will my child learn?
We teach everyone how to thread and use a sewing machine, as well as cutting. pinning and ironing skills and a whole host of sewing and design tips and tricks! These will vary in complexity depending on the age and ability of the individual child. We have projects and exercises to suit 6 to 18 year olds! We prepare a different ‘Collection’ every term so there is always a new and exciting wide range of projects to choose from!
Projects might also include, printing, embroidery, hardware, computer aided design. Our fashion fun holiday camps are a great place to get immersed in the art of fashion and clothes making.
Why choose a whole week?
Getting immersed in our world of sewing for a whole week has great benefits, we see a great sense of achievement in those who have the time to work on longer projects and improve their skills from Monday to Friday. Having a full week with us will open your eyes to all the amazing creations that are possible within our ‘set programme’ and you will have the choice of simple or advanced projects dependent on your level!!
For students that can only attend odd days, we will have a list of ‘LHD Specials’- these are projects that we feel are achievable in the shorter amount of time, that will provide satisfaction, fun and learning. Unfortunately we cannot offer as wide a range as the full week, as our main aim is that all are left with products that are complete whilst having fun and not rushing leading to a ‘fast fashion’ atmosphere.
Can they bring in their own designs?
We love to see young minds being creative and coming up with their own designs! The best thing to do is pop us an email with details before the course to give us a little time to prepare ourselves for how we can help!
We do need to manage expectations that if it’s someone’s first time sewing they won’t be able to make a ball gown! As they say, you need to walk before you can run. If we think something is too tricky we will of course explain our reasoning. Sometimes it’s best to practise basic skills with easier projects and build up to that dream item!
How is the week structured?
Day One is all about getting to grips with the machine and health and safety in the room! We provide a small selection of simple introductory projects that take half or a full day to complete. (Depending on ability) This means we can get something fun and quick done and the teachers can assess the level of each child. They will also take this day to choose what they want to make for the rest of the week, we will send them home with fabric if it needs to washed to prevent shrinkage!
The Middle of the week everyone works on their own chosen project, adding their own individual flair!
The Last Day we call our Hands On Designer Day! We have a number of set quick and simple but effective projects on offer, (which the children vote on earlier in the week). If they are there for the full day they choose 2 or 1 for half a day! A great and refreshing end to the week! (Not in weeks with Bank Holidays!) Kids (and teachers!) are also asked to wear what they’ve made to celebrate the amazing achievements of the week!