Who is this for?
Young people (8-18years) with priority given to a) teenagers wanting to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Skills award who can then also apply to continue with volunteering or b) pupils taking GCSE/A-levels in textiles, art & design or fashion. Suitable for all skills levels.
Dates and Times
London School of Mosaic
NW5 4SF, London
How to get there
Tube: Belsize Park (Northern Line) • 10 min walk
Overground: Gospel Oak • 5 min walk
Buses: C11 (Southampton Road/Agincourt Road) • 24 & 46 (Mansfield Road) • 168 (Royal Free Hospital)
Street access to our studios is from Mansfield Road. There is no access from Southhampton Road. At Waxham Estate please go down the slope with parking space. Our entrance is straight ahead adjacent to other garages.
- 22nd/23rd January for 10 weeks.
- No classes during February half-term (week starting 18th February))
- 10 weekly sessions – £150 (£15/session)
- Costs include basic materials and use of all equipment needed (sewing machines etc)
What will you learn?
- how to approach fashion from ‘cradle to cradle’ in a sustainable and ethical way
- learn how to buy, design, make, alter, look after and dispose of your fashion items in a conscious way
- how to use the sewing machines and basic tailoring skills
What is included?
- We are working with industry waste materials such as fabrics, trimmings, leather etc. mainly donated to our charity by leading fashion houses such as Ted Baker, Orlebar Brown, Anya Hindmarch etc. Students are also encouraged to revamp their existing wardrobe and can bring your own
- we will supply intensive tuition and all the tools needed such as sewing machines, scissors, measuring tools etc
Any concessions or offers
- We are reserving a limited number per class to offer bursaries to students in special circumstances
What people Say
“I can’t think of a better place to learn sewing than here. Friendly and great teachers who can cover from complete beginners to advanced dressmaking. The classmates are also very friendly. I have never touched a sewing machine before I started last year, and now I am making clothes & costumes for myself and my son!” (Yen, student for 2 years) “I’ve been going to Little Hands for a few years now – I’m part of the furniture there! What I love about it is that I can create whatever I want, it’s the only place I have found that doesn’t dictate what you are making. The teachers know their stuff – they’re extremely knowledgeable & have helped me from potential fashion disasters! I have got several comments from the dresses I have made and love wearing my creations! Little Hands is brilliant! They have loads of materials to choose from including ones from Ted Baker at a very reasonable price. ” (Hollie – Student for 3 ½ years)