Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

Find out how to use up all those fabric scraps and make them into unique new fabrics in this workshop with Artisan Stitch.

Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

About Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop

Rags to riches is a real stash-busting workshop. Find out how to use up all those fabric scraps and make them into unique new fabrics. Bring any pieces of fabrics and trims you have; the glitzier, the better.

We will:
• repurpose old clothing, household textiles, and scraps of trimmings,
• use the utility stitches of a basic sewing machine for decorative effects
• learn how to use metallic transfer foils to add a bit of bling.
• use free-motion embroidery to make a gorgeous quilted fabric
• gain ideas how you can use your new fabrics as cushion panels, evening bags, book covers or even for clothing.

The fabrics also make lovely cards, jewellery or to cover gift boxes. If you have any scraps of fabrics, ribbons, trims, or old clothes you’d like to use, then please bring them along. Small colourful print patterns work well, as do satins, velvets, lace and brocade to add a touch of luxury. These techniques are perfect for creating a 'memory quilt' or a 'memory cushion' so you could bring along old clothing from your children or another family member. Or Grandma's old household linens?

Who is this aimed at?
Improvers. Anyone who can use a sewing machine. No previous embroidery or art experience is required.

This workshop is always extremely popular and fills up quickly so early booking is essential.

Tutor Jen is a degree-trained textile artist/designer and a member of the Embroiderers Guild.

Artisan Stitch has won a certificate of excellence and is rated best sewing classes in Edinburgh.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Rags to Riches - Creative Textiles Workshop are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

Other Events at Artisan Stitch

Better Dressmaking - 3 day Summer School

Better Dressmaking - 3 day Summer School

5th August 2020 - 7th August 2020

Learn loads of tips and tricks to improve the fit and finish of your home dressmaking projects at this 3 day Summer School run by Artisan Stitch!
Read more

Know Your Overlocker

Know Your Overlocker

20th August 2020

Overlockers are amazing machines. This Know Your Overlocker workshop with Artisan Stitch will show you how versatile your overlocker can be.
Read more

Improve Your Dressmaking

Improve Your Dressmaking

21st August 2020

Improve your dressmaking in this one-day session run by Artisan Stitch on 21st August. The class focuses on the areas that many home dressmakers find tricky.
Read more

Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

28th August 2020

Learn how to make professional looking cushions with zips and piping to match your furnishings and you'll never need to buy a cushion again.
Read more

Similar events you might like...

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

Selected dates between 8th August 2020 - 26th September 2020

This tapestry weaving experience day at Dovecot Studios is a rare chance to learn the art of tapestry weaving at the longest running tapestry studio in the UK.
Read more

Event Horizon Online Live!

Event Horizon Online Live!

10th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Shoreline of Infinity on Monday 10th August for their annual reunion of SF writers Jane Yolen, Jo Walton, Rachel Plummer and Ada Palmer – readings and chat, with a live audience Q&A.
Read more

Army@TheFringe

Army@TheFringe

10th August 2020 - 20th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Between 10th & 30th August Army@TheFringe will be running more than 40 free online events including workshops, readings, performances and discussions for the arts community and the public.
Read more

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
Read more

Miniature Landscape Embroidery Zoom Workshop

Miniature Landscape Embroidery Zoom Workshop

11th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join The Edinburgh Sewcial Club online via Zoom and learn a few embroidery stitches to get you started on a new project!
Read more

Introduction to Sewing Class - Zoom Session

Introduction to Sewing Class - Zoom Session

18th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

This practical online sewing course run by the Edinburgh Sewcial Club will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing.
Read more

Know Your Overlocker

Know Your Overlocker

20th August 2020

Overlockers are amazing machines. This Know Your Overlocker workshop with Artisan Stitch will show you how versatile your overlocker can be.
Read more

Japanese Taster Sessions - Online

Japanese Taster Sessions - Online

Selected dates between 20th August 2020 - 25th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Don't miss an opportunity to get a flavour of the Japanese language at this online taster sessions run by Elly Darrah!
Read more

Improve Your Dressmaking

Improve Your Dressmaking

21st August 2020

Improve your dressmaking in this one-day session run by Artisan Stitch on 21st August. The class focuses on the areas that many home dressmakers find tricky.
Read more

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

At The Drive In: Edinburgh
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Set your phasers to fun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with the original ‘Captain James T. Kirk’, award-winning actor William Shatner.
EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies
Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!
Music in the open air
Enjoy the sound of traditional Scottish fiddle music in solo performances as you stroll through the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse!
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
This summer, Edinburgh Zoo is opening the zoo gates after hours, giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre