Upcycle jeans into a bag with a tailor

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Ariike

4 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will begin with a visit to the three Brixton markets, taking in the history of the markets, and visit the vintage shops and some fabric shops. We will buy an old pair of jeans to upcycle to a tote bag (or you can bring yours). We will return to my studio, where you will disassemble your old pair of jeans, cut the pieces for your tote bag, and sew it all together. You will learn to embellish your bag to your taste. At the end of the class you will have a completed, customized, upcycled tote bag to take home. I will guide you through every stage of this exciting re-cycling experience.
Other things to note
I also host larger groups, e.g. Work Teams, team building, birthday parties, hen parties etc. Please message me with your enquiries.
We will begin with a visit to the three Brixton markets, taking in the history of the markets, and visit the vintage shops and some fabric shops. We will buy an old pair of jeans to upcycle to a tote bag (or you can bring yours). We will return to my studio, where you will disassemble your old pair of jeans, cut the pieces for your tote bag, and sew it all together. You will learn to embellish your bag to your taste. At the end of the class you w…

What's included

  • Food
    Cookies, tea, and coffee
  • Equipment
    Sewing machine and tools

Meet your host, Ariike

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 4 Reviews
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I am an Upcycler, immortalizing used jeans. I offer real upcycling and sewing workshops. I'm a pattern designer and tailor based in Brixton. I am on instagram @ariikestudio, I am a Udemy tutor with over 3,000 students. I have been sewing for over 20 years, from women's/men's clothing and bags to plush toys. I work out of my studio in Brixton, SW London, where I make everything by hand.
My experience is appropriate:
As a gift,
To start/brush up sewing skills and hobby,
For corporate team building (message me directly for details).
Looking forward to meeting you.
Ari
I am an Upcycler, immortalizing used jeans. I offer real upcycling and sewing workshops. I'm a pattern designer and tailor based in Brixton. I am on instagram @ariikestudio, I am a Udemy tutor with over 3,000 students. I have been sewing for over 20 years, from women's/men's clothing and bags to plush toys. I work out of my studio in Brixton, SW London, where I make everything by hand.
My experience is appropriate:
As a gift,
To start/brush up sewing skills and hobby…
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Where you'll be

We will start at Windrush Square and visit the three Brixton markets, which are listed buildings because of their architectural and historic interest. The experience will be in my studio, which is one of many offices and studios housed in an old synagogue that has retained its elegant 19th Century facade.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Biijall
October 2019
Ariike is really nice... She's friendly and also knows her stuff very well... I made a really cool bag!!! N being creative is fun... I really enjoyed my time with Ariike... A must try for all ....
Claire
December 2018
Enjoy a stroll through Brixton market before the sewing starts. Ari’s really patient and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed turning our son’s jeans into a useable bag. So environmentally friendly too!
Abdulrahman
August 2018
Ari is a great teacher. I came in with no sewing experience and she gave me the right guidance and assistance (when needed) to see the job through. Honestly, upcycling the jeans into a bag was not as daunting as I thought it would be. It was very easy and fun. Ari is also very knowledgeable of Brixton and it’s history. I enjoyed going through the markets and I’m definitely planning to come back to Brixton and experience it’s unique culture and history. Don’t miss on this experience with Ari, you won’t regret it.
Florence
August 2019
A very interesting workshop where every body have the opportunity to express their creativity!

Choose from available dates

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

An old pair of wide-legged jeans