Upcycling for Beginners: Sustainable Fashion Design

A course by Selina Sanders , Designer

Designer. Altadena, United States.
Joined February 2022

Breathe new life into old textiles by learning how to cut, assemble, sew, and customize unique garments using existing materials

  • 99% positive reviews (108)
  • 4148 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Breathe new life into old textiles by learning how to cut, assemble, sew, and customize unique garments using existing materials

A course by Selina Sanders

In the hands of a creative, curtains, pillowcases, tea towels, or even tablecloths can be transformed into unique items of clothing. All you need is a vision and some basic sewing skills. Fashion designer Selina Sanders is the founder of her namesake brand specializing in one-of-a-kind upcycled garments and accessories. She has been featured in publications including Vogue and Marie Claire, and shares her creations with over 99K followers on Instagram.

In this online course, she teaches how to recognize the potential of textiles to create beautiful pieces of clothing. Learn to craft your own puff-sleeve top from scratch by upcycling materials that would otherwise be wasted. Breathe new life into forgotten items and create your own sustainable style.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 21 downloads

Design and Personal Style
14 minutes, 44 seconds
Materials
20 minutes, 51 seconds
Fabrics
14 minutes, 17 seconds
Cutting the First Prototype
10 minutes, 56 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (108)
  • 4148 students
  • 18 lessons (3h 50m)
  • 21 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design and make your own puff sleeve top from scratch using existing materials and simple sewing techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in creating sustainable clothing using recycled materials.

Requirements and materials

Basic sewing skills and the ability to cut fabrics and paper patterns are required.

In terms of materials, you will need a sewing machine, thread, scissors, and a few other materials specified by the teacher in the course.


Reviews

4148 Students
108 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Selina Sanders

A course by Selina Sanders

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Designer

Selina Sanders is a fashion designer with over 16 years of experience working in the industry. Her mother was also a fashion designer and took her to fabric suppliers as a teenager which inspired her to collect vintage materials. Her mother also upcycled existing materials into new garments, paving the way for Selina’s career. Selina has worked in various areas of fashion from design to production for luxury, mid, and mass market retailers in the US, before starting her own namesake label in 2020.

Her brand, Selina Sanders specializes in small-batch fashion with a focus on one-of-a-kind upcycled garments and accessories. As an artist, she’s been featured in publications including Vogue, Marie Claire, and shares her work with over 99K followers on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Forming Ideas, Being Inspired, and Gathering Materials

    • Design and Personal Style
    • Materials
    • Color and Patterns Combination
    • Fabrics
  • U3

    Making the Prototype

    • Getting the Patterns Ready
    • Cutting the First Prototype
    • Sewing the Prototype Garment: Sleeves and Bodice 1
    • Sewing the Prototype Garment: Sleeves and Bodice 2
    • Sewing the Prototype Garment: Casings and Hem 1
    • Sewing the Prototype Garment: Casings and Hem 2
  • U4

    Making the Final Garment

    • Adjusting the Pattern
    • Cutting the Fabrics 1
    • Cutting the Fabrics 2
    • Sewing the Garment
  • U5

    Final Details

    • Customize Your Top
    • Care For Your Top
  • FP

    Final project

    • Upcycling for Beginners: Sustainable Fashion Design

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Upcycling for Beginners: Sustainable Fashion Design. Craft, and Fashion course by Selina Sanders

Upcycling for Beginners: Sustainable Fashion Design

A course by Selina Sanders
Designer. Altadena, United States.
Joined February 2022
  • 99% positive reviews (108)
  • 4148 students