Tailoring and Upcycling

Tailoring and Upcycle workshop (beginner level)

location: Nod Makerspace

price: 450 RON

4 sessions of 3.5 hours each

Time range: Tuesday,18.30 – 22.00, starting on 12 of June 2018

Maximum number of participants per session: 7

For registration and info send us an email on cursuri@en.nodmakerspace.ro



Do you want to create your own clothes and accessories, but don’t know how to use a sewing machine? Super! At Nod, CristinaCristina teaches you basic elements in tailoring to give you the courage to make your personal creations.

In addition, we also want to find appropriate solutions to reduce the consumption of textiles that reach the rubbish dump.

Below you can find the detailed course schedule:


Session 1:

The first step, and perhaps the most difficult, will be to familiarize yourself with the sewing machine! We learn how it works by making simple but useful patterns such as a net / tote bag or a pillowcase. Why do we propose these articles? Because by making  them, we will learn to sew in a straight line, to stitch a hem (French or not) and finish with a household surfil. In addition, we learn what a tailor’s kit should contain!


Session 2:

After learning to ripen in a straight line, we move on to the next step, namely to apply zips, whether hidden or not, on a purse or a bumbag. This time we surf with a professional surfing machine.


Sessions 3 & 4:

By mastering some basic moves, we will advance to understand  the clothes tailoring patterns. We will create our own articles by learning to copy and modify a pattern according to the desired measures, to make a simple piece of clothing, to assemble its parts and then to finish it. We invite you to come with a clothing item from home, or purchased from a second-hand shop (we just want to learn a little ‘upcycling’) that we can modify or replicate. If you don’t have any, it’s not a problem, we have enough clothes waiting to be changed!


The course is created by CristinaCristina and supported by Bro Rom Bucharest – Industrial sewing machines – Official representative of BROTHER in Romania (http://www.brorom.ro/ or http://www.cusutsibrodat.ro/) – Unique sponsor of the  Textile Workshop from Nod makerspace.

All theoretical and practical materials are provided by Nod Makerspace, BROROM and Ikea.