Course Description

Altering and Upcycling your Wardrobe (10wks)

Liberties College


We all have things in our wardrobe that do not fit or just do not suit anymore. This course shows you how to give your pre-loved garments a new lease of life and teaches you the essential skills to enable you to carry out simple
alterations so that you can turn them into modern wearable pieces.
As you grow in confidence, you will learn how to tackle more experimental tasks and try completely changing and
upcycling a garment to create something more suitable for your wardrobe. In the process, you will acquire the skills
to repair, upcycle, reshape your clothes, transforming your wardrobe, and make one of a kind (OOAK) fashion.

In order to carry out practical sewing, embellishment and finishing tasks the college recommends that students supply the following:


Students will acquire the skills to alter and repair as follows;

  • Hem a garment
  • Learn to refit a garment
  • Thread a machine and wind a bobbin
  • Sew on a button
  • Mark, unpick and pin alterations into place
  • Sew straight seams and finish them
  • Replace a zip
  • Cut and pin fabric using a simple pattern
  • Finish a waistline with bias/binding

This course runs on a Wednesday from 19.00 to 21.00 see for further details


Application is by enrolment. Enrolment takes place on Wed. 4th and wed. 11th Sep. 2019 in Liberties College from 6pm to 8pm. You will be required to complete a (short) enrollment form and pay the tuition fee. Liberties college accepts cash, postal order or cheque made payable to the City of Dublin ETB.

Course Code EAUWA
College Name Liberties College
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Dressmaking Courses
Course Type Practical
Course Qualification Non-Certified
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Start Date 2nd October 2019
Course End Date 11th December 2019
Course Fee €170
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times Wednesday from 19.00 to 21.00
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Course Provider

Liberties College

01 454 6348
Bull Alley Street, Dublin D08 A8N0, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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