Just Atelier is a local solution to a global problem of social and environmental waste in the fashion industry.
It is a design workspace set in Dunedin's historic warehouse precinct (world famous for our street art!) to bring together like-minded fashion innovators, including designers, technicians, and consumers, who are committed to justice, as well as great fashion.
Just Atelier is more than just a building. We provide the environment that connects and equips fashion innovators who love to create a better world.
Mend & Make AWESOME >>>
Join the REPAIR REVOLUTION with our friendly team of experienced menders and upcyclers to get inspiration and practical help to turn flaws into a favourite features. This is our regular sewcial workshop open to all, held on the 2nd Saturday each month.
Build your sewing skills with pattern making, tailoring and construction techniques to create your own unique capsule wardrobe!
Sew 101 : Machine Therapy
Sew 101 is the perfect opportunity to really spend some quality time with your sewing machine and go through each others' paces.
We'll show you how to clean, oil, thread, re-thread, avoid re-threading... as well as tricks of how to handle various fabrics to ensure fast & fuss free sewing. We'll even show you a trick or 5 for putting in ZIPS. You'll also come away with a pretty awesome little zip-up glasses/phone/coin/pencil/whatever-you-like case!
Sew GOOD Classes
Are you looking for a fun activity or series of workshops for a group of friends or workmates? Want to learn learn simple effective tricks to working with fabrics and using a sewing machine? Sew GOOD are simple, fun and practical workshops that anyone can take part in to and start living the good life.
Sew GOOD Classes Workshop Topics:
Beeswax Food Wraps: Protect your lunch without the need for plastic film with beeswax embedded fabric lunch sets.
Un-Paper Towels: Convenient washable, reusable cleaning wipes. Make-up wipes also included in this workshop if desired.
Produce Bags: Handy durable drawstring mesh bags to collect and sort your fruit and veg. or bulk-bin buys.
Lunch Bag: Compact light-weight fully lined carry bag for your fabulous homemade lunches.
Folding Tote Bags: Never get caught without, with your own unique carry bag perfect for shopping, library books, and any other extras.
Cloth Pads: Liberate yourself from buying disposable sanitary pads, without compromising on convenience.