"The Reborn T-Shirt" and other refashioning/upcycling sewing workshops by OrloSubito and Cucicucicoo. Contribute at least €2 to choose among lots of great eco-friendly rewards, discounts and free tickets! More details on www.cucicucicoo.com

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"The Reborn T-Shirt" and other refashioning/upcycling sewing workshops by OrloSubito and Cucicucicoo. Contribute at least €2 to choose among lots of great eco-friendly rewards, discounts and free tickets! More details on www.cucicucicoo.com

Good morning, everyone! As you’ve probably already noticed if you’ve followed me at all, I truly love sewing and teaching others how to in my tutorials and my free Learn to Machine Sew beginner’s course. I know that my lessons and tutorials help a lot of people learn the techniques they need to sew garments and items, but there’s no hiding the fact that it’s not always possible to show everything over a computer. It’s a lot easier to explain and show others how to do something in person. So I’m super excited because this September, Cucicucicoo is finally going in the direction that I’ve wanted it to go for a while: teaching sewing in person!

I am working on finding a place where I can hold sewing lessons in or around Naples, Italy, where I live, but my first experience will be in Bolzano, in northern Italy, at the Kreativ Fair in September. I’m teaming up with my friend Sandra, from OrloSubito, for three days of of sewing workshops, with an emphasis on refashioning and upcycling. (I’ll tell you more about those below.)

"The Reborn T-Shirt" and other refashioning/upcycling sewing workshops by OrloSubito and Cucicucicoo. Contribute at least €2 to choose among lots of great eco-friendly rewards, discounts and free tickets! More details on www.cucicucicoo.com

Sandra and I want to spread the love for sustainable sewing, showing people that refashioning can be easy and fun, even if you’ve never done it before, and to help people understand why it’s better for everyone to move away from the fast fashion trend. However, we are both very small businesses and we need your help. This is why we’ve created a crowdfunding campaign on Eppela, so that we can finance our stand and other costs stemming from it. Let me tell you about it.

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