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Screen Print and Sew... Your own Sweatshirt! With Rachel Mcmillan

  • Fashion Foundry 60-64 Osborne Street Glasgow, Scotland, G1 5QH United Kingdom (map)

We are teaming up with Rachel Mcmillan, an award winning Scottish Designer to bring you this one day workshop. It is the perfect way to try something creative, expand your sewing and print knowledge and learn some new skills along the way - what better way to spend a Sunday? 

We will guide you through the full design process, the basics of screen printing and introduce you to sewing on an industrial lockstitch and overlocker machine.

You will leave with your very own custom designed, printed and sewn sweatshirt (and it's made from luxuriously soft 100% certified Organic Cotton).


What will I do?

During this two part workshop you will learn to screen print a design onto fabric and then make it into your very own unique, personalised sweatshirt. Throughout the workshop you will: 


- Have time to experiment with design ideas and sketch some ideas onto paper

- Learn how to thread an industrial sewing machine 

- Practice sewing some shapes and seams onto fabric so you are confident so sew your sweatshirt in the afternoon! 

- Learn how to use pre-prepared screens to print a range of geometric shapes onto fabric

- Choose to print onto the Front, Back or Sleeves of your sweatshirt (or all 3!) 

- Get to use the well-equipped sewing room at Fashion Foundry and learn step by step how to sew up your sweatshirt (with take home notes) 

- Learn to use an industrial overlocker to neaten your seams (and get tips on how you can replicate this at home) 

- Leave with a cool, comfy, organic cotton sweatshirt to proudly wear on your way home! 


What will I make?

Your own custom printed sweatshirt! We will provide you with a beautiful light grey sweatshirt fabric with a soft brushed back inside. Beautiful to wear (and show off) all year round!


Skill Level

This workshop is available for complete beginners. Some prior knowledge of sewing would be beneficial, however not a requirement. We have plenty of help on hand throughout the day to guide you step by step with the screen printing and sewing. 

Your Tutors:

Rachel McMillan is an award winning fashion and textiles designer and advocate for sustainable and ethically made clothing. Rachel is the Creative Director at Rachel McMillan Limited - a sustainable clothing brand based in Glasgow. Rachel has worked on print commission projects with Cineworld, Diageo and The Scottish Government. Her collections have been sold at off-schedule London Fashion Week and House of Fraser.

Beth Farmer and Arianna Mele run Print Clan which is an open access textile printing studio in the Southside of Glasgow.

Beth Farmer is a practicing textile artist who is also an active member of the Aural Textiles research project. She works part time as an expressive arts facilitator with different groups across the city of Glasgow. 

Arianna Mele is a practising Fashion and Textile designer who works on consultancy basis. She completed a BA in Fashion & Textiles at Middlesex University in London and was then granted a scholarship to study an MA in Fashion Design Technology at London College of Fashion. 

What equipment is provided? 

All equipment and materials such as screens, squeegees, a range of ink colours, organic cotton sweatshirt fabric and threads are all

included. You will have full access to the professional sewing machines in the sewing room at Fashion Foundry.



There will be a 30 minute lunch break. Feel free to bring a lunch with you or nip out to one of the local cafe's in the city centre. 

Refund policy:

We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 2 days before the start of the course, after which no refunds will be issued. Once

booked we may be able to transfer you to another course, but we cannot guarantee it.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason. We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.


The Fashion Foundry Studio has wheelchair access. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss accessibility before booking, please don't hesitate to email us at or