Discover Italian haute couture and learn to sew with Alessandro

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Find out how a custom-made garment is made. Learn how to sew by hand. Personalise a fabric bookmark to take home.

The Artisan

Tailor Alessandro sews during a sewing lesson with Loliv

Alessandro, artisan tailor

Tailoring is an almost innate passion for Alessandro. He learned to sew at a very young age from his tailor mother. As a teenager, he started making clothes for himself and his friends instead of buying them from the fast fashion chains. After other jobs, he decided to open his own tailoring workshop in 2021.

About the experience

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1.5 hours

Italian and English (on request: French, Spanish, Portuguese...)

Min 2 – Max 6


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Detailed Programme

Alessandro will welcome you in his charming haute couture workshop in the historic centre of Putignano. This is where he started his business, turning a passion into a profession.

At the beginning of the workshop, Alessandro will introduce you to his concept of artisan tailoring: a made-to-measure garment does not follow the latest fashion trends, but respects and enhances the wearer’s style and is designed to last, in contrast to the logic of modern fast fashion.

Alessandro will then teach you how to feel and identify the differences between different types of fabric. He will also show you the different steps required to create a completely handmade haute couture garment in the true tradition of craftsmanship.

Now in the middle of the sewing lesson, Alessandro will teach you how to sew by hand with needle, thread and thimble. You will then use the techniques you have learnt to personalise a fabric bookmark to take home as a souvenir.

During the tailoring workshop, you will have time to chat with Alessandro and ask him all the questions you want to know about his story and the motivations that led him to become an artisan tailor.


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This artist is so passionate about his art

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 August 2022

Another great discovery with Loliv! Alessandro welcomed us into his very original and elegant workshop and introduced us to his world with this mini course in artisan tailoring. Not at all familiar with this sector, we went there out of curiosity. Well, Alessandro is an artist who lives his art with enormous passion and knows how to share it with you. Thank you for the discovery!

Nicolas S.

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