Crafting Your Handmade Wardrobe

August 5, 2018 – August 11, 2018

Sonya Philip

During this workshop students craft their own garments and gain a deeper understanding about textiles, surface design and their own creativity. It covers basic construction and techniques for cutting and modifying patterns. Participants will learn about fabric choices and discover new ways of mixing prints and textures to fashion truly individual pieces. After planning which handmade elements to add to your wardrobe, you may choose basic pattern choices from simple tunics, shift dresses, skirts, or pants. The patterns, in eight sizes, are provided for students to trace and take home. The class is open to all skill levels, however previous experience using a sewing machine is required.


Sonya Philip is an artist, designer and teacher. In 2012, she started a project called 100 Acts of Sewing, which encompasses making dresses while documenting the process. Since then, she has made it her mission to convince people to sew their own clothes. When not covered in bits of thread, she can be found knitting another shawl or cardigan. Philip lives in San Francisco with her family.

Sonya Philip

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please call 865-436-5860

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