Cloth Into Clothes

October 4, 2020 – October 10, 2020

Sonya Philip

Before mechanized production, cloth was a precious commodity. In this workshop students will learn basic garment sewing, in addition to strategies for cutting fabric and incorporating piecework into whole cloth patterns. You will discover a variety of modifications and fabric manipulation techniques in order to alter length and to create different necklines and pocket styles. This class is ideally suited for handweavers and textile lovers, however simple patterns offer easy entry to those sewing clothes for the first time. This class is open to all skill levels, however previous experience using a sewing machine is required.


Sonya Philip is an artist, designer and teacher and lives in San Francisco, California. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. In 2012, she started a project called 100 Acts of Sewing, making dresses while documenting the process. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums, while referring to work in project series.

Sonya Philip

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

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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