Cloth into Clothes
November 14 - 19, 2021
Sonya Philip · 100actsofsewing.com
Workshop at a glance
Calling all weavers and dyers, make that fabric work for you! From yardage to small scraps, transform your textiles into easy to wear garments.
- Basic garment sewing
- Incorporating handwoven textiles
- Fabric manipulation
- Sewing machine
- Fabrics and threads
- Creating simple garments
- Strategies for cutting fabric
- How to modify patterns
Sonya Philip is an artist, designer, and teacher who lives in San Francisco, California. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. In 2012, she started a project titled “100 Acts of Sewing,” making dresses while documenting the process. As a self-taught artist, Philip enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums, while referring to work in project series.
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 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.
COURSE FEE: $600 · download the materials list
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