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Cloth into Clothes

June 9 - 14, 2024

Sonya Philip  ·  100actsofsewing.com


Workshop Overview

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A WAITLIST FOR THE CLASS YOU MAY DO SO BELOW.

Transform cloth into clothes with this beginner friendly workshop. 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. Students 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.

Techniques

  • Tracing and cutting pattern pieces
  • Sewing basic seams
  • Garment assembly
  • Fabric manipulation

Materials

  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used

Outcomes

  • Basic construction
  • Pattern modifications
  • Finished garments

 

COURSE FEE: $690

Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.


Artist Bio

Sonya Philip is an artist, designer and teacher. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College and a BFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2012, she started a project called 100 Acts of Sewing, making dresses while documenting the process. Since then Sonya has made it her mission to convince people to sew their own clothes, teaching workshops across the country. When not covered in bits of thread, she can be found knitting, gardening or walking her dogs. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family.

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