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Creative Fabric Reuse: Woolen Anorak

Course Overview

Great fabric lurks in closets, trunks, attics, and thrift shops: learn how to turn garments you don’t wear into a garment you will wear with the help of a pair of scissors, a sewing machine and some creative inclinations. Dig out your mother's wool skirt or the kilt you found at Goodwill and make them into a cozy new-to-you anorak. We’ll discuss locating great woolens and cutting fabric to highlight garments' design elements. We'll then cut an anorak and sew your one-of-a-kind garment.


Tue, Feb 13th, 2018  –  Thu, Feb 15th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2½ days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5pm-9pm, Days 2/3: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 10+
Registration Cost: $215.00
Includes materials fee of $15.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

measuring tape
hand sewing needles
pincushion with pins 
tailor’s chalk 

A shopping size bag with some fabric you might want to use to create a garment—especially good quality woolens. Thrift stores often have wool pants, jackets and skirts. You may also collect and bring silks, cottons and linens. If you don't have your own, the instructor will have some options to select from for a modest cost.

Portable Sewing machine, along with bobbins and spare needles. NH has some available to borrow, please request one at the time of registration.

Optional Tools

If you have a garment with a shape you’d like to imitate, or a pattern you like the fit of, bring those, too.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.