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Clothing & Jewelry

Rags to Riches: Re-using Fabric to Create Unique Garments

Course Overview

Our forebears re-made dresses into shirts and overalls into aprons--until finally the last bits of clothing were used for quilts or rugs. Great fabric lurks in our closets, trunks, attics, and thrift shops. Dig out that skirt of your mother's you've never thrown away, the bathrobe you loved for years, or the kilt you found at Goodwill. During this class we'll discuss locating great fabric, and as we share our finds, we'll learn to see ‘cast-offs' afresh in their potential for re-making. Beginning on the second day, we'll choose/create patterns for a vest or anorak and begin to cut materials. Later that day or on the last day we'll sew our garments. The ultimate in re-use, this craft is affordable, creative, and you'll leave with a one-of-a-kind garment.

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