Teen Workshops

Re-design Textile Time!

Upcycling is in! Take that old piece of clothing from the back of your closet, that wonderfully soft but misshapen sweater, that thrift store dress with the cool print and the awful sleeves, that beloved pair of jeans that are now too tattered to wear and turn it into something new! Learn a wide range of relevant sewing, patternmaking, and fitting techniques as we deconstruct and reconstruct garments to fit ourselves and our styles. What do you like to do in your clothes? How do you want to feel? Consider functional elements--like pockets and closures--and decorative details--like ruffles and top stitching--and get creative with it all.  Practice pinning, marking, cutting, hand stitching, machine sewing, seam ripping, pressing, tool handing and more. Let your imagination flow as you create one-of-a-kind clothing in a professional sewing studio setting. 


Session dates: TBD

Time: 11am-5pm

Location: 1545 NW 49th St. Seattle, WA 98107 (Ballard)

Cost: $475 plus $25 material fee

Ages: 12-18

Skill level: some experience operating a sewing machine is required. 

Space for 4 students. Contact me to enroll!    


Private Instruction and Consultation

Need help figuring out how to start or finish a sewing project? Want to learn how to put in a zipper fly? Need to know how to thread and operate your new sewing machine? I can offer knowledge and guidance in patternmaking, construction, textile choices and handling, machine operation and more.

Private lessons take place at my Ballard studio. Cost is $30/half hour and $50/hour. Please contact me to schedule a time.