Sat, Oct 14|
Upcycling and Garment Creation with Gail Sorkow
Reuse - Recycle - Refine This 3 Saturday session workshop is about discussing fast fashion, upcycling garments and will culminates with the creation of your own unique garment -which will save 1.5 lbs. of fabric from the landfill. It will be a series focusing on design elements and creation.
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
ArtWRKD, 126 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940, USA
About the event
Reuse - Recycle - Refine
Workshops run on 3 Saturday Afternoons
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
126 South State Street Newtown
The cost for the 3 session workshop is $240.00
This 3 session workshop culminates with the creation of your own unique upcycled garment -which will
save 1.5 lbs of fabric from the landfill!
Step 1- Take the time to shop in your closet (or a friends closet) or thrift stores
You will need at least 8 men’s dress shirts or large size women’s tops or men’s pants or a combination of
all of them. Tableclothes, sheets and or pillowcases, etc. any item that will yield large
pieces (at least 12”- 22”square) of fabric to create your unique upcycled creation.
When choosing items for your creation its best to have a common or similar color theme or fabric
texture (flannel , corduroy, wool, velvet) or print in order for your piece to have a cohesive look
OR- a mixture of mismatched, eclectic pieces as long as it is intentional.
There will be an opportunity to swap with other participants.
Think about incorporating special pieces into your new creation, something from a loved one...a fabric item that is sentimantal to you...
- Learn how fast Fashion is creating pollution with an overflow of unsold and unused garments
- How you can dress responsibly-with intention
- Review and swap fabrics you have collected for your garment
- Start to deconstruct garments
- Layout and Cut fabric patterns
- Pin pieces together in the final combination
- Learn the technique - shir/ gather- Sew pieces together
- Finish sewing, hemming
- Collect left over clothes for recycling and discuss other projects for “scraps”
- Model your outfit for photography
Machine sewing experience is helpful but not necessary
Suggested equipment if you would like to have your own "kit"- Scissors, straight pins, spool of thread that matches your fabrics, tailors chalk or fabric marking pencils. These items will be provided so do not worry if you don't have them.
Takeaways from workshop-
-Fabric basics, laying and cutting a pattern, facts and figures on fast
fashion and how you can help save Mother Earth.
-Your own wearable creation.
- Ticket type
Upcycling and Garment Creation
This ticket is for the 3 session Saturday Workshop Upcycling and Garment Creation at ArtWRKDPrice$240.00
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