Fashion REBELution Denim Redesign Series Workshop

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Arts & Crafts, Workshop

Age Group:

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This is the first event of a series.
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: Over 18 and up

Program Description

Event Details

Unlock your creative potential with a FREE 4-week denim redesign workshop at the Lyons Community Library! In this hands-on workshop, Staci Berstein will lead you through several projects to help you learn design principles for your own Fashion REBELution! 

*Space is limited and registration is required. Preference will be given to those who can attend all four sessions.

*Sewing machines will be provided for class members, but attendees will need to bring some materials to each class. See descriptions below for details.

Prerequisite: Participants should be proficient in winding a bobbin and threading a sewing machine. 

Session Descriptions:

Session 1: Patch Perfection
Unleash your denim's hidden magic with three patching techniques: top stitching, windowpane style, and sashiko-inspired stitching. From appliques to patch pockets, these skills go beyond mere patching, resulting in a stylish set of reworked jeans uniquely yours. We promise no jeans will be harmed in the making of this masterpiece. *Bring a pair of jeans to patch.

Session 2: Godet Goodness
Master the art of godets – those rebellious triangles that transform the silhouette of any garment. Change skinny jeans to a modern legend by adding godets. Gain a kinetic understanding of the technique applicable not only to jeans but garments of every kind. *Bring two pairs of jeans—one that fits you and one for the mystical insert.

Session 3: Metal Mayhem
Forge the key to heavy-weight garment mastery: hardware. Craft a shoulder bag as you hammer in tack buttons, conquer heavy-weight buttonholes, navigate fat seams, add pockets, flaps, buckles, and belt loops. *Receive the pattern PDF in advance to cut your pieces beforehand. Use a sacrificial pair of jeans for this project they will never be the same.

Session 4: Gear and Go
Watch your creation emerge in the grand finale. Assemble the shoulder straps, anchor them with studs, add D-rings, and finalize the bag's metamorphosis as you sew all the pieces together. Then you’ll walk away looking cooler than Billie Eilish.
Prerequisite: Survive the denim chaos of Session 3