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Sewing a Tunic with Pia Andersson at High Desert Fibershed Learning Center
June 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - June 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm$235
Learn how to sew a great looking, well-fitting garment
Join us for a 2-day sewing workshop that is 12 hours of one on one instruction. Learn to make a tunic—a most versatile garment that can easily be accessorized/dressed up or down. It is also one of the easiest garments to sew, as it’s made of only four pieces—two front and two back (joined with center back and front seams). Pia will demonstrate various construction techniques as we work—bias tape application, facing, top stitching and side or patch pockets. Tunic pattern is provided.
You’ll need to have basic machine sewing skills to follow the course material and a working sewing machine.
Having many years of design and technical experience, Pia teaches with a light touch. She will teach you to make clothes with spirit and integrity that you will love to wear and that are reflective of you! We will have a great time together, and you’ll come away with a great looking, well-fitting garment. But Pia reminds us that perfection is elusive!
Bring: personal snacks, lunch and beverage; your sewing machine (in good working order); fabric (suggestions below); and sewing supplies.
Questions: Please contact Pia with any questions you may have about the class content: email@example.com or 415 328 4598.
Fabric suggestions: You’ll need mid-weight fabric— 2.5 yards if the fabric is 44/48” wide and 2 yards if the fabric is 60” wide. You may use any mid-weight fabric from any fabric source. Denim is a great choice.
Fabrics by Fibershed producers to consider:
Climate Beneficial Community Supported Cloth fabric from Lana’s Lana available in the shop https://www.lanislana.com
Fox Fibre: https://www.vreseis.com/shop
California Cloth Foundry: https://clothfoundry.com
Huston Textile: https://www.hustontextile.com
Fibershed Marketplace: https://www.fibershedmarketplace.com/products/fiber/Fabric
Natural dye sources, if you would like to dye your own fabric:
Botanical Colors: https://botanicalcolors.com/
Stony Creek Colors: https://www.stonycreekcolors.com/
Pia Andersson has an educational background in the textile arts with a college degree from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she grew up and lived until her late twenties. She was the founder and CEO of Mimi the Sardine from 1990 until she retired in 2014, so most of her professional life was spent in design and textile product development in the SF Bay Area. Besides her own line of children’s accessories, she designed and produced children’s clothing for Hanna Anderson and Garnet Hill.