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Sewing a Tunic with Pia Andersson

March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - March 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


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Learn how to sew a great looking, well-fitting garment

Join us for a 2-day sewing workshop from 10 am to 4 pm each day, at the beautiful Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station, California, and 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. If you need to brush up on old skills, Pia teaches private classes in her studio in San Rafael or Novato (https://www.marinsewinglab.com/).

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: marinsewinglab@gmail.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:

Many of you have bought the Climate Beneficial Community Supported Cloth fabric from Lana’s Lana (https://www.lanislana.com) in the past, and now might be the time to make something from it!

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/

Register here!

Pia Andersson, photo by Koa KalishPia 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.


Photo credits: tunic photos at top by Keha McIlwaine; sewing photo at top by Koa Kalish; photo of Pia by Koa Kalish


March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am
March 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


Fibershed Learning Center
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Fibershed Learning Center
14000 Point Reyes - Petaluma Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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(415) 455-3070‬
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