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T-shirts 101 using Foxfibre® organic cotton fabric with Gynna Clemes
May 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$164
Learn to sew Colorganic® T-shirts for men, women and children using Foxfibre® organic cotton fabric from Sally Fox
This workshop will take place at the beautiful Fibershed Learning Center at Black Mountain Ranch near Point Reyes Station, CA. (Address provided upon registration.)
Sewing with knits and making clothing that fits and looks good isn’t hard or scary! As a class we will work through each step of the process.
This is an intro to sewing knits workshop that can be sewn by hand or sewing machine and promotes ZERO waste. Students who choose to hand sew are not expected to finish their garments in class.
Gynna will provide all materials needed for each student to have a successful sewing experience.
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/325986493377
Students will learn:
- How to sew a knit T-shirt by hand or sewing machine
- How to trace a pattern
- How to best layout pattern pieces on fabric for minimal waste
Students will take home:
- A finished T-shirt
- Pattern pieces to make many more t-shirts!
Instructor will provide:
- Paper and drafting supplies
- Simple sewing supplies
- Size specific pattern pieces
- Measurement cards (handout)
- Cut cards (handout)
- Colorganic medium weight brown jersey fabric
- Colorganic rib knit fabric (as needed for neckband, arm cuffs and waist band)
- Colorganic Foxfibre sewing thread
- New needles for each machine: ball point, jersey
Students should bring:
- Personal lunch, snacks, and beverages (water bottle/travel mug). Lunch is not provided.
- Basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins/clips
- Sewing machine (in good working order) with foot petals, instruction book if needed and any other parts that it needs.
- Optional: students can bring knit medium weight knit fabric and rib knit fabric if they would like to prep another T-shirt in class, if time allows
Experience: Beginner sewing experience needed. Students should know how to use their own machines and be comfortable threading and changing bobbins.
Email Gynna at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We have a few sewing machines that are available to rent. Email Gynna to reserve your sewing machine rental. Rental fee is $50 per day.
Important note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, and depending on conditions at the time, masks may be required in indoor spaces for all participants, and we will maintain appropriate physical distance during the class. If conditions change and it becomes necessary to cancel because of the pandemic, your tuition and fees will be refunded.
Fibershed Scholarship Program
Fibershed is offering two scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.
Gynna Clemes received her first sewing machine at age 7, and began designing and drafting patterns and sewing her own clothing during high school. She taught herself to knit during college, and after college added weaving and spinning to her fiber journey.
A mostly self-taught maker, Gynna has a relaxed view on creating — there are many tips and tricks to learn but few steadfast rules. She enjoys learning from others and adding different views and tips to her arsenal.
Gynna’s latest clothing line — Hank and Momma Clothing — was born of necessity as an outlet to redefine and re-find herself after feeling lost under the role of being a new mother. Hank and Momma Clothing was truly the pivotal point in Gynna’s creative career. She’s passionate about creating comfy, cozy clothing that instills confidence and promotes creative exploration for all. Today you can find Gynna’s clothing lines on her website GynnaMade.com and on FibershedMarketplace.com.
Gynna believes that anyone can learn to create a wardrobe that helps ground them and gives meaning to their lives, wherever they are on their creative journey.
Rooted in smart fashion, she is excited to share her experiences, tips and tricks and creative process through her new SMART Fashion workshops. Smart fashion incorporates simple materials that actively regenerate textiles in daily life.
- Simple and sustainable
- Materials that