Learn to upcycle or alter your own clothes in this beginning sewing “bootcamp” series! Get familiar with the care and use of your sewing machine and solving basic sewing problems, take accurate body measurements and learn to fit items to your own aesthetic and body type! Upcycle a garment(s) or other project of your choice. We will focus on embellishments and finishing touches specific to your project. You will be working on the Ragfinery Baby Loc machines and we will not be working with patterns. 

Impact: Used clothing is reinvented as new-to-you, decreasing demand for newly manufactured items.

Participant and Materials Requirements: Brigitte will email you before the first class to obtain information about your sewing background. Please plan to bring your project of choice to the first class.


Instructor Brigitte Parra

Instructor Brigitte Parra

About the Instructor: Brigitte’s love for reimagining existing garments comes from many years of costuming for school and community theatre productions. Working with small budgets led her to finding surprising uses for whatever was available.  She has learned much from the many Ragfinery Bootcamp participants and always looks forward to meeting new upcyclers.




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