Learn to upcycle or alter your own clothes in this beginning sewing “bootcamp” series. Start with the basics, taking time to get familiar with the care and use of a sewing machine and learning to solve basic sewing problems. Learn upcycling techniques, then jump right into sewing! On day 2, continue working on your upcycled garment or other project of your choice with guidance, then go home with a short guide to apply your skills at home. We will be working on the Ragfinery Baby Loc sewing machines and we will not be working with patterns in this class. For more advanced techniques, please look for our Sewing Bootcamp Level 2 workshop.

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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