The Wardrobe Hack: patterns from the closet

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Date(s) - 28/04/2020
7:00 pm


 2 sessions

Tuesday April 28 7-9 pm and Monday May 4th, 7-9 pm (follow up)


*Suggested Donation $65-150.

Curious how to begin on a garment remake journey? This online  2 session class hosted by Sharon will take 6 people through the process of choosing which garments are best to hack for a remake, pattern transfer basics from cloth to paper and piecing cloth for those new garments. 

The second class is an opportunity to check in on progress and get advice in problem solving any tricky challenges that have come up.

Participants are encouraged to have 2 to 3 possible options for  pattern remakes and 2 to 4 garments for fabric reclamation to show for discussion.


Participants need:

Computer or phone camera capacity to participate in workshop

Ability to participate online via the Zoom platform

Basic sewing ability- projects can be for machine or hand stitching

Fabric scissors

Paper scissors

Seam ripper or stitch clipping scissors

 For patterns: Roll of kraft or waxed project paper, clean newsprint or several cereal boxes and tape

Tape measure or ruler

Notepad and pencil

Masking tape

Permanent marker

Clothing for patterns- 

The less pattern pieces in the garment the easier. A button-down garment or cuffed shirts will be far more challenging than simpler styles- aim for success and start with a simple garment.

Clothing to cut apart and remake-

 Obviously the larger or looser cut the garment is, the more cloth it will provide. Consider matching weight and fibre from what the pattern is being made from: a linen shirt pattern drafted to a remake from a pair of linen pants for example, not from a pair of jeans or heavy cotton.


Participants are encouraged to virtually attend the artists talk on April 21st for a better sense of what materials and styles to consider.  Tickets here

*A note about donations- Sharon has waived artists fees for the Wardrobe Hack series and is  instead encouraging donations towards future EartHand programming by those that are currently financially able. These donations will help replace the lost 2020 earned revenue that supports future free programming.

The form to donate to EartHand programming through the Vancouver Park Board is here.


Bookings are closed for this event.