SASHIKO DENIM • Hand Sewing Class, October 13 (9-12 pm) Saturday

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Learn to personalize your clothes with mesmerizing sashiko patterns in this class taught by Jessica Marquez, author of Make + Mend. Students will learn how to transfer patterns directly onto their garment, how to adjust the scale of the pattern to make fit the dimensions of their piece, best tools and materials for this application, and how to stitch sashiko. Tips and tricks will be shared, like how to create a flawless finish inside your garment and line the garment with a base fabric patch. Please bring an article of clothing you’d like to embellish.  While these techniques can be applied to all kinds of garments and textiles, heavy weight jackets (denim, twill, cotton, linen), button-up shirt, or denim jeans are recommended. Feel free to bring a few options. 

• sashiko hand sewing stitches
• finishing techniques

MATERIALS REQUIRED • 10% off at Cattywampus for class participants
• article of clothing to repair or embellish
• sashiko needles
• sashiko thread
• quilting grid ruler (or a regular ruler will work too)
• fabric mark making tool: water soluble pen (for light fabrics), water soluble pencil (for dark fabrics)
• sashiko thimble (optional)

TIME • 3 hours


TEACHER • Jessica Marquez is an author, photographer, teacher, content creator, and full-time creative maker behind the handmade shop Miniature Rhino. Jessica’s work has been featured in dozens of print publications and countless blogs including Style Me PrettyDesign*SpongeApartment Therapy, and Refinery29. Her new book Make + Mend was published by Penguin Random House in August 2018 (come to Cattywampus to get a copy!).

Classes and workshops can be refunded if the event is more than 5 days from the date of the refund request. Classes may be canceled within 2 days of the event if there are not enough registrations, in which case a full refund would be provided.