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Make-Your-Own Pattern: 1-Day Skirt Workshop

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Make-Your-Own Pattern: 1-Day Skirt Workshop

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You'll come out of this fun, short class with a completed skirt that you can wear and a custom-made pattern to take home! You will learn how to measure yourself to create either a pencil skirt or circle skirt without using a pattern. This can be a stretchy or woven fabric skirt.

If you want to make a skirt for someone else, it is recommended that you choose the circle skirt and a stretch fabric, and come to class with their waist measurement in inches, and the desired length of the skirt.

Class Goals:

A completed, wearable skirt, custom cut to fit you, and a custom pattern to take home to easily make more.


Basic machine sewing skills will be helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Note that you will not learn all the intricate troubleshooting and tensioning details in this class like you would in Intro to Sewing.

What to Bring:

Students should bring to class:

  • Fabric1 yard for a pencil skirt to hit at or just above or below the knee. 2 yards of 45" or wider fabric for a circle skirt to hit at or just above or below the knee. You MUST get 45" or wider, ask the helpful fabric store employees if you're not sure it is/aren't sure what that means. 
  • Thread: All-purpose kind, whatever color you want to go with your fabric. 
  • Zipper: If using a woven fabric. It should be a 9" invisible zipper (again, ask the helpful fabric store employees if you don't know what that means), in a color to coordinate with your fabric 
  • Paper on a roll: craft, freezer, or wrapping paper all work 
  • Pencil 
  • Tape
  • Sewing scissors and pins if you have them 
Sewing stores in the area:
  • Sewfisticated in the Twin City Plaza on the Cambridge/Somerville line
  • Sew Low on Cambridge Street in Cambridge
  • Winmill Fabric in Chinatown
  • The Fabric Place Basement in Natick
  • Joanne's Fabric

Instructor Biography:

Carolyn Emberley

Carolyn Emberley sewed her first wallet by hand with some of her mom's quilting scraps and embroidery floss in the third grade. In addition to learning that embroidery floss is not the correct thing to use as thread, she learned to use her mother's sewing machine later that year, and has been sewing things ever since. She has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst. For most of her time there, she taught a variety of classes at the Student Union Craft Center, including sewing.

Event Time:

This one-day workshop will run from 11am-5pm on Saturday, January 19

Have questions about Make-Your-Own Pattern: 1-Day Skirt Workshop? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:

* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.

* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.

* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility. 

* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.

* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship. 

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