In this workshop quilter, teacher, and artist Sandra Lee will guide us through the sewing and quilting techniques needed to create a one-of-a-kind jacket. Find a worn out quilt or a blanket that is well loved and turn it into a special piece of wearable art! (You are also welcome to use any pre-quilted fabric, if the thought of cutting up a quilt is too scary…). We will explore how we might transmute meaningful cloth, giving it new life, into a healing piece of clothing to be treasured for years to come.
Key concepts of the workshop:
- Sewing a blazer
- Working with quilted fabrics, cotton, denim, etc.
- Sewing binding
- How to begin and end a project using a paper pattern
- Finding the perfect size
- Tips for stitching hand stitching the binding
- Best supplies for sewing
Sunday, September 11th, 2022 and
Sunday, September 18th, 2022
2pm – 4pm EST
Zoom, a link will be sent to participants
the day before class.
• Fabric requirements on the back of the pattern (full size quilt will work )
• Quilted fabric or Quilted quilt
• McCall’s pattern M7332
• Sewing machine
• Fabric scissors
• Pins or Wonder Clips
• Thread to match your fabric
• Measuring tape
• Seam ripper
• Rotary cutter
• Cutting/self healing mat
Hand sewing with my grandmother started it all. I found the process of transforming fabric into art as magical. Sewing was the foundation that led me to quilt. Quilting which started as a hobby has now turned my passion into an artistic reality.
I find my inspiration in shades of blue with a focus on blue jeans. I am known for using repurposed denim and other fabrics to create my quilting and wearable art projects. My staples for quilting are thread and cloth, however, I often employ recycled denim, yarns, dyed fabrics, and stamps to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. I also love to hand stitch using the traditional Japanese Sashiko and Boro embroidery styles and incorporating them as a decorative feature into my designs.