Fabricking, Stapling and Sewing Your Wearable Art

Spend an afternoon shopping for fabric the first day, then learn to construct a unique garment on a human form on the next. Students who take part in both workshops will get a full day of stapling and draping instruction, followed by personal guidance on pattern making and sewing your garment. Class is taught by LAVA Visionary A. Laura Brody.

 Part One: Fabric day- Saturday, May 17th, 11:30 AM- 3:30 PM. $15

Part Two: Drape and Sew- Sunday, May 18th, 10 AM- 4 PM. $45

Try both parts and save! It’s $50 for both workshops.

 Day 1 – Fabric day! We’ll meet at 11:30 AM in LA’s garment district in front of Michael Levine, the enormous fabric depot. There’s cheap parking off of 9th Street and Maple near the store.

Michael Levine has a main store, a home decor store across the street and The Loft upstairs where all fabric is $2.50 a pound. After Michael Levine’s, we will check out some favorite nearby fabric shops. For those who can’t get enough shiny, right off of 8th Street is Berger Beads Specialty, home of all that is sparkly.

 Day 2 – Stapling, draping and sewing day! We’ll meet at 10 AM at EVE Studio, 3923 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020 Suite #211. Parking is tricky but free on Sundays.

We’ll drape and staple in the morning, then clean up the patterns and sew in the afternoon. Students will create garments on each other and finish them by the end of the day.

 Staplers, staples, scissors, pins, thread, extra fabrics, an ironing board and iron, an overlock machine and 2-3 sewing machines will be provided. If you have a portable sewing machine, please bring it along! That way, no one has to wait for a machine.