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Sewing with Leather: Fringed Leather Bag
Learn some basic leatherworking skills, including how to handle different types and weights of leather. Using hand and machine sewing, create a small, fringed leather bag.
This class is offered in conjunction with Hippie Chic, an exhibition of top fashion on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston from July 16–November 11, 2013.
The late 1960s and early ’70s was an exciting time for fashion. Counterculture challenges to authority found expression in new ways of thinking about dress. Eclectic, highly individual looks mixed vintage clothing, Pop art, fantasy and global craft. Trends percolated up from street fashion and youth culture to affect ready-to-wear and even haute couture.
Join us for a Gallery Talk & Tour at the MFA and three related workshops at the Eliot School:
- Hippie Chic Gallery Talk & Tour Wednesday, Oct 16, 6:30–8pm
- Shibori Dyeing (Tie Dye) 2 Sundays, Oct 27 & Nov 3, 2–5pm
- Sewing with Leather: Fringed Leather Bag 4 Wednesdays, Nov 20–Dec 18 (no class Nov 27), 6:30–9pm
- Embroidery Embellishments on Clothing Sunday, Dec 8, 1–5pm
Age Range17+, teens with instructor's permission
Basic Sewing or equivalent skills. Must be comfortable with basic machine sewing.
We will supply sewing machines (or you may bring your own).
Please bring your sewing kit to the first class:
- Class 66 bobbins (plastic; please bring at least 3 to class)
- Dressmaker shears (Fiskars, Weiss or Gingher are recommended)
- Paper scissors
- Assorted machine sewing needles
- Assorted hand sewing needles
- Common pins
- Pin cushion
- Seam ripper
- Dressmaker’s pencil or tailor’s chalk
- Tape measure 60”
- Dark and light color thread for basting
- Needle threader
- Sewing gauge
In class we will discuss possible purchase of a commercial pattern.
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