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*Creative Repair - Stitch, Patch, Mend 1F22

Age Group: 
Teens, Adults

Give an old garment new life!

Snags, tears, and stains don't have to spell the end of your most-beloved garments.

In this workshop, you'll explore creative ways to revive those garments and enhance their appearance.  Mending beloved garments doesn't have to mean invisible stitches and hidden patches. Learn how to make your mending your garment's best-asset!

*All sewing-experience-levels welcome.

Limit 6 students

Fifile Nguyen

Fifile Nguyen

Fifile (Fi) is a strategic planner with expertise in design thinking, service design and innovation management. She previously served on the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts Advisory Council, creating a Community Insights Study to help the school with strategic planning. Fi served as a member of the school's sewing faculty from 2013-17, during which time she worked with a team to develop our fashion curriculum and skills pathway. At the same time, she worked as Marketing Coordinator at Cengage Learning and then Marketing Manager at John Wiley & Sons, academic publishers. 

Fi holds a BBA in International Business and a BS in Textile and Apparel Design from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA in Business Design from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. She has lived in four countries and speaks three languages.

Specialty: 
Fashion design, strategic planning
Materials to bring to class:

Bring to class:

  • a garment you'd like to mend
  • assorted sewing needles
  • any patches or specific fabric you'd like to use to patch (we have a selection available)
  • Any embellishments (buttons, sequins, etc.) you'd like to use
  • And specific cord, thread, etc you'd like to use