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Creative Repair - Stitch, Patch, Mend 1M23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

You can register for this class starting July 15. 

Bored of your jeans? Devastated that your favorite jacket has a rip in the arm?

Gather them up and come to this Creative Repair workshop. We’ll work together to give your clothes new life and pizzazz.

Tears and looking blah don't have to mean the death of your clothes. In this workshop, you'll find creative ways to revive your pieces and add flair to match your personality. With the guidance of instructor Fifile Nguyen, you’ll be able to add zippers, buttons, pockets, patches, sequins, embroidery, and so much more to make your clothes feel like yours again.

*All sewing-experience-levels welcome.

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You can register for this class starting July 15. 


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.

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