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Sewing Open Studio 2W24

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

Need help with mending your ripped jeans, advice on how to alter your store-bought pattern, or the accountability that comes from working around a supportive group of people?  Bring your ongoing sewing projects to this monthly open-form studio class.

Join a studio away from home with sewing machines, tools, mentorship, and a community that will help you make your project a reality.  Ideate, brainstorm, problem-solve, and execute in a joyful, inclusive environment.

*All sewing-experience-levels welcome.

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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 project you'd like to work on (it can be at the beginning, in the middle, or near completion - Fi will help you at whatever stage you're in!)
  • assorted sewing needles
  • any patches, fabric, notions, etc. you'd like to use for your project (we have a selection of materials available)
  • Any embellishments (buttons, sequins, etc.) you'd like to use
  • And specific cord, thread, etc. you'd like to use