Upcycling Garments

Explore creative reuse and the art of upcycling within your own wardrobe. Alter an existing garment for a perfect fit. Use an existing garment as a base, then completely change the design using only the materials you have. Or use fabric from an old garment to make a new garment. Learn the multiple ways to hack existing garments to achieve your preferred result. Bring the garment you wish to upcycle to the first class, then create a custom plan of action for the remaining classes. Limit 6 students

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All Levels






  1. Three garments you would like to up-cycle
  2. Pencil and notebook/paper
  3. 3 Sewing kit: 
  • Class 66 bobbins (plastic; please bring at least 3 to class)
  • Dressmaker shears (Fiskars, Weiss or Gingher are recommended)
  • Paper scissors
  • Assorted hand sewing needle
  • Straight pins
  • Pin cushion
  • Seam ripper
  • Tailor's chalk, chalk wheel, or water-erasable pen
  • Tape measure 60”

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1: 6 Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm
1M: July 10–25, 2018
Instructor: Alexis Agbay


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