TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 4
Pants: Design, Draft, Construct
This workshop will explore pants-making as a way to introduce and deepen the skills needed for making custom apparel at home. Topics will include clothing design and inspiration, working from existing paper patterns (and making our own), and many aspects of garment construction. During the first week, we’ll walk step-by-step through custom jeans. Then we’ll sew with knits and engage with choose-your-own-adventure final projects to reinforce skills developed during the workshop. The goal is to demystify pants patterns, encourage customization, and empower students to make clothing for themselves. Some experience on a sewing machine will be helpful, however, advanced techniques taught in a beginner-friendly format means this workshop is open to all levels. Third-floor textiles studio.
Studio artist, freelance technical clothing designer; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Campbell Folk School (NC), Forge Makerspace (NC), and several independent fabric shops; multiple individual artist grants through ArtsGreensboro (NC); exhibitions: Greenhill Winter Show (NC), Arrowmont Gallery (TN).