If you are like most humans, you probably have at home at least one box with things you don’t use anymore, but which YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT. Well, the time has come to bring the box up from the basement and look for clothes, household items or fabrics which you can use during our classes:
During this class we will learn to make a bag and/or a pouch. Here are the recommended fabrics/clothes:
FOR THE POUCH – clothes/thicker fabrics that can be worn outdoors like jeans, workers’ jumpsuits, non-stretchy pants;
FOR THE BAG/BAGPACK – waterproof jackets, denim jackets, thicker drapery, tablecloths or bed covers or at least 100 x 150 cm of canvas, denim or cotton woven fabric.
Both products require lining . Recommended for lining: old bed sheets, shirts, T-Shirts, or any piece of thinner fabric that is the same size as the outer part of your product.
Bring any curtain, blanket, bed cover, poncho, a fabric you inherited from your grandmother or any interesting piece of not see-through fabric. The ideal dimension should be at least 130 cm (width) x 150 cm (length) for a short/midi skirt. For a long skirt the ideal would be a piece of 130 cm (width) x 300 cm (length). IT SHOULD BE WOVEN FABRIC (NOT-STRETCHY).
Bring any piece of thinner fabric, that falls on the body: it can be a bed sheet you don’t use anymore, a piece of thin cotton or a fabric with a more silky feel. It should have at least 130 x 150 cm for a blouse length. For a long kimono a 130 x 300 cm would be recommended.
IT SHOULD BE WOVEN FABRIC (NOT-STRETCHY).
If you prefer to upcycle and create a patch-work kimono, an idea is to use shirts or thin blouses with similar fabrics. We will need to have enough clothes to cut 16 A4 pieces – so you can test at home with a piece of paper. This may change, though, the duration of the project.
For sizes XS – L, bring a piece of fabric of at least 150 x 100 cm and for XL to XXXXL sizes bring a fabric of at least 150 x 200 cm. If you are tall, to be sure, it would be recommend that the length of the fabric is 200 x 100 cm. IT SHOULD BE KNITTED FABRIC (STRETCHY). A non see-through jersey would be the best option.
For this project we can use any fabric that is not see-through and which is comfortable enough to the touch that it doesn’t require lining. STRETCHY KNITTED FABRICS make it easier to obtain the right fit, so we recommend you to bring a jersey or anything that stretched easily. Bring a fabric of at least 150 x 150 cm for small sizes and at least 150 x 300 for larger sizes. The longer you want the dress to be, the longer the fabric.
Not sure if what you are bringing is suitable for the project? Take some pictures and e-mail them to us. We’ll guide you in choosing the right option: wiederundwider [at] gmail.com