Bringing Your Own Fabrics

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:

REPAIRS, ALTERATIONS OR UPCYCLED Accessories Class

In this class you can bring your own simple alteration & repairs projects.

FOR UPCYCLED BAG/BACKPACK

Jackets with few seams (excluded fur or very thick winter jackets), denim jackets, thicker drapery, tablecloths or thick bed covers or at least 50 x 100 cm of canvas, denim or cotton woven fabric. For the backpack customization we would also need around 10 cm of velcro.

All products require lining . Recommended for lining: old bed sheets, shirts or any piece of thinner non-stretchy fabric that is the same size as the outer part of your product.

Skirt Class

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 150 cm for a short/midi skirt. For longer skirts and bigger sizes, around 250 cm would be needed. IT SHOULD BE WOVEN FABRIC (NOT-STRETCHY).

Please avoid very fine fabrics such as satins, organzas, chiffons, crepes, whether they are from silk or synthetic fibers.

MODERN Kimono CLASS

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 be at least 150 cm long for a blouse length. For a classic kimono / kimono dress around 250 cm would be recommended.
IT SHOULD BE WOVEN FABRIC (NOT-STRETCHY).

Please avoid very fine fabrics such as satins, organzas, chiffons, crepes, whether they are from silk or synthetic fibers.

Pants Class

Bring a piece of fabric of at least 200 cm. If you are tall and want to make long pants, it would be recommend that the length of the fabric is 300 cm. IT SHOULD BE A KNITTED FABRIC (STRETCHY). A non see-through jersey would be the best option.

Dress Class

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 stretches easily. Bring a fabric of at least 200 cm for midi dresses in small sizes and at least 300 cm for bigger sizes.

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

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