Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Oregon’s only accredited fashion design college.
In this workshop, you’ll learn basic sewing skills and explore ways to manipulate existing garments and transform them into something new using various techniques and tools such as resizing, rouching, applique, and patchwork. We’ll cover asymmetry in clothing design and how to deconstruct/reconstruct garments to make them one of a kind using existing button-down shirts as our blank canvases. We’ll also learn about fast fashion and the waste that goes along with today’s apparel industry. No prior sewing experience is necessary.
Open to teens ages 13-18