Screen & Sew a Softie

from 30.00

Friday, June 16 from 12-2pm, ages 8-12

Make a huggable fabric friend from your imagination!

Students will screen print their own drawing onto fabric, then cut out the shape. We will learn to hand sew them using an overcast stitch, then stuff with fluff and finish it off. Each student will take home a completed softie of their own design. No experience necessary!

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Materials Provided: 

  • Prepared screens, ink, fabric, sewing materials, all tools and equipment.

Materials Required: 

  • Students should submit their original black-only drawing or digital design at least two days in advance (by Wednesday, 6/14/17). The image needs to be black/white ONLY to create the screen (not grayscale or with transparent colors). You may email a scanned drawing, or drop it off for us to scan (8.5x11 or smaller); or email a digital file, such as a Word document, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, PDF or a high-resolution jpeg. If for any reason the image will not work, we will let you know what changes need to be made so you can resubmit it.

Additional Info: 

In the interest of time, students' screens will be prepared with their images in advance.

Students will be using permanent water-based inks, so please wear clothes that can get dirty!

We will be using professional equipment in class, including a flash dryer with a heating element which could cause burns if used improperly, and sharp objects for sewing (scissors, needles). Students must be capable of following directions to prevent harm to themselves, other students, or equipment.

Instructors for this workshop are Sarah Conklin and Rachel Lackey. If you have any questions or concerns about this workshop, please contact Sarah at: