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Upcycling with Boro (Japanese Denim Mending)

Upcycle your denim clothing that is showing to much wear and tear. Not only does this Japanese form of mending extend the life of your clothing but it also adds individuality and uniqueness to your wardrobe. Instead of throwing those jeans away, bring them to class! The kit has enough materials to mend a garment you bring in or to make patches to take home. Students are encouraged to bring jeans that need mending! it is not required to complete the class.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Ages 15+

Must have a working knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine. Just getting started? Take our Intro to Sewing class.
Materials Included: All materials needed for this class can be purchased for an additional $25. If you opt to only pay for the class, you will need to bring:

  • 1 fat quarter of denim
  • 1 mini scrap bag
  • 1 white Cosmo Sashiko thread
  • 1 red embroidery floss
  • water soluble marking pen
  • 1/4 yd of SF101
Requirements: Additional items you will need but are offered at classroom stations include:

  • Sewing machine (you may bring your own or use the classroom sewing machines)
  • Pins
  • Fabric Marking tool
  • Measuring tape
  • Sewing gauge
  • Ruler (
  • Shears
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
$45 Class + $25 Materials
(includes Patterns and Notions. The material fee is optional)

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.