Upcoming Workshops:

Check out the parent/child workshops at The Lab For Hands-On Learning!


Fast and Dirty Alterations- Alter Your Clothes TV Style (March 19, 2017)

Learn to alter your clothes quickly and with minimal sewing skills!
This is great for beginning sewers who don’t have much free time. It’s fun, fast, sustainable, and you’ll be in great company.

Pricing and Registration

$65 for early birds and $85 for latecomers.

Early and late prices

What you’ll get:

This three-hour workshop in the Altadena hills includes homemade snacks and beverages, comfy sofas, access to all of my professional making/painting/sewing equipment, and the benefit of 30 years of costume experience. Plus, you also get the loving attention of Lucy the dog!

Other workshops in the series:

Classes are the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-4 PM unless otherwise noted.

Knock It Off Patterning (April 23, 2017)- NOT the 16th! That’s Easter.

Not Your Mama’s Craft Class (May 21, 2017)

Get Your Stretch On- Alter Your Stretchy Clothes (June 18, 2017)

Fast and Dirty Alterations- Alter Your Clothes TV Style (July 16, 2017)


I also offer individual classes. If you want different times or projects and such, let’s talk.

For the bold of heart…

Staple Drape Your Own Designs

Staple draping is sculpting on the body, using repurposed fabric, a stapler, staples and scissors. It’s a fun, fast and sustainable way to create shapes. You can do this if you’ve never sewn a seam, or if you sew all the time and want a fresh way to create your textile art.

For the philosophy of staple draping and the importance of DIY, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/alaurabrody/videos

To see staple draping as a performance, go to http://vimeo.com/15717235 .

Staple draping pictures are at http://www.pinterest.com/dreamsbymachine/staple-drapings/

And to find Instructables on making your own mobility art, go to http://www.instructables.com/member/a.laura.brody/


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