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Thrift Flip Workshop

Saturday April 27, 10 AM-4PM

Come spend the day learning, upcycling, and sewing! In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to bring any thrifted or old clothing items or accessories and give them a refresh. You can choose to alter your item(s) in any way you wish! Here are some ideas:

  • turn too-tight jeans into wide-leg or arc-shaped pants
  • turn an oversized button down into a tie front top
  • crop a pair of pants or a top
  • completely change the shape of a dress, or turn it into a skirt or top
  • add a drawstring or elastic to cinch in the waist of a shirt or dress, or the hem of a pair of pants
  • add a ruffle hem to any clothing item
  • add buttons, bows, patches, or other embellishments
  • anything else you can think of!

Check out the images for inspiration on what’s possible.

You do not need prior experience to attend this workshop! If you have never sewn before, we recommend choosing a simpler project so you can experience success. Feel free to reach out for ideas or feedback on a project idea! You will need to bring your own item(s) to rework, as well as thread and any other specialized materials you may need. We have basic supplies (pins, marking tools, scissors, rulers, seam rippers, etc.), as well as an assortment of elastic and bias binding.

We have sewing machines to borrow in the studio, or you can bring your own. We also have 2 sergers for students to use.


Open Studio is located on the 2nd floor. You will need to climb one flight of stairs to reach our space. If there’s anything we can do to accommodate you, please get in touch before the workshop.

Refund Policy:

If you need to cancel, please reach out no later than one week prior to the class for a refund.


This item is for sale on the external shop for Open Studio Sewing.

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