Swap-O-Rama-Rama DIY Upcycled Clothing Project Workshop

Swap“Clean out your closet and call your mama, it’s time for Swap-O-Rama-Rama!”

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a community clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity with staff and fellow attendees. This hands-on creation experience is a great way to meet new people, slow the production of new textiles and keep old clothes out of the landfill.

March DIY project: Holey Shirt! (Reverse Appliqué)
DIY project begins at 2:00pm sharp! 
Spring is on it’s way, so break out those stained T-shirts (or other jersey clothing) and let’s spruce them up for the sunny season. Reverse Appliqué is a machine or hand sewing technique that involves cutting a window in one shirt and sewing contrasting fabric on back showing through. You can transplant graphics from one T-shirt to another or even create shapes of your own. Photo examples of Reverse Appliqué here.

More Photos of what we’ve been up to lately: http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Swap-O-Rama-Rama/photos/

For this project, Please Bring:

1. T-shirt that fits you well – or other jersey clothing (Eliminate unwanted holes and stains!)
2. T-shirt or other jersey fabric to use as accent… or search the swap!
3. Clothing to swap (men, women, children, all sizes)
4. T-shirts to swap (With cool graphics especially)
We’ll supply: Sewing machines, thread, tools, scissors, etc.
All are welcome, but children must be supervised at all times.


Attendance is FREE, $5 suggested donation with all donations going to purchase supplies and maintain the sewing machines.

date: Saturday March 15th
time: 1- 5 pm
locale: American Steel Studios 1960 Mandela Pkwy (enter on 20th)
more info: here