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Sustainable Fashion-Refashioning Garments

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Explore the growing refashioning movement and the possibilities it offers for creativity and fun. With fast fashion filling our landfills, and enough garments to clothe generations, you can rethink the life of your clothes by refashioning them into other garments or useful items.  You will work on creating a refashioned garment using denim jeans and/or men’s button up shirts as you explore techniques for rethinking, deconstructing, and creating a new garment using garment sewing skills. Kiki will bring examples of refashioned items and many ideas to spark your inner designer.  
This class is for sewists with prior garment sewing experience. In order to participate all students must have prior sewing experience on a sewing machine, understand how to use a sewing machine, and have basic sewing skills.

Your materials fee covers only very basic sewing supplies that are made available to you during class. Please see the online class description for a detailed list of the items you will need to bring to class.

You will use the sewing machines that are provided in class. The classroom is a great space to create and sew, with lots of space to spread out, plenty of Bernina sewing machines, large cutting tables, ironing boards and irons, great music, good company, as well as basic sewing supplies and tools to help you reach your sewing goals.


Class Details

2 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat, Sun

Aptos Main Campus

Kiki Barrett 



Please read:  For maps and detailed information about parking on campus, please visit the Maps and Parking webpage. Additional Class Info for Refashioning Workshop:

You will be exploring the best ways to deconstruct and refashion denim jeans and men’s button up shirts into other garments. Kiki will have several pairs of jeans, button up shirts and other fabric scraps for you to use, but please take note of the list of required items below.

There are Bernina sewing machines in the classroom but you may bring your own sewing machine if you like.

Materials you will need for class:

2 button up men’s collared shirts that work well together (oversized is best).

2 pairs of denim jeans. (either that need repair or for deconstructing)


Basic sewing tools: seam ripper, fabric marking tool, pins.


Optional Materials:

Dress form

Additional fabric scraps or trims that you might have in your stash.

Parking is enforced 7 days a week on the Cabrillo Campus. Please carefully read the signage in areas where you park. Daily parking permits are $4.00 and can be purchased in any of the student parking lots from parking permit dispensers. Daily permits are only good for the date of purchase. Permit dispensers only accept credit and debit cards, no cash.



Materials Fee:


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/24/2024 - 8/25/2024 Weekly - Sun, Sat 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: 1520 Kiki Barrett