Late summer, we will be doing a full production run staffed completely by volunteers. We’ll be making children’s coats that will be donated. We will do it all, soup to nuts. We’ll design the coats, make the patterns, grade them, mark them, print the marker, spread the fabric, cut it, organize the job for sewing and then lastly, sew it all.
There will be an entry fee (tax deductible -if the not for profit status is set up by then) to pay for the fabric and guts -and also, to ensure volunteers are committed to the project. In return, you’ll learn first hand how a design is executed from design on through production and delivery -to say nothing of learning how to sew with industrial methods and even on industrial machines. Just think, your first sewing factory experience! Members will have first dibs but I am sure we’ll also be looking for experienced stitchers in the community who want to up their game and do something challenging, fun and for a worthwhile cause.
Interested? Send an email to factoryATabqfiDOTcom and write “Sewing Factory School” in the subject line. Please include your full name, phone number and a short description of the skills or interests that will help us make this first event very successful. If you have few or no skills, apply anyway. You’d be surprised at what you can do. We’ll make sure of it.
We already have quite a few sign ups, many of them from out of state. Accordingly, we’ll also need some locals who can host out of town guests. Feel free to send an email so you can be included with the planning of this unparalleled event. Yeah, that’s what we do around here, first evers.