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Introduction to Hand Stitching in Alabama-Chanin Style


Price includes 2 class hours.

With Sunne Meyer

Oct 9, 1:00-3:00pm CDT

Working on a generous-sized swatch, we will practice the essentials of sewing with two layers of cotton jersey. After this introduction, you will be ready to dive into projects and explore stitching in the style of The School of Making and Alabama Chanin.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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After starting with the physics of sewing and why to choose organic cotton jersey, we’ll move on to the why behind the thread used and how to tie the strong knots needed when we sew clothing. Then we will learn best practices for cutting and seams.

This understanding prepares us to explore design elements with the two layers of cotton jersey, focusing on reverse appliqué and negative reverse appliqué paired with running stitch and back stitch.

This hands-on class touches on the points that will allow you to dive into projects and explore stitching in the style of Alabama Chanin’s The School of Making.

An optional $20 kit is available for this class; order your kit right away to allow time for shipping.
To purchase your kit, email Sunne at [email protected] or call (303) 882-6583.
The kit for a generous swatch will include: one printed layer of cotton jersey from TSOM, one plain piece of cotton jersey, one spool of Button and Craft thread in corresponding color, and a 3/9 sharp sewing needle.
Note: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.

Supply List
• Sewing Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Pins
• Optional kit
• Two layers of cotton jersey (100% cotton is preferred but not required) for a generous swatch and stencil or design already applied to one layers
• 3/9 sharp needle
• Button and Craft thread

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
beverly w.

I've been getting into hand stitching more and more...class was excellent, have started a second project in this technique

Amazingly Informative

I knew absolutely nothing about this sewing/embellishment style before I took this course. After I was so excited to continue working with this method I immediately began looking for more patterns I could stitch around. I am a beginner stitcher and the instructor made everything very clear and easily accomplished.

Marilee H.
Fun taste of Handsewn Alabama Chanin style

I enjoyed the short class, wishing it had been longer, perhaps added a few extra techniques. It whet my appetite for making an Alabama Chanin style garment.