Mend our World


The Boulder Sewing Rebellion presents Mend Out World at the Next Library Conference in Berlin 

Together, we will engage Next Library participants and members of the public to activate the workspace of the library by contributing to a Mend this World banner and creating embroidered patches as a local Call to Action. The Sewing Rebellion (SR) is an ongoing movement hosted in cities throughout the US that brings people together, educates on the high cost of fast fashion, and activates spaces through sewing and community projects. SR creates a safe space for all people to come together, share resources, talk about current and local issues, and promote social change. In the interactive session we will address: the library as a safe center for democracy and civic activism; how to develop library-art partnerships to strengthen community and break down barriers to entry; how to create environmentally sustainable programs through social innovation.

Janet Hollingsworth, BLDG 61: Boulder Public Library, Creative Technologist

Steven Frost, University of Colorado, Associate Professor of Art & Communication

Zack Weaver, BLDG 61: Boulder Public Library, Creative Technologist

Friday, 14 September, 1:30 pm


Restructuring Statement


To capitalize on today’s rapidly changing sewing landscape and more closely align with the Sewing Rebellions priorities for future growth – including creating high-quality support for Faux Frau’s, global outward expansion of Rebellions, and direct sewing support through training materials.  The Sewing Rebellion announces a strategic reorganization and change of Frau Fiber’s role in weekly, and monthly Sewing Rebellions.  The reorganization will begin Sept 1, with completion by Jan 1, 2019.

“The Sewing Rebellion is positioning itself for the future of sewing, creating a more effective framework to serve future sewers worldwide, and increase growth by recruiting new Faux Frau’s”. In order to make room for this growth I will be stepping down from hosting regular Sewing Rebellions and devote my time to the creation of support materials: videos, production packages, and training sessions.  This will allow for much needed new leadership”, said Frau Fiber, founder of the Sewing Rebellion.

July MYTE Sewing Rebellion


The MTYE Teens have finished their quilt, and a mustache too!

Warm jeans to cool shorts


Sewing Rebellion presents this jean modification to help cool down this month.  Participants need to provide jeans, and two 22″ separating zippers.

Sunday Aug 5, 2:30-5:30 Building 61, Makers Space, Main Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO  Hosted by Faux Frau Steven Frost

Sunday Aug 5, 12-4 pm, Paper Machine 6330 St. Claude Ave, NOLA Thur July.  April will be held on 8th.

Saturday Aug 11, 11 am – 2 pm, Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA THIS EVENT IS PART OF MAIDEN LA 

Every Sunday of the month, 5-9 pm, ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.  Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT SEWING REBELLION @ ILGWU IS CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH






Travel Mend Kit


This months Sewing Rebellion presents TRAVEL MEND KIT, perfect for taking with you when away from your sewing machine.

The mend kit is perfect for using up small pieces of fabric and old jeans.  The mend pages are made from t-shirt jersey or felt.

Here is a PDF of the pattern Mend Kit pattern



Celebrate Workers!


Celebrating International Workers Day all month long, the Sewing Rebellion will be providing instruction on the making of shirt aprons!


Sunday May 6, 2:30-5:30 Building 61, Makers Space, Main Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO  Hosted by Faux Frau Steven Frost

May 22, 4-7 pm, inventHQ 6 Garden Center, Broomfeild, Co

Sunday May 6, 12-4 pm, Paper Machine 6330 St. Claude Ave, NOLA (NOLA will be making piece work pillow cases)

Saturday May 12, 11 am – 2 pm, Camera Obscura Art Lab, 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica CA

Thursday May 10, 4-7 pm, Baldwin Hills Public Library 

Saturday May 19, 10:30 am -1:30 pm, The Main branch of Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach CA.  Hosted by Frau Fiber or Long Beach Faux Frau’s

Every Sunday of the month, 5-9 pm, ILGWU, 322 Elm Ave, Long Beach CA.

Asheville NC:  Pack Memorial Library, TBA

Spring Cleaning



Suggested Activity:  Spring Cleaning and solving the problem of the t-shirt. Bring your old t-shirts and transform them into yarn for making pot holders, wash cloths, and towels.  


Samples by Faux Frau Krista Feld

Asheville NC:  Pack Memorial Library, TBD,

Boulder, Co: Boulder Public Library BLDG 61 Makers Space, Sunday April 8, 2:30-5:30 pm

Baldwin Hills, Ca: Baldwin Hills Library, Thursday April  12, 3-7 pm

Long Beach, Ca:  ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, 5-9 pm, April 8, 22, 29

Long Beach, Ca: The Studio, Main Branch Library, Saturday April 21, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Los Angeles: California African American Museum, Sunday April 15, 12-4 pm

New Orleans, LA: Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude Ave,  Sunday April 8, 12-4 pm, Sunday April 8

Santa Monica, Ca: Camera Obscura Art Lab, Saturday April 14, 11 am – 2 pm

NOLA Sewing Rebellion


The NOLA Sewing Rebellion could happen without the partnership with RicRACK and Antenna Works.

Faux Frau Jeannie hosted, and participants learned how to make Grocery Sacks and Reversible Boho Bags.


Left to right: Cissy, Michelle, Chia, Maria, Maxx and Hope

Left to right: Michelle, Chia, Maria, Jeannie, Lindsay, Maxx



Hope and Jeannie




Hope, Michelle and Maria




Sewing Rebellions in March


Suggested Activity:  Commemorating the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, Frau Fiber wants you to transform a men’s dress shirt into a Triangle Shirtwaist blouse

Asheville NC:  Pack Memorial Library, 6-7:30 pm, Tuesday March 20,  “Rugged Wears” denim repairs

Boulder,  Co: Boulder Public Library BLDG 61 Makers Space, Sunday March 4, 2:30-5:30 pm

Baldwin Hills, Ca: Baldwin Hills Library, 3-7 pm, Thursday March 8

Long Beach, Ca:  ILGWU 322 Elm Ave, 5-9 pm  March 4, 11, 18 and  on March 25,  FF Krista will host Triangle shirtwaist commemoration on the 107th anniversary.   5-9 pm sewing and screening of the True Cost about 7 pm. 

Long Beach, Ca: The Studio, Main Branch Library, Saturday March 17, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

New Orleans, LA: Paper Machine, 6330 St. Claude Ave, 12-4 pm, Sunday March 4 Making a simple shopping bag

Santa Monica, Ca: Camera Obscura Art Lab, Saturday March 10, 11 am – 2 pm




Infinity Scarf


From the Boulder Chapter of the Sewing Rebellion, this great infinity scarf project.





Instructional Video