Archive for March, 2009

April Production










The Sewing Rebellion will meet at the following locations in April:


Saturday April 4, 7-10 pm, Rob’s House,

224 W. Orange Street, Lancaster PA

Sunday April 5, 2-6 pm, Proteus Gowanus,

     543 Union Street, Brooklyn NY  

Friday April 17, 6-10 PM, Colton School,

     2300 St. Claude Ave, Rm. 201, New Orleans


Saturday April 18, Deb’s House, 423 North Cherry Street,

     Lancaster PA


Sunday April 19, 12 – 4 PM, Mess Hall,

     6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL


Sunday April 26, 1-5 PM, Hands on Third,

     8377 W. Third St., LA CA


Sunday April 26, 12-4 PM, Ames Progressive,

     118 Hayward Ave, Suite #3, Ames Iowa



This month’s Instructions – East German Shopping Bag –is the perfect scale for recession shopping!


Participants of the Sewing Rebellion are invited to emancipate themselves from the global garment industry by learning how to alter, mend and make their own garments and accessories!  Instigated by Frau Fiber, textile worker and activist.  Frau Fiber and / or regional chapter organizers distribute their knowledge of the garment industry, pattern making and sewing, encouraging the reuse, renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique items tailored to individual tastes and body shapes.


Participants are asked to bring garments to mend, alter and remake and sewing problems, which need solutions, materials to share and if you have it a sewing machine.


Instructions on hand: 

sew a button

make a mend

thread a needle

turn and roll hem

Penny Pinching Coin Purse


Penny Pinching Coin Purse



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MARCH Sewing Rebellion’s


The following Sewing Rebellions are taking place around the country in March:


Sunday March 8,  the Ames Progressive, Ames Iowa

Sunday March 15, Hands on Third, 8377 W. Third Street, LA CA 90048

Sunday March 15, Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL

Saturday March 21, Jemison Chiropractic at 148 North Prince St. 


Lancaster, Pa.

LA Sewing Rebellion Meets at Hands on 3rd


img_2958The LA Chapter of the Sewing Rebellion, has a new home, at HANDS ON THIRD, a new community, workshop space in West Hollywood.

Slow Fashion


check out this article, from the Christian Science Monitor.