May Prodcution

May Production Memo:

Chapter activities alter the sewing landscape across the country.  Besides, the ususal mending, remaking, interesting projects are happening this month.

Brooklyn Chapter

3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6:30 PM, Sapcecraft 355 Bedford Ave., between 4th and 5th streets.

Join’s other sewing groups, “Bags for the People” at Williamsburg Walks, a weekend festival, they will be making frankenclothes (Amelia’s invention, which involves cutting two un-desirable pieces of clothing apart and making one desirable piece out of them), and helping passers by make their own from our stock of much loved garments.

Maya is working with The Laundromat Project: Works in Progress this summer to teach drop-in sewing projects to all ages. SR members are welcome to drop by (I don’t have the locations yet, but will soon), and would honestly be a great resource and help.

Brooklyn Chapter is also seeking additional Chapter organizers.

That’s all from SR NYC.

Chicago Chapter

Third Sunday of the Month, 12 – 4 PM,

Mess Hall,

6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL

Los Angeles Chapter –


MADE FOR HAITI @ Hands on 3rd 8377 W. 3rd Street, LA 323.655.0515

April 2- May 7. Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6 pm

Frau Fiber, the Sewing Rebellion, students from the Fashion and Textile Program at California State University Los Angeles, and Los Angeles sewers of all levels donate their skills in support of building a fair and sustainable garment economy in Haiti!

The Sewing Rebellion will host a remake reuse station at the Joshua Tree Music Festival.  Come out, and sew outfit inspired by the stuff we have the music you are hearing!

The Sewing Rebellion has discounted tickets, and all proceeds benefit the LA Chapter of the Sewing Rebellion. If you are interested send the Frau and email,


Lancaster PA Chapter –

Santa Rosa Chapter Second Thursday 6-8 pm, 
 Village Sewing, 210 Goddingtown Center, Santa Rosa, CA.

The Sewing Rebellion furthers the emancipation 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.

Bring garments to swap, 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

East German Shopping Bag

tablecloth circle skirt

Join the Sewing Rebellion, an economic tactic for change of the apparel industry.

The Sewing Rebellion is a free workshop, which began @ Mess Hall, in Chicago Fall of 2006.  It was hosted at Mess Hall for one year, before becoming itinerant in May 2007.  The Sewing Rebellion has been held @ Fancy Tiger, Denver CO, Recycle for the Arts, New Orleans, LA, The Smockshop, LA CA and the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI.


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