Archive for December, 2010

Pedal Powered Sewing Factory – produces 200 t-shirt shopping bags


Dec 11 – 12, in partnership with Hands on 3rd, the Pedal Powered Sewing Factory, facilitated the production of 200 t-shirt shopping bags.  Participants collaborated by providing power, and sewing to get the job done!

Frau Fiber supervises production.

December Production: Hunters Hat Knock off


December 2010 Production Memo:  Hunters Hat Knock off

Winter is here and with this months production action Frau Fiber address the need to keep warm!

Pattern Pieces


Participate in the Sewing Rebellion, an economic tactic for change of the apparel industry at one of these production events!

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

Chicago Chapter
DARK IN DECEMBER  but usually the Third Sunday of the Month, 12 – 4 PM, Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Ave, Chicago IL

Los Angeles Chapter.
Hands on 3rd and the Sewing Rebellion will be at the LA Renegade Craft Fair  Dec. 11 and 12, 10 am – 5 pm. Participants are invited to make a t-shirt shopping bag on the Pedal Powered Sewing Factory.

Lancaster PA Chapter –

Santa Rosa Chapter
Santa Rosa Chapter is in transition to a new venue.  Check the blog for updates. or email Bess

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.