The meditative art of hand-sewing connects us to our stitches as we create an heirloom-quality garment using specialized appliqué and construction techniques. For Natalie Chanin, the designer and instructor behind Alabama Chanin and The School of Making, hand-sewing is a gratifying process with one-of-a-kind results. In this workshop, Natalie shares how to handle the thread with love as we learn her signature stitching methods on American grown and made cotton jersey fabric, hand-stenciled with a custom pattern.

Learn more about the details of this project on Natalie Chanin’s Featured Maker Page.

The Curated Kit of Tools & Materials

This workshop includes:

  • A detailed digital workshop led by Natalie Chanin of The School of Making
  • A live Maker Chat Q&A for our community to join in on a creative conversation with the artist
  • Tools & materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you by Natalie

The tools & materials included in our kit:

  • The School of Making Poncho kit:
    • One stenciled jersey cotton fabric, 22 x 54″
    • One solid backing (blank) jersey cotton fabric, 22 x 54″
    • Small stenciled and solid swatches for practice
    • Five spools of Button Craft Thread
    • One “School of Making” label
    • Project bag from The School of Making
  • One #9 sharp needle

We look forward to sharing this fulfilling and joyful experience with you and cannot wait to see how your hand-stitched appliqué  turns out. Be sure to share your creative journey and finished creation with us by tagging @thecraftersbox + @theschoolofmaking  in your social posts, and use #thecraftersbox so our community can also see your workshop come to life! Happy making.