Renegade Sewing

Renegade sewing

Last year I taught Renegade sewing at our homeschool co-op.  There were six teenage girls in the class.  We deconstructed and reconstructed t-shirts to make clothing and accessories and constructed our own fabrics from cotton scraps that we then made into bags.  The girls started out with a little knowledge of sewing, and fearlessly dove into their projects.   We didn't use any patterns in the class, but found wonderful inspiration in the book, Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt by Megan Nicolay.  The girls had a great time and the finished projects were inspiring.

Some Student Work:

Complete outfit Deconstructed T-shirts by Sara

Reconstructed fabric Patchwork Bag by Sara

Deconstructed T-shirts Top

Reconstructed fabric Patchwork Bag

Some Teacher Samples:

Deconstructed T-shirt Skirt

Deconstructed T-shirt Bag

Reconstructed fabric Patchwork Bag