Learn how to replace buttons, undo tears, and even make your own clothes with DIY clothing artist Sarah Gingold

Think Outside the Store

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In a Nutshell

DIY clothing expert Sarah Gingold teaches you basic hand-stitches and repair techniques within her eco-friendly studio

The Fine Print

Expires May 26th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $25 for one admission to a beginner's hand-sewing workshop with Sarah Gingold
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Each event is capped at 5 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 3 purchasers in order to take place.


What You'll Do

When a favorite pair of jeans gets a few too many rips, it typically gets demoted to the back of the closet, or even worse, to the bottom of a trash bag. DIY clothing artist and Think Outside the Store owner Sarah Gingold shows you how to rescue damaged clothing from an early demise using basic hand-sewing techniques.

  • Master Hand-Sewing Fundamentals
    You'll learn how to replace buttons and complete simple hand-stitches

  • Restore Old Clothes or Make New Ones
    Sarah will also show you how to use a sewing machine to repair minor tears and fashion entirely new garments from scratch


Your Host

Sarah Gingold Sarah Gingold
Clothing Artist, Sewing Expert

Making clothes for a living might seem like an unusual career for a Government and Politics major, but the transition made perfect sense to Sarah Gingold. She started sewing in high school, but became serious about the craft when she read The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy, which opened her eyes to the economic and environmental downsides of mass-producing clothes. She also realized that store-bought items never seemed to fit as well as something she had made herself. In 2009, Sarah made good on a New Year's resolution, purchased a foot-pedaled sewing machine, and mastered the art of repurposing old garments, opening her eco-friendly studio, Think Outside the Store, in 2011.


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    Think Outside the Store

    816 Thayer Avenue

    Floor 1

    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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