What You’ll Do
The button that’s popped off a favorite coat or a hole that’s appeared in your sweater doesn’t have to mean the end of the garment. When you sit down at the worktable of Tracy Popken, a seasoned tailor and designer specializing in vintage clothes and repair work, you’ll pick up the basic skills needed for a variety of hand sewing projects. From reattaching coat linings to sewing beautiful hems, you’ll get hands-on practice with repairs and get the chance to discuss solutions to common clothing problems.
Master the Fundamentals of Hand Stitching
Lifelong sewer and expert seamstress Tracy Popken demonstrates sewing skills and DIY repair tactics
Learn How to Solve Garment Issues
From buttons to zippers, discover how to fix common clothing problems and sewing mishaps
The experience is two and a half hours long. Each event is capped at 4 participants; each event requires a minimum of 2 participants in order to take place.
Master Seamstress and Designer
As far back as Tracy Popken can remember, she had a needle and thread in hand. But it wasn’t until she began repairing exquisite vintage clothes as an adult that she considered making it a full-time career. Tracy has a degree in fashion design from the University of North Texas, and has been working as a seamstress and tailor since 2009, specializing in restyling vintage clothing for private collectors and making custom clothes inspired by glamorous styles of the past.
Where You'll Meet
Lessons take place at Tracy's Bishop Arts District neighborhood Studio.