Conquer Needle and Thread at a Hand Sewing Workshop with a Designer

Bishop Arts District

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In a Nutshell

Bolster your sewing foundation for home repairs and DIY projects at a workshop with Tracy Popken, a fashion designer, tailor and seamstress

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 20, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 2 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Price reflects Experience Provider’s current prices. 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.

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.

Your Host

Tracy Popken Tracy Popken
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.

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    Bishop Arts District

    301 Melba Street

    Dallas, TX 75208

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