Events - The Sewing Workshop in Santa Fe

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Join Linda Lee and The Sewing Workshop Team in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a personalized sewing & cultural experience. In this workshop, you'll dive into a set of skills centering around the art of modern garment sewing with an artistic edge. The event will take place at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza where we will enjoy their beautiful La Terraza venue room, full of natural daylight and high ceilings. 

Using the Chicago Jacket pattern or the London Shirt pattern, you will learn how to alter one of these patterns in order to create your own unique fractured jacket. The idea for a fractured jacket involves looking at each pattern piece as a canvas for “fracturing”, or re-creating the lines through embellishment of the garment. These patterns offer a blank canvas with open and uncluttered spaces for design and fabric manipulation. 

Linda and the team will walk you through the process of artfully designing your own fractured jacket. Students will gain the tools and techniques in order to masterfully create a personalized and beautiful garment. Each workshop will begin in the studio where you will work through the design and construction elements to your jacket. The day will include a lunch break, followed by more time in the sewing studio. Along with ample sewing time, afternoons and evenings are available to shop and explore the city! This workshop also provides cultural experiences in Santa Fe designed to inspire and infuse your sewing and creative process. Short trips to galleries, studios and shopping excursions will immerse you into the Santa Fe experience.

A special room rate at La Fonda on the Plaza has been secured. Details coming soon! 


When: 2025 dates coming soon! Stay tuned!
Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico | La Fonda on the Plaza


This is a bring-your-own sewing machine workshop, however, sewing machine rentals are available for an additional fee of  rented through The Sewing Center Janome dealer in Santa Fe. 
Students are strongly encouraged to purchase a Fractured Jacket Kit that will be available to purchase at a later time through The Sewing Workshop.

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What you will learn in the workshop:

  • How to alter a garment pattern

  • How to achieve the perfect design & fit for a jacket 

  • How to stitch two woven fabrics together 

  • How to achieve fun & decorative treatments for jacket embellishment including: Reverse Appliqué, Free-Motion Stitching and Appliqué

  • How to gain confidence in garment construction skills, including inserting a collar, mastering buttons and buttonholes and perfecting hems


Itinerary:

*Itinerary subject to change

Sunday

  • 3:00pm Check in at La Fonda on the Plaza
  • 6:00pm Welcome Reception

Monday

  • 9:00am Workshop begins
  • Preparing patterns & construction basics 
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • Cutting out fabrics & construction basics
  • 4:00pm Workshop ends 

Tuesday

  • 9:00am Workshop begins
  • Cutting out fabrics & technique basics
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • Prepping & Constructing Jackets
  • 4:00pm Workshop ends
  • Folk Art Tour

Wednesday

  • 9:00am Workshop begins
  • Prepping & Constructing Jackets
  • 12:00 Lunch Break
  • Prepping & Constructing Jackets
  • 4:00pm Workshop ends

Thursday

Friday

  • 9:00am Final Workshop  

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About the Museum of International Folk Art:

The Museum of International Folk Art is a diverse, cultural center that seeks to help vistors undertand folk art in all of its forms. The museum has a variety of itegrated learning experiences and is a vital part of the community life in Santa Fe. Read more about the museum HERE

About the Antieau Gallery:

Chris Roberts-Antieau is a world-renowned fiber artist that specializes in embroidered tapestries. Her work encompasses may types of art, including embroidery, fabric applique and painting with thread. Read more about Chris' work HERE


Price:

2025 details coming soon!

Total Workshop Cost: Coming soon!
Non-refundable Deposit: Coming soon!
Remaining balance will be due 60 days on or prior to event.
Non-Participant Fee: Coming soon!

Non Participant Fee includes: Welcome Reception, one dinner, transportation & entry to group cultural visits

 

Included:

  • Admission & transportation to group cultural visits
  • Lunches - Monday through Thursday
  • Welcome Reception - Sunday
  • Dinner - Thursday 

Not Included:

  • Hotel accomodations
  • Round trip airfare 
  • Breakfast
  • Sewing machine (unless requested to rent through The Sewing Workshop for an additional fee of $75)
  • Fractured Jacket Kit (optional but strongly encouraged purchase)
  • Ground transportation (except as noted for group cultural visits) 

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La Fonda on the Plaza - 100 E. San Francisco St, Santa Fe NM 

- Breakfast not included

- Complimentary Wireless Internet throughout the entire hotel including guest rooms,
meeting space and public areas

- Group rate available 3 days pre and post event

- Complimentary Fitness Center

- Outdoor hot tub and heated swimming pool, open year-round

- Complimentary 24-hour business center

- No resort fees

- Complimentary Docent led Art & History tours of La Fonda

- Valet or Self-parking at $30 per day (plus tax) with unlimited in and out privileges

Airport:

Santa Fe (SAF) - 9.6 miles away (American Airlines; United Airlines)
Taos (TSM) - 56.3 miles away
Albuquerque (ABQ) - 58.7 miles away

Weather:

In winter, temperatures range from 46°F to a low of 23°F, described as "cool and breezy".


Email Alex at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 


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