ONLINE Paper Dress Workshop


This online Paper Dress workshop will take place live on Zoom. In this session Jennifer will demonstrate paper pleating, covered binding, button loops, pockets, collars and patchworking papers to create the 'fabric' for your dress. She will then go onto showing you how to put these together and construct your garment. Materials are not provided for this workshop, but all essential materials should be things that you can very easily find.

She will also show embellishment ideas to continue on to using the items from the optional materials list. Please be aware that you need to have a sewing machine to complete the dress within this session- It is possible to make the dress using hand stitch, but not within this time scale. In this online workshop you will make a paper dress from found and recycled papers that is 25 x 18 cm (9.5 x 7") approx.

You will have the choice to work alongside Jennifer throughout the session or watch her demonstrations but work away from the screen. There will be a half an hour break halfway through the workshop.

You will receive a zoom link to the session via email a few days after booking and then be emailed the dress template* along with a reminder 2 week before the workshop date.

To take part you need:
-Access to a printer (to print the template- this can be at the library)
-Found/recycled papers (such as old maps, book pages, letters, sheet music etc)
-Sewing machine (see above)
-Glue Stick (Pritt stick or similar)

Optional/ Ideas to go onto:
-Sewing machine zipper foot (but essential if you want to do covered bindings)
-String or cord (but essential if you want to do covered bindings)
-Tracing paper/Acetate
-Scrap corrugated card
-Button maker and button parts
-Cutting mat and scalpel
-Clothes peg

Terms and conditions:
This session is Monday 3rd June 2024 at 4pm UK time (ending 9pm). There will be a half an hour break halfway through the workshop.

Full payment will be taken at time of booking (this is non refundable or transferable to a different session). However IF the session has to be cancelled by Jennifer you will be offered the option of a new date or to receive a refund in full.

Please sign up to the session with the email you wish to use for zoom (IF this is different from the email address that you paid with simply pop the correct email address in the 'notes' at the checkout)- You will receive a zoom link to the session a few days after booking.

Please do not share this link, as only the email addresses supplied when booking will be admitted to this session.

Please do not record the talk. Please note that this is a live session and will not be recorded or accessible after the date.

*Please be aware Jennifer retains the intellectual property to the template that she has designed- you cannot go into business making this or running workshops showing copies of her work. You can however use the ideas and template for personal use, as gifts and with your own students, if you are a teacher.