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The Shoals: Three-Day Workshop @ The Factory | November 1-3, 2023


  • For Me - November 2023
  • Purchase as a Gift - November 2023


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Instructor: The School of Making Team

Our popular Classic Weekend Workshop is reintroduced as our Three-Day Workshop in a new and improved format. This workshop opens our studio doors at The Factory in Florence, Alabama, and allows participants to work with our in-house team, a selection of our most loved DIY garment patterns, and our extensive DIY stencil library. Participants create a customized, hand-sewn garment or project of their choice from Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, Alabama Studio Sewing + Design, or Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. We offer a range of options that can be tailored to any skill level. The three-day schedule also includes a Swampette tour of the Shoals music scene, history of Alabama Chanin, and a studio tour.

Wednesday, November 1 – Friday, November 3, 2023
Workshop begins Wednesday at 10:00am.

Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630

$1,495 includes materials, tours, instruction, lunch on Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, plus small bites, snacks, and cocktails along the way.

Kindly note: Workshops are non-refundable. If you require a cancellation, a credit will be issued to your account with The School of Making for the amount of the Workshop. For more information, contact, or call 256-760-1090, Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST.

Good Things Take Time

Our garments are carefully made to order for you, ensuring we utilize our organic cotton fabrics in the most responsible way.

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Three-Day Workshop Itinerary



  • 10:00am: Doors Open and Coffee
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Introductions
  • 10:30am – 11:30am: Understanding Design Choices + Garment and Fabric Library Exploration, Finalizing Project Selections
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Factory Tour
  • 1:30pm – 4:00pm: Physics of Sewing + Technique Exploration
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Dessert + Coffee 
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Travel to Gold Record Room (Optional)
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Swampette Tour (Optional)
  • 7:00pm: Dinner Reservation at Odette in Downtown Florence (Optional)


  • 8:30am: Doors Open and Light Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:30am: Open Kits + Select Notions
  • 9:30am – 12:00pm: Exploring Techniques + Embroidery 
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Stencil Tutorial
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Open Studio Time/ Additional Stenciling Time
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Dessert and Coffee 
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Open Studio Time


  • 8:30am: Doors Open and Light Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Seams + Construction
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Seams + Construction Cont. 
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Closing Session
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Dessert + Coffee + Checkout



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