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Three-Day Workshop

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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 BookAlabama Studio StyleAlabama 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.

Thursday, May 20 – Saturday, May 22, 2021
Workshop begins Thursday at 10:00am.

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

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

For more information, contact:, or call: 256-760-1090 Monday - Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm CST

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Three-Day Workshop Itinerary

Three-Day Workshop Itinerary


  • 10:00am: Doors Open and Coffee
  • 10:30am – 11:00am: Understanding Design Choices
  • 11:00am – 2:00pm: Garment and Fabric Library Exploration, Finalizing Project Selections, and Open Lunch at The Factory Café
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm: Factory Tour
  • 2:45pm – 4:30pm: Dessert and Coffee (Optional)
  • 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)


  • 9:00am: Doors Open and Light Breakfast
  • 9:30am – 12:00pm: Physics of Sewing and Getting Started
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch from The Factory Café
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Exploring Techiniques and Embroidery
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Dessert and Coffee
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Open Studio Time


  • 9:00am – 9:30am: Light Breakfast
  • 9:30am – 3:00pm: Seams and Construction
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Dessert, Coffee, and History of the Company
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Closing Session and Checkout