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The Shoals: Three-Day Workshop @ The Factory | May 7-9, 2025

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The Long Skirt Kit in Peacock with Anna's Garden stencil.

Three-Day Workshop Itinerary

 

WEDNESDAY

  • 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 
  • 7:00pm: Dinner Reservation at Odette in Downtown Florence (Optional)
     

THURSDAY

  • 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
     

FRIDAY

  • 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

 

 

"Make What You Love" sign at The Factory.

WORKSHOP FAQS:

WHAT IS A DIY KIT, AND WHAT'S INCLUDED IN ONE?

Our DIY kits contain pre-cut, pre-stenciled fabric pieces for a hand-sewn garment or project. Kits include thread and other required notions like elastic and snaps. Needles, pins, and scissors are not included with kits, but they are provided for use during workshops.

 

IS THE DIY KIT INCLUDED WITH THE WORKSHOP?

To provide more options and flexibility to our guests, DIY kits are sold separately from workshops hosted at The Factory.

 

DO I GET A DISCOUNT?

With the purchase of a workshop, you will receive 20% off the DIY kit of your choice as well as any purchases made during your visit.

 

WILL I BE WORKING ON THE DIY KIT I CHOSE DURING THE WORKSHOP?

Because kits can take a lot of time to construct, we use fabric swatches to practice stitches and techniques. The fabric swatch is sampled in the colors you select for the outer layer, backing layer, and paint color.

 

CAN I TAKE THE WORKSHOP WITHOUT A KIT?

Yes, we will provide practice swatches.

 

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE A KIT?

You will still receive 20% off a kit of your choice if you would like to purchase one.

 

WILL I BE ABLE TO TRY ON SAMPLES BEFORE CHOOSING A KIT?

Yes. We have a full range of garment samples in sizes XS - XXL. Our team is available to offer assistance with selecting your kit.

 

ARE CUSTOM ALTERATIONS AVAILABLE?

Garment alterations are offered as a complimentary service to our workshop guests. To ensure that your kit will be completed in a timely manner, we suggest that guests come to The Factory a day early if they would like to have custom alterations done. The alteration fee will be applied to any orders placed after the workshop.

 

WHERE CAN I SEE THE KIT OPTIONS?

Download our Custom DIY Guide here.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Comfortable and casual. While we will not be doing anything extreme, you should wear comfortable clothing suitable for working.

 

ARE MEALS PROVIDED?

Light breakfast, lunch, and coffee and tea are included. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.

 

CAN YOU RECOMMEND HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, OR OTHER TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS?

Yes, please reach out with questions or assistance with planning your trip. We can provide a list of our favorite accommodations, places to eat, and things to do.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Except for your DIY sewing kit, The School of Making provides everything you require for your project: garment scissors, embroidery scissors, rulers, thread, needles, pins, and other supplies. However, if you have supplies that you are particularly fond of, bring them along with you.

 

WHAT ARE THE PRICING OPTIONS FOR WORKSHOPS?

We offer two payment options: choose to pay for the workshop in full, or pay a deposit that's a portion of the total price, with the remainder due 30 days prior to the workshop.

 

WHAT DOES THE AVERAGE DAY LOOK LIKE?

You can find the itinerary listed below the product description of each workshop.

 

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

Because workshops involve advanced preparation of materials, instruction, and planning, 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.

 

DO I NEED TO TAKE ALL MY PURCHASES WITH ME WHEN I LEAVE?

We provide complimentary shipping on any purchases made during the workshop.

 

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