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March 2024

Migration Wrap Top

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2024

Workshop Lead: Anita Boey

The theme of the month at Jamii is “Migration” - Migration indicates movement from one place to another one, with intention and hope. For this month’s Sunday Sewing, artist Anita Boey offers participants two options: one for beginners, with the making of a shawl, and another, for more experienced sewers, a “Migration Wrap Top”. The wrap design intends to represent ourselves in the multiple cultures that form our identity. Sizes are adjustable, and at the end of these workshops, you'll take pride in wearing your finished garment.

Fabric and materials will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own fabric to represent your culture(s). You would need 1.5 yards of cotton fabric for these projects.

Here is the plan for March:

  • March 3 : Introduction (design of the wrap top and how it tells the story of migration), transferring pattern pieces onto fabric of choice and cutting.

  • March 10:  Sewing outer layer and lining of wrap top.

  • March 17: Sewing wrap top together and hemming.

  • March 24: Adding finishing touches and ending with a fashion show!

While intermediate participants work on their wrap tops, Shaima, our host will teach basic sewing skills to the beginner participants and empower them to take on simple projects and make basic functional pieces.

Please commit to completing your projects as we aim to minimize fabric waste. Choose to be part of our community for the entire year or select specific projects that resonate with you.

Photos by Anita Boey

Anita Boey

Business Professor by day, sewist by night. Anita is a passionate sewist with a deep interest for sustainability and creativity. As an advocate for reducing waste and embracing eco-friendly practices, I utilize rescued materials in my sewing projects. I hope that my sewing serves as a powerful reminder of the beauty that can emerge from diverted waste, while inspiring others to join me in the quest for a more sustainable world, one stitch at a time.

Photo Credit: Unknown

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