Clothes Mending with Jenna Wigger at Sun Valley Museum of Art
Adult Classes

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Clothes Mending

with Jeanna Wigger

Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 10:00 AM

Join a small group of menders to repair your own loved but damaged clothes. Bring a worn, torn garment in need of mending, and learn the best way to repair it by hand, making it stronger at the broken parts. Some hand sewing experience is helpful but not required. Group size will be limited to allow each participant to get one-on-one instruction for a successful mend. Garments that can be successfully repaired using the methods taught in this class may include pants with holes/rips/tears (including the ever-present, ever-frustrating inner thigh rips), shirts and sweaters, scarves, missing buttons, torn seams. Repairs that are NOT covered in this workshop: zippers, complicated outdoor gear, hemming, mends on precious clothing that you are afraid to "mess up" (although one might argue that if it is already damaged, you can't make it much worse!). Plan to repair one garment to completion, but you are welcome to bring multiple garments if you want repair consultations.

Age & ability: 16 yrs and older, beginners welcome!

This workshop takes place Sat, Feb 26, from 10am–3:30pm.


Jeanna Wigger has been working with and repurposing textiles for over 30 years, beginning with an upcycled denim bag made for a first-grade environmental project. Her textile experience ranges from quilting, knitting, and garment sewing, to embroidery and needle felting. In 2017, she started Sage Woolens, a creative business with a mission of making useful products, including bags and home decor from discarded wool textiles, as well as mending vintage wool clothing. She loves combining her passions for teaching, history, and sewing in hands-on workshops and educational events to empower others to make sustainable, creative changes in their own lives.

Part of SVMoA’s Wabi Sabi visual arts exhibition.
Ticket Prices

$80 member / $90 nonmember

Scholarships available!
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Cancellation reimbursement deadline:
Feb 12, 2022