Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.
Bring a bag of unwanted clothing and a small donation ($10 or what you can afford). Your bag will be added to the swap pile. Everyone is welcome to take a little or a lot from the swap pile while working on swap items. Leave with all the clothes you can carry!
There will be about a dozen sewing machines available for use. If you are familiar with a sewing machine, sit right down and go to town! If you are new or want to try a more advanced technique, just ask our volunteers for help!
One of the easiest ways to add a crafty touch to an outfit is embroidery! Rockin’ patterns from sponsors Sublime Stitching and Subversive Cross Stitch breath new life into this traditional craft. Deliciously colorful floss supplied by Sublime Stitching.
After the popularity of our t-shirt scarves last year, we are expanding the station to include dozens of projects you can make from old discarded t-shirts. You won’t believe all the possibilities!
Make amazing new jewelry from old fabric and beading. Also try out our button machine!
You’ll be amazed at the great purses and bags that can be whipped up from recycled clothes in just minutes! Wanting to go green? This station is perfect for making your own market tote!
When it comes to embellishing fashion, who can resist the quintessential crafty icon – the bird. Fabric printing, stamping, applique… the possibilities are endless – the birds are endlessly adorable.