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Other Peoples Polyester

Tour the working studio of Seattle fashion designer Malia Peoples.

Spend a few hours hanging out and having a sewing session with Seattle's friendliest fashion designer, Malia Peoples of Other Peoples Polyester. You will take a colorful tour of her design studio in downtown Seattle and have an opportunity to get all AMA (ask me anything) with a fashion designer. Curious about the process that a garment takes from concept to completion? Want to learn about fabric? Perhaps you want to make a pattern and play around on a sewing machine? Join us, use the tools of the trade, and gain useful insights into the mysterious fashion industry. Bonus points if you love vintage polyester.

After the tour, you will cut and sew your very own Japanese-inspired kinchaku (personalized drawstring pouch) complete with a take-home pattern that allows you to make more--perfect for casual gifting! You may bring unwanted clothing items to use in making your pouch, or choose from materials provided by the designer. Sewing skills are not necessary and all materials and machines are provided. Suitable for adults and children alike.

Malia has been a fashion designer and teaching artist in Seattle for over a decade. Besides making clothing and accessories, she hosts museum workshops and participates in fashion shows and exhibits. Her mission is to break the exclusivity of the fashion world by teaching others about fashion design in a lighthearted, informative, and inclusive manner.

Adventure Notes

Street parking is available, please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion.

Advance ticket sales only. All ticket sales are final.