Open Sewing Lab with Kim DeBord

Finish a project, restart a project or learn something new in this open sewing lab! Join fibers artist, Kim DeBord, for Sunday afternoon stitching. Get advice on a wide range of techniques like garment construction, mending & darning, embroidery, sashiko, and using your sewing machine. Bring your projects or potential projects or just bring yourself and dive into a new skill. Shared tools and some basic materials will be provided. Two shared sewing machines will be available and you’re welcome to bring any of your own tools and machine.

 Upcoming Dates:

January 14th, 1-4pm.

February 11th, 1-4pm.

March 30th, 1 – 4pm, in the off-center.

$20 a session.

For ages 16 + (10-15 yr olds are welcome with an adult)

Register Below.

Drop-ins are also welcome (Max capacity is 15 persons a session).


Kim DeBord is an artist and educator working at the intersection of art, design & craft. She earned degrees in Fibers from the University of Michigan, Fashion from Parsons School of Design, and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a Trustee Merit Scholar to earn her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies. Kim has taught at SAIC, Columbia College, Lill Street Art Center in Chicago, and helped to run FLY Creativity Lab leading the organization in a merger with Riverside Arts Center. Currently she teaches at the Ann Arbor Art Center and works with Invisible Engines, based here in Ypsilanti, to provide design and strategy services to the nonprofit community. She is thrilled to continue her involvement with Riverside Arts Center.