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Free Form Fashion Club
$2,010 raised
108% of $1.9k goal
12 contributors
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Ended Apr 26, 2019

We are the Beaverton High School Free Form Fashion Design Club.  This after school club was developed for students to explore a new-age approach to design, revolving around the use of imagination and retired garments. This club's aim is for students to become familiar with basic sewing and embroidery, and get an introduction to the design process.  We want to unlock their creative potential! After exploring a variety of techniques, students may choose to follow the screen printing or sewing pathway. The course will culminate with a pop-up show or art show featuring student-produced garments. This class is in collaboration with Syner.


Proposed Budget

The funding for this class consists of two parts: materials and an Artist in Residency program for the instructor.






Artist in Residency: Shalev Hanamura

12 sessions

($45 per session)



Hatch (Embroidery Software) by Wilcom




Intro sewing machine: Janome Magnolia 7318




Thread Rolls packs




Cloth scissors




Seam ripper pack





Assorted Mix






Class Breakdown


  • Class 1: What is design? Tap into creativity, Make a piece
  • Class 2: Intro to tools, Use/maintain sewing machine, explore machine, Basic stitching, types of thread.
  • Class 3: Sewing material together, deconstructing garments, working w/ different materials
  • Class 4: Creating garment from scratch, repurposing existing garments, reattaching limbs,
  • Class 5: Intro to embroidery w machine/hand embroidery, tools,
  • Class 6: Attaching zippers, buttons, miscellaneous objects, patchwork
  • Class 7 : Intro to class project and work on alongside students for remainder of classes
  • Class 8 - 11: Guided work time
  • Class 12: Project show and tell & analysis

Class Pictures

Screen printing & sewingInstructor: Shalev


This project is supported by the Beaverton Education Foundation.

Founded in 1988, the Beaverton Education Foundation raises money to provide hands-on innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs & projects that go beyond normal school funding at all Beaverton public schools and is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization. BEF mobilizes community resources to fund innovative classroom, summer and after-school programs.

In the event that this project does not reach its goal, BEF may apply the funds received to another project in need.


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