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Home Sewing Machine Workshop


This is a Beginner level workshop, the participants will learn how to setup and operate a home sewing machine. By the end of the class they will know how to use basic sewing tools, thread and operate a home sewing machine. They will leave the workshop with a sewn garment, like a tote bag, an apron or skirt, pant or teddy bear. The aim of this workshop is to inspire people to sew more, mend their clothes and eventual learn how to make their own clothes.

Sewing machines provided by:


Olamiposi Somoye

Currently Instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles and a Denim Pattern Maker at Uniqlo, Olamiposi was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Olamiposi moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to attend her Alma Mater where she graduated with an Associate's of Arts in Fashion Design and a Bachelors in Business Management. Upon graduation she moved back to her home country where she founded her clothing line Rayo and consulted for other brands, eventually making her way back to Los Angeles.

Olamiposi is mostly known in the industry as a pattern maker, but she is also a Creative and Art Director for editorials, she recently debuted as a Costume Designer with her work published in Paper Magazine's website.


Corinne Brothers

As the founder of Rule, Corinne Brothers loves working one-on-one with her students and clients, hearing their ideas and helping bring them to life. Her grandmother, Barbara, taught her how to sew at age 12 and she has been stitching ever since… Rule Design & Development opened in 2018 with the goal of sharing knowledge on a firsthand basis. Personal creative expression, back-to-basics methodology, and the simple desire to make something for yourself propel each session and every project at Rule.

Corinne earned a BS from Kent State University, where she studied Fashion Design and Merchandising, Costume Design, and Economics. She began MFA studies at Carnegie Mellon University before moving to the London College of Fashion, earning an MA in Costume Design for Performance. Corinne works with slow-fashion brands, like Aquarius Cocktail, Jean Franklin, and Poppy Row, and designs for film, devised theater, and wearable art installations. She has shown work at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, Fashion Week Cleveland, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Her work often addresses issues like women’s empowerment, equality, and reproductive rights.

In 2019, Corinne launched Barbra Lorain, a line of consciously-sourced clothing made in Los Angeles.