Summer Youth: Upcycle Your Denim (Ages 8-12)

  • Monday, July 11, 2022
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 11, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Fiber Studio, Class Code: FI071122-IN-IC-1
  • 2


  • $250 + $25 Materials Fee
  • $200 + $25 Materials Fee

    Registration closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 9:00 am.

Registration is closed

Re-use, re-purpose, recycle—that’s the theme of this class! You’ll start with repurposing a pair of jeans: get your scissors out, cut off the pockets and pant legs, and invent yourself a tote bag! In the process, you’ll get an orientation and learn basic sewing machine skills on BARN’s new sewing machines.

You will see how you can use hand-stitching and other techniques for embellishing your bag. From there we’ll share ideas for other projects you can make out of your old jeans.

You are encouraged to bring old, clean, jeans and other denim to use yourself and share with the class. Any color or weight of denim is great! Ask your family and friends to contribute, too! BARN will provide additional thrift-shop and donated denim, plus materials for embellishment such as rivets, beads, embroidery floss, fabric paint, and more.


  • This class is for youth ages 8-12. 
  • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 9:00am.
  • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 6.
  • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
  • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at [email protected].


Isobel Coney enjoys combining cultural, environmental, and historical studies with art, using techniques spanning painting, quilting, felting, knitting, batik, printmaking, hand-made paper, and woodland crafts. She has experience teaching in schools and running workshops for adults. She is an active member of the Arts Washington Roster of Teaching Artists and passionate about experimenting with new techniques and sharing that journey with students.

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