Add a Pocket

February 7, 2024
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

A photograph of a red surface with tear-shaped fabric samples pictured with an array of craft materials including scissors, thread, and sewing pins.
Pocket patterns and craft supplies prepared by Museum Tour Manager Katie Parry. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Did you know? One of the battles that was fought by the Suffragists was for pockets! In the early twentieth century, modern women desired functional garments that matched their needs and sensibilities while working, traveling, and protesting. As much as times have changed, many garments produced today still lack pockets.

Learn to sew your own pockets and add them to your existing garments so you can be ready to take on the world! Please bring a garment that you would like to add pockets to and we’ll supply the rest.

Organized in conjunction with Jessica Campbell: Heterodoxy.

Event Information

February 7, 2024
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sixth Floor Print Studio

$30 Public | $25 FWM members
Advance registration encouraged