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background photo is light denim with visible orange-colored thread - text in foreground reads denim repair workshop - bliss joy bull logo - byob workshop tuesday july 9 - 6:30pm
three additional photos of denim mending and repair- blue jeans, pink, thread, and strawberry patterned patches
three photos - thread snips, interior photo of indigo & violet studio, and exta sashiko thread in rainbow of colors

Denim Mending Workshop - July 9

Regular price $55

Join us for a visible denim mending workshop with Nandi of Bliss Joy Bull!

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the art of denim repair, transforming those rips and tears into a conversation starter. Grab your ripped-up jeans and let's make them wearable again.
  • Dive into the basics of visible mending – no more hiding imperfections, let's celebrate them!
  • Get creative with vibrant and patterned fabric scraps!
  • Learn mending techniques, from basic stitches to decorative designs.
You can also bring a denim jacket, woven pants, or button-down shirts. Garments with minimal stretch and made from natural fibers (cotton, linen, hemp) are recommended. If you're not sure what to bring, just ask!

This class is great for rips and tears in knees, in particular. Past participants have also invisibly repaired the crotch/thigh area of their pants by selecting closely matching materials. All materials, including denim scraps, needles, and threads, will be provided. Just bring your old denim and a daring spirit! Thread snips and extra sashiko thread can be purchased after class.

Some sewing experience is recommended, but if you’re feeling adventurous, don’t hesitate to join! This class is all about embracing imperfections and turning them into something unique. Your denim will thank you, and you'll leave with skills that will have you looking at clothing repairs in a whole new light.


Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30-8:30pm @ Indigo & Violet Studio - 1411 W. Irving Park Rd.

More info + protocols:

  • BYOB beer, wine, and snacks welcome
  • Up to 12 tickets available to allow for spacing + hands-on help
  • Please let us know how many are in your party if signing up separately - we'll adjust seating and spacing ahead of time

Meet our instructor, Nandi Duszynski:

Nandi got her start in designing and crafting at a young age. She attended design school at Iowa State University and completed her degree in fashion design at the Art Institute of NYC. Nandi moved back to the midwest after 4 years in New York, and has lived in Chicago since 2015.

Nandi started her business BLISS JOY BULL from a desire to reduce waste and use unwanted materials. In early 2021, Nandi started teaching sewing classes virtually. Over the years many people have come up to her during craft shows saying they don’t even know how to sew on a button. With that in mind, along with the knowledge of overproduction, overconsumption, and lack of sewing skills, Nandi developed a visible mending class. Nandi strives to make sewing simple, bringing joy to the clothing we wear by making it last longer. 

Workshops are non-refundable. By registering for any event at indigo & violet studio you acknowledge that you have read and agree to our BYOB Disclaimer and the terms of service located here.
three additional photos of denim mending and repair- blue jeans, pink, thread, and strawberry patterned patches
three photos - thread snips, interior photo of indigo & violet studio, and exta sashiko thread in rainbow of colors