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“I’ve come to believe that craft, making, and creative endeavors toward producing sustainable products will create an enduring future for our community.”
—Natalie Chanin


The School of Making® incorporates the best of fashion, craft, and design under one roof. 100% organic materials, how-to-books, kits for garments and home furnishings—gifts that you make yourself.

Our DIY collection of hand-sewn projects from our Studio Book Series features kits that include everything you need to complete your project. 

100% Organic Cotton is at the heart of The School of Making. It is a perfect example of our core values: sustainability, fashion, DIY, and craft.

Techniques We Love

Reverse Appliqué


Negative Reverse Appliqué


Backstitch Appliqué

Relief Appliqué

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The School of Making® offers DIY Kits made for makers: pre-cut, pre-stenciled, and with all the thread and notions needed to create a garment made for you, by you. Explore an assortment of inspirations, accessories, and designs that will help you curate your ideal sustainable wardrobe.


Explore tools and materials to inspire and create your next project. Our curated selection of notions, tools, and stencils are chosen with makers in mind. Use these products in tandem with our DIY Sewing Kits and Studio Book Series.


The School of Making® books are comprehensive guides to processes and techniques for hand-making garments and home goods. Use them in conjunction with our DIY Sewing Kits. We choose to open source our methods and patterns to aid in our efforts to make our products more accessible to a wider audience. The School of Making is a natural outgrowth of the book series and our desire to maintain a sustainable, multi-faceted business.


Founded on the ideas of cultural preservation of education, The School of Making® is our platform for an open exchange of ideas, maker skills, supply chain transparency, and education. We invite you to be a part of the growing movement and join us at one of our workshops at The Factory or away—for a unique learning experience with our team.