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THE FACTORY + ALABAMA CHANIN 12/52 | 2020

“Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.” ― Torrie T. Asai

The School of Making is a community of makers. In a time of crisis, as the entire world is currently under during the COVID-19 outbreak, it is the communities that rally together to offer comfort and support to all. We, like so many in our community, know that the simple act of making is cathartic, joyful, and can bring solace to a worried mind.

It is with this sense of fellowship and respite that we share a few of our favorite DIY projects from the Journal—all utilizing supplies you already have in your fabric stack, closet, or craft room.

P.S.: Natalie wrote a post on Friday titled ‘Man and Woman as Maker’, where she shares sources of inspiration for this moment. If you missed, we encourage you to go back and give it a read.

First and foremost, if you have a machine or hand sewing needles and time on your hands, start sewing face masks. There is a pattern we’ve tried here and good information on materials here.

DIY Wrapped Canvas

DIY Book Covers

DIY Bunny Rabbit

Yarn + Fabric Computer Cover

DIY Organic Cotton Bath Mat

DIY Yarn Ball Baskets

Stitched and Beaded Stationary

Sandwich Wraps

DIY Kite

DIY Paisley Tote

DIY Organic Wrapped Wreath

The School of Making’s patterns and stencil designs can be printed from home.

Learn a new skill while you are at home. Explore Natalie’s classes on BluPrint—who is offering a 14-day free trial.

In Alabama: Take a virtual tour of The Factory here.

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While our storefront is temporarily closed, our online store is open and shipping.

Our new Collection was updated a few weeks ago draws inspiration from our archives and the 20 years that Natalie has been designing and working in our community. 

We’ve reintroduced our Air Love Tee to support work for our local artisans. The German saying “Mann kann von luft und liebe leben” was a phrase Natalie learned during her time as a stylist living abroad in the 1990s. It roughly translates to “one can live from air and love alone” or “nothing else in life is necessary but air and love”.

On Friday, we began manufacturing facemasks and other medical supplies for healthcare providers during this crisis. We’re following all guidelines to keep our team safe right now.

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What do you envision for your next sewing project? Plan your Custom DIY Sewing Kit online.

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  1. Lara Miletta

    “On Friday, we began manufacturing facemasks and other medical supplies for healthcare providers during this crisis. We’re following all guidelines to keep our team safe right now.”
    Good for you! I sincerely hope that everyone at Alabama Chanin is doing well.
    Good luck and stay safe.
    Best regards,
    -Lara

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