Creative design workshops

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Skirt Design 

Duster/kimono-style jacket

Redesign Workshop 

Fashion Design Basics


Skirt Design

This one-day workshop will focus on the custom skirt making process with each participant creating a skirt for themselves and a basic pattern of their body to use at home for future projects. 

Measurements for each attendee will be taken and a muslin will be created and fitted. This will be used as the basic pattern. 

Step-by-step instruction, with a lot of hands on guidance, will be given while we create the skirts together. 

Participants best suited for this workshop should have some sewing experience and understanding of sewing machine use. 


Class size limited to 5

Cost $350 includes the following:

*Fabric and supplies from the Joynoelle atelier will be available or participants can bring in their own fabric if specific fabric is wanted.

*A custom fitted muslin pattern.

*Coffee and snacks


Fall schedule coming soon



Join me for one of the scheduled classes or customize a workshop for you and your friends, family or business associates.


Contact me at joy@joynoelle.com or 612-209-7822 with questions.

Duster/ Kimono-type Jacket

Choose between a 3-evening or a Saturday workshop while we focus on the custom duster-coat making process.   Each participant will create a simple duster for themselves and a basic pattern of their body to use at home for future projects. 

Measurements for each attendee will be taken and a muslin will be created and fitted. This will be used as the basic pattern.  

Attendees will choose the length, fit and details that they like best.

Step-by-step instruction, with a lot of hands on guidance, will be given while we create the dusters together. 

Participants best suited for this workshop should have some sewing experience and understanding of sewing machine use. 


Class size limited to 5

Cost $350 includes the following:

*Fabric and supplies from the Joynoelle atelier will be available or participants can bring in their own fabric if specific fabric is wanted.

*A custom fitted muslin pattern.

*Wine (must be at least 21) and snacks for the evening seminars and coffee and pastries for the Saturday seminars.



fall schedule coming soon


Join me for one of the scheduled classes or customize a workshop for you and your friends, family or business associates.


Contact me at joy@joynoelle.com or 612-209-7822 with questions.

Redesign workshop

You thought you’d wear it again.......now’s your chance!

Bring in that bridesmaid dress your best friend told you you’d be able to wear again, or that dated jacket with the beautiful fabric that you’ve hated to part with for the past 20 years because during  this day-long workshop participants will recreate, redesign and bring new life into old items to create new wearable pieces.  


*This is not a tailoring class, it’s a creative sewing/ thinking outside the box experience.  


Participants best suited for this workshop should have some sewing experience and understanding of sewing machine use.


Class size is limited to 8

Cost $300 includes the following:

*Fabric and supplies from the Joynoelle atelier needed to supplement the garments brought in.  

*Design and fit guidance from Joy.

*Coffee and snacks

Fall schedule coming soon

Summer Fashion Design Basics

This week-long, all-ages (must be at least 13) seminar is an introduction into the art of fashion design and fabric draping taught by Joy Teiken in the Joynoelle atelier in south Minneapolis. 

Participants will learn the basic skills of pattern-making and draping and a 2 to 3 look capsule collection will be designed, created and presented during a salon-style showing to friends and family on the final day. 

Participants best suited for this seminar should have some sewing experience and some understanding of sewing machine use. 


Class size limited to 8 designers

Cost $600 includes the following:

*All fabric and supplies unless special items and fabrics are wanted by the designer. 

*Professional hair and makeup for the presentation. 

*A professional photographer will capture one look and full usage of the digital images will be given.  These images will be perfect for portfolio building.      



Session 1: June 18th through June 22  Each day goes from 10am to 3pm except for Friday, June 22nd going from 10am to 8pm due to hair and makeup, photo shoot and showing prep.  The presentation will be at 7pm.


Session 2:  This session is full.

July 23rd through July 27th  Each day goes from 10am to 3pm except for Friday, July 27th going from 10am to 8pm due to hair and makeup, photo shoot and runway prep.  The runway presentation will be at 7pm.  


Email me Joy@joynoelle.com or call 612-209-7822 for questions.


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