If there’s one way to make the bowtie even more whimsical – it’s already the quirkiest element of anyone’s wardrobe (sorry suspenders) – it’s by making your own! By all accounts, there’s a bowtie renaissance going on, and Montreal’s premier vintage shop Citizen Vintage wants to help you put your own spin on the distinguished bowtie. They’ll be hosting a bowtie sewing workshop at their Studio @ 5333 Avenue Casgrain, #911 on Wednesday April 11th at 7pm.

At this short, easy tutorial, you’ll learn how to sew your very own adjustable bowtie. Participants will be walked through the entire process step-by-step from selecting fabric to measuring, cutting, ironing and sewing on a machine.

If even if you’ve never wailed on a Singer, organizers swear that if you can press a gas pedal, you can sew! Participants can either bring their own fabric or choose from CV’s supply. Absolutely no experience is necessary.

The event is the first of a series of sewing workshops that Citizen Vintage is hosting for all levels. Sign up with friends or bring a date and spend the evening learning a sweet new skill!

To sign up for the first session in the bowtie series, come to Citizen Vintage (5330 St. Laurent Blvd) during regular store hours with your $20 workshop fee. Cash only.

Because space is limited for each class, participants must pay ahead of time to reserve their spot. First come, first served. If the session has been filled when you arrive to pay, they’ll take your email address and inform you of the next one.

Take note: Workshops will be held in their STUDIO @ 5333 Avenue Casgrain, #911, not in the store.

Any questions? Email Citizen Vintage at shop@citizenvintage.com.

~ Heidi Craig