Inspired workshops from Natalie "Alabama" Chanin on creativebug.com.

Learn signature embellishments and techniques that make up the Alabama Chanin style. Natalie will teach you hand-stitching basics, as well as specific techniques to embellish clothing or home accessories.

Natalie is owner and designer of the American couture line Alabama Chanin and author of Alabama Stitch Book (STC 2008), Alabama Studio Style (STC 2010) and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design (STC 2012). Her designs for hand-sewn garments that incorporate her "slow design" principles have been lauded for both their beauty and sustainability. Natalie's designs have earned accolades from peers as a finalist for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion in 2005 and as a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2009.

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