Handwoven Garments with a Weaving Loom

A course by Kristína Šipulová
Designer and Garment Maker. Región de Bratislava, Slovakia.
Joined May 2021
, Designer and Garment Maker

Make original handwoven clothing by learning weaving techniques to create unique textile patterns

  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 754 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Make original handwoven clothing by learning weaving techniques to create unique textile patterns

  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 754 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 lessons (2h 23m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

There is something uniquely special about creating clothing by hand—even more so, when using a traditional technique. Kristína Šipulová is a designer and garment maker who takes the traditional tapestry method and applies it to fashionable, contemporary designs.

In this course, she shares with you the art of creating handwoven garments with an original pattern design. Kristína takes you step by step through the process of weaving textile pieces from scratch and how to create a variety of clothing and accessories.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Weaving Practices
  • U3
    U3. Preparation for the Woven Garment
  • U4
    U4. Weaving a Garment
  • U5
    U5. Further Steps
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet Kristína, Slovakian designer, garment maker, and your teacher for this course. She shares her creative journey, and how her passion for folklore clothing, rich textile heritage, and nature has shaped her designs. Hear about the textile artist who have influenced her and where she finds inspiration.

Kristína introduces you to weaving by explaining the basic principles of woven textiles, and shares some three-dimensional examples of corn husk woven shoes from Slovakia. Learn the foundations of weaving by exploring each material and how to use them. Explore the endless textile possibilities by experimenting with different materials and colors.

Start working towards your final design by exploring references and creating a mood board of ideas. Develop your artist’s eye as Kristína guides you through a world of color and demonstrates how different shades work together. Next, learn how to create a customized pattern for your garment, ready for production.

Time to roll up your sleeves and start creating your garment! First, prepare the base for weaving with the tapestry method by fixing nails on a wooden board. Kristína guides you step by step through the process of weaving the basic structure of the garment from front to back. After removing the garment from the nails, add the final touching by embellishing it with ribbons.

After completing the first garment with the tapestry method, Kristína shows you how to make other articles of clothing like a dress, a coat, a shirt, or pants. She also shows you how to create accessories like a bag or a pillow. To wrap up the course, hear Kristína’s tips on how to take care of your handwoven garment, and how to repair it if it gets damaged.

What is this course's project?

Create a handwoven vest on a wooden board using the tapestry method.

Who is it for?

Anyone with interest in weaving and creating garments from scratch using a unique method. This course is ideal for students of design, fashion, textile, as well as artists, designers, or anyone interested in a world of textiles.

What you need

No previous experience with textiles is needed. Kristína starts with the basics.

To take this course, you need a sketchbook and pencil for the pattern design. You’ll need a wooden board, nails, hammer, ruler, scissors, fabric strips and yarn.


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Kristína Šipulová

A course by Kristína Šipulová

Designer and Garment Maker

Kristína Šipulová is a designer and garment maker from Telgárt, Slovakia. She grew up surrounded by Slovakia’s rich textile heritage. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia and at the Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway, she went on to intern at the Danish studio Beck&Kinch, where she was producing custom-made, handwoven fabrics for Chanel.

She went on to work as a visual researcher at the Studio Edelkoort and as a design assistant at Studio Marlène Huissoud in Paris. She has also been teaching textiles and color theory courses at the International Fashion Academy IFA in the French capital. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe, including Milan Design Week and Paris Design Week. She has also been featured in publications such as Forbes, Vogue, Elle Decor Italia, and others.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Weaving Practices

    • Introduction to Weaving
    • Weaving Basics
    • Materials
    • Experimenting with Different Materials
  • U3

    Preparation for the Woven Garment

    • Inspiration
    • Color
    • Introduction to Pattern
  • U4

    Weaving a Garment

    • Preparation
    • Weaving the Front and Back 1
    • Weaving the Front and Back 2
    • Weaving the Front and Back 3
    • Post-production
    • Assembling and Embellishing
  • U5

    Further Steps

    • Accessories and Applications
    • Care Tips
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Handwoven Garments with a Weaving Loom

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Handwoven Garments with a Weaving Loom. A Craft, and Fashion course by Kristína Šipulová

Handwoven Garments with a Weaving Loom

A course by Kristína Šipulová
Designer and Garment Maker. Región de Bratislava, Slovakia.
Joined May 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 754 students