Introduction to Contemporary Patchwork

A course by Zita Chocarro Iriarte
Textile Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined July 2018
, Textile Designer

Combine and upcycle fabrics to create unique textile pieces

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (269)
  • 4686 students

Combine and upcycle fabrics to create unique textile pieces

Patchwork is an ancient textile technique that consists of joining pieces of fabric to create a larger design, often in the form of a blanket, a tablecloth or even clothing.

Zita Chocarro is the founder of Hamabi Design and one of the leading figures in what she calls contemporary patchwork, a modern twist on this traditional art form. In this online course, she teaches her techniques to combine and upcycle fabrics into original textile pieces that are both decorative and functional.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 6 downloads

Materials for the course
2 minutes, 12 seconds
Search the idea, moodboard
10 minutes, 17 seconds
Materials selection
6 minutes, 18 seconds
Design to scale or collage
6 minutes, 22 seconds
Patchwork basics
1 minute, 38 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (269)
  • 4686 students
  • 14 lessons (1h 27m)
  • 6 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design and create a colorful patchwork bag from scratch.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Creative and crafty people who are passionate about fabrics, sewing, decoration, and getting the most out of materials.

Requirements and materials

Basic sewing skills, both by hand and with a machine, are required.

In terms of materials, you need fabrics, thread, fabric scissors, a sewing machine, and an iron.
For your design, you also need paper, a pencil, rulers, scissors, and glue.


4686 Students
269 Reviews
97% Positive ratings

Zita Chocarro Iriarte

A course by Zita Chocarro Iriarte

Teacher Plus
Textile Designer

Zita Chocarro is a professional fashion designer with a passion for fabrics. She is also the founder of Hamabi Design, a studio specializing in contemporary patchwork, where she makes cushions, blankets, bags, and more.

Hamabi means "twelve" in Basque and symbolizes the number of units produced for each patchwork blanket design.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Artistic Influences and Inspiration
    • The traditional Patchwork and the contemporary
    • Materials for the course
  • U2

    Design the fabric

    • Search the idea, moodboard
    • Materials selection
    • Design to scale or collage
    • Patchwork basics
  • U3

    The construction

    • Prepare the tissues and make the puzzle
    • Sewing and ironing
    • The padding
    • Finish the bag
  • U4

    Other apps

    • Other ideas to apply the patchwork
    • Patchwork of improvisation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Contemporary Patchwork

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to Contemporary Patchwork. Craft, and Design course by Zita Chocarro Iriarte

Introduction to Contemporary Patchwork

A course by Zita Chocarro Iriarte
Textile Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined July 2018
  • 97% positive reviews (269)
  • 4686 students