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Current Events:

Michelle is in Research and Development mode and doesn’t have anything formal scheduled at this time.  Check out our two new patterns:  the Noel top/dress & Boro Style Jean Jacket.

Thinking about a possible kimono-style jacket

Contact Michelle To Schedule An Event.  She teaches for guilds and private groups!

Past Events:

March 1-4, 2018 – Paganoonoo returned to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA.  It was a great show and Michelle enjoyed teaching 3 different classes.




Michelle filmed in early February 2018.  Her episodes will start airing in summer 2018!

Season 1300, 1400, airing on PBS stations in 2017 – Michelle filmed segments for Its Sew Easy!  The details for her episodes are available here.

The Double Collar segment is available on YouTube.





October 12-15, 2017 – Paganoonoo will have a booth at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) in the  San Francisco Bay Area, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Sewers and quilters will delight in the wide variety of vendors and the magnificent Wearable Art Show and Quilt Show. The show opens Thursday, 10/13 from 10:00 – 5:00, check here for additional info on hours and admission.



September 23, 2017 – Paganoonoo will once again have a booth at the Premier Wearable Art Show in the  San Francisco Bay Area, Artistry in Fashion.

Booth after booth of one-of-a-kind garments and accessories tempt shoppers into buying something wonderful. Truly an inspirational collection of artisan’s work.”The Cañada College Fashion Department’s students and staff host the 28th annual Artistry in Fashion event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10am to 4pm at Cañada College.  A $10 donation is requested for entry. All proceeds benefit student scholarships. For more information, visit or call 650-306-3370.

The college campus is located at 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City, CA.”


August 10, 11, 12 ,13, 2017 – Paganoonoo will have a booth at the Bead and Design Show in Santa Clara, California.  Paganoonoo garments will be for sale.  Select your own one-of-a-kind Paganoonoo upcycled garment, sure to become a wardrobe favorite and the envy of all your friends!

Michelle will be teaching a class on how to upcycle a beaded garment into a cuff/bracelet on Saturday August 12, from 1-4. Register here.  The class is $65 and includes all class materials.

Once you understand how to harvest parts of beaded garments there will be no stopping you! Pins, patches, etc. will make fabulous gifts.

  • May 31, 2015 – PenWAG 2015 Artwear Runway Show, 5 Paganoonoo garments were shown on the runway and Michelle had a boon and a blast selling patterns.  Happy Upcycling PenWAGers and friends!
  • April 25, 2015 – EcoFashion World Ethical Fashion Presentation
    Bel Esprit  and MODA 360: LA – APRIL 24-25, 2015 In partnership with The New Mart, Moda 360 captured the West Coast spirit and culture while presenting the best in international fashion, art, design and fashion film. The event included a special focus on ethical and sustainable fashion in honor of Earth Month.


Paganoonoo was a featured EcoFashionWorld Designer

Michelle with model Isabella Leonin Paganoonoo, wearing the Peggy Blouse as a dress.

Journalist Yoko Fujimoto wrote and article about Paganoonoo fashions for Japanese fashion publication Senken-Shimbun, see the article here In Japanese.Here is a rough translation: Doxie 03081057c306cb4debd747e3589ee6613ba4

Dress designer Michelle Pananini has designed the “Paganunu” by using a Huy men’s shirt, as seen on the model.
In honor of Earth Day on April 22, in the “New Mart” section of Los Angelas’ Moda 360 on the 24-25 an event was held. Manager Deborah Pakarasu said that “this was the first time the even has been held in L.A., having been held in New York and London. 20 designers for fashion and accessories have gathered.” The event, which exhibits clothes, scarves, accessories, merchandise and photographs has been held three times.

Showing off the international brands, there was the “Paganunu” from the U.S. West Coast, “Rozena” from Bulgaria, “Tanmamu” from London, and “Pure Pod” from Australia, as well as “Juan Pablo Martinez” from Columbia.

Michelle Paganini is the founder of Paga unu and started it six months ago. She said that she wanted to “up-cycle old men’s shirts and women’s wear to create dresses and tunics.” She wants to create an earth-friendly business that makes product out of old clothes.

The fashion is 100% cotton and is good for the earth (“Beau Monde”) all the way through the color dyeing process. Even the motifs are using a natural pattern and reflect Zen and the sky. Accessories that debuted in the event even used prisms created from old Japanese and Chinese factories that create cameras and binoculars.

The next event will be in New York in October.

– Yoko Fujimoto, journalist

  • March 21, 2015 – Featured artist at Haute Couture Society Fashion Show and Luncheon, garments shown at fashion show and here is the Paganoonoo booth.



  • September 2014 – Guest Speaker at Kaye’s Textiles in Westcliff-on-sea, England


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Michelle with Sandy Ericson
Michelle with Kenneth King
Michelle with Susan Khalje


Michelle with Marci Tilton
At Puyallup 2015


Michelle with Pamela of
Pamela’s Patterns at Puyallup 2015

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George, Kaye and Roz getting chips.
Michelle on a double decker bus