Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

Apr 19, 2014

soapmaking workshop : session 110

one 2-hour class // $80 + $15 supply fee as noted below

discover the fun of cold process soap making. you’ll learn:

  • how to design and formulate your own recipe
  • the proper use and storage of lye
  • basic properties of essential oils, natural additives and botanicals, coloring, molding and curing
  • plus share helpful hints and favorite supply sources

SUPPLIES FOR STUDENTS TO BRING:

  • rubber gloves (the dishwashing kind)
  • eye protection
  • a safety mask that covers mouth and nose

supply fee: $15 supply fee will cover the cost of the materials for the group to make three batches of soap; you’ll divvy up what’s made (payable to instructor the night of class.)

premsoaps
Start: Apr 19, 2014 2:00 pm
End: Apr 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Apr 22, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 253

if you’ve never ever touched a sewing machine, or the last time was in junior high school home ec, here’s the perfect workshop to develop some basic machine sewing skills. identify the parts, what to look for when purchasing a new machine, and how to make a simple fabric wallet.

note: feel free to bring your own machine if you’d like to learn how to use it, otherwise we have have one for you!

good news: this class or equivalent experience is all that’s required for signing up for beginner project classes like pillow making, our sewing I workshops or the fashion lab

thread
Start: Apr 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Apr 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Apr 23, 2014

sewing I: make a skirt (naughty secretary) : session 139

three 2-hour classes // $200 + supplies

ready to get started with your first fashion project? we’ll show you how to make a cute and very wearable naughty secretary skirt. you’ll shop for fabric and gather a basic sewing kit together before class, and then be taught how to layout, cut, and follow a pattern, as well as basic sewing techniques like darts, seam finishing, installing an invisible zipper and how to handstitch a couture-quality hem. elementary tailoring tricks will also be demonstrated to adjust the pattern to fit your body if need be.

note: this is a project-based workshop. please be acquainted with winding a bobbin and threading a machine before signing up. an intro class (see above) will teach you all you need to know! this class can also be taken as part of the fashion lab series.

 

makeaskirt
Start: Apr 23, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Apr 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $200

Apr 26, 2014

intro to leather working: session 102

two 6-hour classes = 12 hours total
$300 + some supplies (list to be emailed upon enrollment)

always wanted to learn how to make things with leather? this weekend intensive is dedicated to the fine art of leather craft including:

  • an understanding of the various types of leather
  • how to pick the right type of material for your project(s)
  • an intro to basic tools and good working habits
  • original patternmaking and design
  • the best tips and tricks for cutting leather
  • how to install hardware like rivets and snaps
  • hand stitching
  • finishing techniques
  • and more!

during the workshop we’ll focus on making three projects: a cuff, wallet AND tote bag, but in addition to project-based skills the techniques and knowledge you pick up along the way will be invaluable to the success of any future design(s).

Image
Start: Apr 26, 2014 11:00 am
End: Apr 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $300

Apr 28, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 254

if you’ve never ever touched a sewing machine, or the last time was in junior high school home ec, here’s the perfect workshop to develop some basic machine sewing skills. identify the parts, what to look for when purchasing a new machine, and how to make a simple fabric wallet.

note: feel free to bring your own machine if you’d like to learn how to use it, otherwise we have have one for you!

good news: this class or equivalent experience is all that’s required for signing up for beginner project classes like pillow making, our sewing I workshops or the fashion lab

thread
Start: Apr 28, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Apr 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Apr 29, 2014

hand stamped jewelry: making monograms and more on metal : session 121

one 2-hour class // $80 (includes all supplies)

in this workshop you’ll learn the basics of handstamping one-of-a-kind jewelry. we’ll use letter and number stamps to spell out your name, your cat’s name, or even your favorite snippet of poetry…the possibilities are endless! the class will begin with some hands-on practice to give you a feel for the tools and materials–and teach you how to successfully design and align your “message” on the metal blank–before moving on to creating finished projects for you to take home. finishing techniques such as oxidizing, sanding and texturing will also be covered.

stamped5
Start: Apr 29, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Apr 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Apr 30, 2014

men’s tie : session 116

power tie from SEW: sew everything workshop

one 2.5-hour class // $100 + supplies (view the supply list)

not sure what to give your favorite guy, but know you want to make something handmade with love? here’s your chance to spend a few hours on a sewing machine and whip up a dapper gift they’ll always remember. we’ll show you how to stitch a lined and interfaced tie and how to create custom labels for your project.

please note: this workshop is suitable for beginners, but be able to thread a machine. if you’ve never sewn before, simply take an intro to sewing machine first, and we’ll teach you the rest! note: you can make a hipster-friendly “skinny” version of this project!

powertie
Start: Apr 30, 2014 6:30 pm
End: Apr 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $100

May 1, 2014

draping 101: bodice or skirt: session 100

three 2.5-hr workshops // $295 (includes supplies)

learn the fundamentals of fashion draping. via various hands-on exercises you’ll explore working with different grainlines including making a bodice and skirt sloper. our instructor will work with each student to develop a final design project and guide you through the draping process.

please note that space is very limited for this workshop, so you’ll want to sign up early!

prerequisite: basic sewing machine knowledge and experience. if you’ve never worked on a sewing machine before we recommend taking an intro to sewing machine.

draping
Start: May 1, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 1, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $295

May 3, 2014

getting closure: buttons and buttonhole(s) 101 : session 108

one 1-hour class // $40 (all supplies included)

by popular demand: a quick and easy intro into the wonderful world of machine stitched (automatic and 4-step) buttonholes. we’ll dicuss how to successfully mark, stitch and complete a basic buttonhole as well as placing and sewing buttons. no previous experience necessary. all supplies are included.

buttonhole
Start: May 3, 2014 11:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $40

May 3, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 255

if you’ve never ever touched a sewing machine, or the last time was in junior high school home ec, here’s the perfect workshop to develop some basic machine sewing skills. identify the parts, what to look for when purchasing a new machine, and how to make a simple fabric wallet.

note: feel free to bring your own machine if you’d like to learn how to use it, otherwise we have have one for you!

good news: this class or equivalent experience is all that’s required for signing up for beginner project classes like pillow making, our sewing I workshops or the fashion lab

thread
Start: May 3, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 3, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80
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