Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

Nov 1, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 280

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: Nov 1, 2014 12:00 pm
End: Nov 1, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Nov 1, 2014

soapmaking workshop : session 112

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 during class.)

premsoaps
Start: Nov 1, 2014 3:00 pm
End: Nov 1, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Nov 2, 2014

sewing II: make a dress : session 134

three 2-hour classes // $240 + (supplies)

(psst! you can also find a pattern and instructions for this dress in 
SEW: sew everything workshop
)

an original design by make workshop founder diana rupp: the girly go to dress! this project was created to teach you all the beginning-to-intermediate sewing skills you’ve been wanting to learn, with professional-looking results:

  • how to follow a pattern
  • properly layout and cut fabric
  • stitch darts
  • install an invisible zipper
  • insert a bodice lining

the best part? you can make many more after the class is over, so your wardrobe will be complete!

this is a level II class so basic sewing machine experience is mandatory; please be comfortable threading and stitching on a machine and a ideally few simple projects under your belt before enrolling. homework is sometimes required for this class. if you have any questions or concerns about your skill level, please email us. this class can also be taken as part of the fashion lab series.

sewing2makeadress
Start: Nov 2, 2014 12:00 pm
End: Nov 2, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $240

Nov 3, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 281

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: Nov 3, 2014 5:00 pm
End: Nov 3, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Nov 3, 2014

fashion lab: learn-to-sew series : session 139

with make workshop founder diana rupp,
author of SEW: sew everything workshop

New York Magazine 2009
“BEST OF NEW YORK: SEWING”

seven 2-hour classes + “free” intro to sewing machine = 16 hours // $500 + supplies

by popular demand: a 3-part learn-to-sew series that teaches all the basics of fashion sewing in one easy package! this structured curriculum is offered for those of you who want an intensive and progressive introduction to the world of fashion sewing, with a focus on:

  • how to read (and successfully follow!) a commercial pattern
  • layout and cutting fabric the right way
  • developing good machine sewing skills and working habits
  • professional seam finishing and pressing techniques
  • the ability to install an invisible zipper with complete confidence
  • making simple adjustments to patterns for a perfect fit
  • the ins-and-outs of lining a garment
  • and handsewing skills for couture-quality hems

 

fashionlab-02
Start: Nov 3, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Nov 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $500

Nov 3, 2014

tokyo tie bag : session 138

from SEW: sew everything workshop with make founder/author diana rupp

one 2-hour class // $80 + supplies

take your fabric prep and machine skills up a notch by learning how to cut and layout a pattern, pivot, stitch around curves and make a fancy french seam. the end result? a super cute bag that’s an ideal gift, and it only takes 2 hours to stitch!

before enrolling please know how to thread a machine–if you’re a bit rusty that’s okay. this learn-to-sew project is suitable for complete beginners and can be taken as the first part of the fashion lab series (see schedule) or on its own.

 

tokyotie
Start: Nov 3, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Nov 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Nov 4, 2014

fashion lab 2: DIY series : session 101

four 2-hour classes = 8 hours + supplies TBD

found a pattern that you L-O-V-E but need a little help, plus the space and time to make it a reality? stuck on common sewing challenges like fit, alterations, closures or perhaps the biggest hurdle of all–just finishing a project you’ve started? then this is the series for you!

ideally you’ll want to have a few projects under your belt before registering. although our fashion lab: learn to sew series is not required, equivalent experience is recommended.

not sure you’re qualified? just send us an email letting us know your background and what you’d like to make. as always, we hope to see you in the make workshop studio!

 

IMG_0115
Start: Nov 4, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Nov 4, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $200

Nov 4, 2014

skip the tailor: simple alterations : session 148

one 2-hour class // $80 (all supplies included except as noted below)

tired of paying a tailor 20 bucks to shorten your skirts and pants? we’ll teach you some tailoring basics including hemming (both by hand and on the machine), and how to make simple handsewing repairs such as sewing on buttons or fixing torn seams. please bring some sample garments you’d like to alter to class for discussion. no sewing experience necessary! includes all supplies.

alterations
Start: Nov 4, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Nov 4, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Nov 5, 2014

draping 101: bodice or skirt: session 102

three 2.5-hr workshops = 7.5 hours // $275 (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: Nov 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Nov 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $275

Nov 7, 2014

knitting 101: slouchy hat and mitts: session 102

two 2-hour classes // $120 + supplies (list to be sent upon enrollment)

most people think that their very first knitting project has to be a scarf which can turn into an endless project, leaving the new knitter feeling like they’ve signed up for a marathon when they really wanted more like a crafty 5k.

we have the perfect solution: in this class, which was designed for new knitters and second-time-around knitters alike, you’ll learn how to cast on and how to make the knit stitch to create simple rectangles that we will then magically turn into a slouchy hat or a pair of fingerless mittens. there’s a one week break between sessions so you’ll have time to work on your project(s).

your finished accessories will be quick, warm, and oh-so-satisfying. a free pattern for both projects will be given to you at class.

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Start: Nov 7, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Nov 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $120
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