Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

May 1, 2016

intro to sewing machine

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

May 2, 2016

intro to needlepoint

one 2-hour workshop // $60 (supplies included!)

nee’dlepoint’, n. 1. a fun and relaxing way to pass time. 2. decorative needlework stitched on open-mesh canvas. 3. the perfect gift and future heirloom. 4. an exercise in Zen meditation. 5. one of the best weight loss tools ever.

if you’ve been wanting to try your hand at needlepoint this is the class for you! learn a few basic stitches and the best tools and supplies, plus tips and tricks for getting original designs onto canvas and successfully completing a pre-packaged kit. the class fee includes supplies.

May 4, 2016

intro to embroidery

with Make Workshop founder diana rupp, author of Embroider Everything Workshop

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

by mastering just a few easy stitches you’ll have the skills to create original works of art using a variety of methods, perk up your wardrobe like jeans and tees and/or be able to complete a design by your favorite needlework artist.

includes all supplies, plus a sampler kit with a heat-transferred pattern on fabric that you can take home with you.

May 4, 2016

intro to sewing machine

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

May 5, 2016

tapestry weaving

one 3-hour workshop // $100 + $20 supply fee

this workshop is designed to teach the basics of hand weaving with yarn, fabric and raw wool. in addition to learning how to create fabric and one-of-a-kind works of art using a variety of patterns and techniques, the supply fee includes a picture frame loom that you can take home so you can continue weaving long after the workshop ends.

our lovely guest instructor, weaver/educator kira silver, has also taught at TAC (Textile Arts Center).

May 6, 2016

zip-o-riffic pillow (with French seams)

one 2-hour class // $80 + supplies (view supply list)

the pièce of résistance: a pillow cover with an invisible zipper and tidy French seams that would rival any similar style found at high-end home furnishing boutiques. magnifique!

this workshop is designed to teach a number of valuable sewing skills from invisible zipper installation with an emphasis on professional-looking results.

beginner sewing machine experience required; please be able to wind a bobbin and thread a machine. if you don’t know how, sign up for an intro to sewing machine class first (see above) and you’ll be good to go!

May 7, 2016

intro to sewing machine

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

May 7, 2016

soapmaking workshop

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.)

May 9, 2016

sewing I: make a skirt (naughty secretary)

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. the intro to sewing machine class will teach you all you need to know! this session can also be taken as part of the fashion lab series.

May 11, 2016

fashion lab: learn-to-sew series

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

New York Magazine
“BEST OF NEW YORK: SEWING”

one 2-hour class and three 4-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!

the plan is to meet for two hours once a week for seven weeks. 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!

note on sewing skills: if you’re more or less comfortable threading a sewing machine, you’re ready for this class. if you’ve never worked on a sewing machine, or don’t remember how to (which is not uncommon) then you’ll need to take an intro to sewing machine before starting fashion lab.

after you have registered for the lab, email us the date you’d like to attend the intro, and we will add you to the class list for free! ($80 value; this offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.) if you have any questions about your skill level, please refer to the intro class description (click on link above) or send us an email. we’ll be happy to advise you!

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