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Oct 23, 2014

home lab: learn-to-sew series : session 115

 

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

 four 2-hour classes // $275 + supplies (see below)

by popular demand: a learn-to-sew series that teaches all the basics of sewing for your home in one easy package!

the plan is to meet for two hours once a week for four weeks. this structured curriculum is offered for those of you who want an intensive and progressive introduction to the world of home decor 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, pressing and hemming techniques
  • a first-time intro to patchwork/machine quilting
  • sewing with trim such as piping and bias tape
  • making one-step buttonholes

project I: fabric napkins or tea towels

take your basic machine threading and sewing skills to the next level by learning how to cut and layout a simple pattern on fabric and to measure, pin and press hems the right way–which is key for almost every type of sewing there is. the end result? super cute earth-friendly napkin(s) or tea towels for you or your favorite host or hostess. one 2-hour class.

project 2: cafe curtain

stitching a cafe curtain is the perfect continuation to the hemming-intensive skills gained with project I (see above.). although similar in terms of construction, this time around you’ll also be learning how to make a casing for a curtain rod, plus a few tips and tricks for working with larger pieces of fabric. the best part? although a cafe curtain is smaller in scale than a curtain you might need for a window that runs from floor to ceiling, you can simply use your new-found skills to scale up this version to custom fit ANY bare window. one 2-hour class.

project 3: patchwork potholder

a quick and fun intro to the basics of machine/patchwork quilting including how to bind raw edges of fabric with bias tape successfully and easily. one 2-hour class.

project 4: pillowcase/mini-duvet

a home lab series would be incomplete without learning to make a duvet cover. during this workshop we’ll make a scaled-down pillowcase-sized version of a full-sized duvet–this way the yardage will be manageable during the learning process but still leave with something you can use around the house. buttons and buttonholes for an enclosed closure just like the duvets you buy in the store will also be demonstrated as well as how to stitch french seams. one 2-hour class.

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 the home lab.

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!

SUPPLIES (FOR OUR FIRST MEETING):

  • 1 yard cotton printed fabric (you’ll have extra material for making more napkins!)
  • all-purpose thread to match fabric
  • scissors (new or used only on fabric)
  • pins
  • pincushion
  • tailor’s chalk in contrasting color to fabric or air-soluble fabric marking pen
  • 18″ transparent sewing ruler
  • sewing gauge (optional)
homelab
Start: Oct 23, 2014 11:00 am
End: Oct 23, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $275

Oct 23, 2014

panty workshop : session 111

with designer laura mehlinger of lola haze

as featured in ideal bite, “a sassier shade of green”

one 2.5-hour class // $100 + $20 supply fee to be paid to instructor

I’m super excited to have laura in the studio to show us how to make sexy-yet-functional panties! she’ll cover all the rules of lingerie-making including working with knits and lace, inserting a narrow waistband elastic, seam finishing and inserting a lining. the best part? you’ll leave with a fully finished pair! please be able to thread a machine and sew simple seams before signing up for this project-based class.

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Start: Oct 23, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Oct 23, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $100

Oct 24, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 278

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: Oct 24, 2014 11:00 am
End: Oct 24, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Oct 24, 2014

2-hour pillow making workshop : session 129

one 2-hour class // $80 + supplies (see below)

one of my all-time favorite classes! sew the kind of high-end throw pillows you see at ABC and anthropolgie–only better! you’ll pick up all the skills you need for making at least one envelope pillow cover from start to finish, and be able to make many more at home.

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!

SUPPLIES:

  • 1 yard fabric (linen, cotton prints, silk duponi or similar; no stretch, knits or velvet). if you’d like to use different fabrics on the for the front/back buy two 1/2 yards
  • 16″ pillow form (not required to bring to class)
  • scissors (new or only used on fabric)
  • all-purpose thread to match fabric
  • pins
  • pincushion
  • tailor’s chalk in contrasting color to fabric or air-soluble fabric marking pen
2hrpillow
Start: Oct 24, 2014 2:00 pm
End: Oct 24, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Oct 24, 2014

hand stamped jewelry: making monograms and more on metal : session 124

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: Oct 24, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Oct 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Oct 25, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 279

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: Oct 25, 2014 12:00 pm
End: Oct 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Oct 25, 2014

invisible zipper 101 workshop : session 115

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

want to make a project that requires a zipper, but are too intimidated to attempt the seaming-ly impossible? this workshop was created to demystify the various types of zippers and teach you the best techniques and correct presser feet for installing them, whether you’re making a pillow cover or a pair of pants.

class includes hands-on practice (we’ll provide zippers and scrap fabric) and a copy of a zippered pouch pattern to take home with you.

 

zipper
Start: Oct 25, 2014 2:30 pm
End: Oct 25, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $40

Oct 26, 2014

sewing for baby + kids: pinafore dress : session 108

one 5-hour class // $200 + 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 fully lined dress with buttonholes. the end result? a super cute dress that’s an ideal gift for your favorite girl. before enrolling please know how to thread a machine–if you’re a bit rusty that’s okay–or pass the intro to sewing machine class.

SUPPLIES

  • new look pattern 6578 (can be ordered online at sewingpatterns.com. you’ll want to bring a paper pattern with you to class, not the downloadable version.)
  • 2 yards of cotton fabric. one yard will be for the dress, the other for a full lining. I recommend shopping at city quilter on 25th between 6th/7th.
  • scissors that are new or have only been used on fabric. if you’re buying scissors, we highly recommend gingher stainless steel shears
  • all-purpose sewing thread to match dress
  • pins + pincushion
  • two 5/8″ buttons

 

kidsdress-2
Start: Oct 26, 2014 12:00 pm
End: Oct 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
Google Map
195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $200

Oct 26, 2014

zip-o-riffic pillow (with French seams) : session 127

one 2.5-hour class // $100 + supplies (see list below)

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!

pilllow(zipporific)
Start: Oct 26, 2014 1:00 pm
End: Oct 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $100

Oct 27, 2014

sewing 101: intro bootcamp : session 101

New York Magazine 2009

“BEST OF NEW YORK: SEWING”

one 2-hour class + three 3-hour classes =
11 hours // $350 + supplies

want an intensive intro to the sewing machine and the fundamentals of beginner project sewing that’s fast–but not furious? 

our NEW sewing 101: introductory bootcamp is the perfect learn-to-sew series with, wait for it…no prerequisite! that’s right, you’ll hit the ground running.

the first session is all about the sewing machine: how to thread along with sewing basics like pinning, stitching and pressing. after you’re up to speed, we’ll take you step-by-step through an entry-level project of your choice: a simple-yet-fashionable skirt (A-line or tapered), yoga pants OR a guy-friendly vest & tie combo.

the curriculum is designed to focus on the following:

  • how to successfully thread (and rethread!) a sewing machine
  • professional-style working habits
  • intro to tools and sewing terminology
  • layout and cutting fabric the right way
  • reading commercial patterns
  • seam finishing and pressing techniques
  • making adjustments for a perfect fit

*please note this back-to-back weekday session meets mon from 11-1, then tues, weds + fri from 11-2

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Start: Oct 27, 2014 11:00 am
End: Oct 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $350
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