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Class List Calendar

Sep 17, 2014

serger basics : how to thread and stitch : session 117

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

knit fabrics have been a staple in collections from gap to mcqueen. learn to use the most powerful tool in knitwear production; the serger. this two hour course will outline the basic properties and construction skills of knitwear, and most importantly, teach you how to thread a serger! if you’d like to bring your own serger to class, please email us at info@makeworkshop.com.

serger
Start: Sep 17, 2014 7:00 am
End: Sep 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Sep 17, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 272

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: Sep 17, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Sep 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Sep 18, 2014

intro to soldering: sterling rings 101: textured bands + setting stones : session 110

two 2.5-hour classes // $200 + supplies

a ringmaking workshop extraordinaire: gaffney from gaffneydesigns will demonstrate how to make TWO types of sterling rings: one a pre-made band that you will set with a stone of your choice using a blazer torch (aka an intro to soldering), the other a totally handmade band with texture. focusing on one of the two styles of rings (or combining both!) means you’ll pick up a number of jewelry-making techniques along the way including basic soldering and fabrication (sawing, piercing, polishing, etc.) no previous jewelry-making experience necessary. a supply list will be emailed to you upon enrollment.

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Start: Sep 18, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Sep 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $200

Sep 20, 2014

intro to machine quilting: session 100

two 3-hour classes // $200 + supplies (see list below)

this 2-part series offers a hands-on introduction to the basics of quilting. with a few easy “stripping” techniques and a little creativity, students will learn the skills needed to design, piece, quilt and finish a small wall hanging or baby blanket including a bias-tape binding. the workshop will also provide an introduction to commonly used quilting jargon in a relaxed atmosphere.
supplies: fabric scraps or assorted cotton fabrics totalling 11/2 yards, 1 yard of cotton fabric for backing, 36″ x 44″cotton quilt batting, 4 1/2 yards bias tape, fabric scissors, seam ripper, sewing machine needles (size 80/12 and 90/14), quilting pins, handsewing needles and 100% cotton thread. this class is open to all skill levels.
an intro to sewing machine workshop or similar is recommended if you’re not familiar with threading/stitching on a machine.
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Start: Sep 20, 2014 11:00 am
End: Sep 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $200

Sep 20, 2014

intro to leather working: session 103

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).

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Start: Sep 20, 2014 11:00 am
End: Sep 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $300

Sep 21, 2014

blockprinting: make your own printed fabric or paper by hand : session 120

one 2-hour class // $60 (supplies are included)

we’ll explore various ways of printing on fabric and paper, using simple materials easily obtained at your local art supply store. the focus will be on techniques anyone can use at home without special equipment, and we’ll explain all of the basics of textile design from creating a repeating pattern to combining colors.

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Start: Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm
End: Sep 21, 2014 2:00 pm
Cost: $60

Sep 21, 2014

decoupage workshop : session 118

one 2-hr workshop // $80 + supplies as noted below

make your own decorative home accessories using glass, glue and paper, learning all the best design techniques and tricks as well as how to finish both in japan paint and gold leaf. some supplies included in the class fee.

make will be providing you with glue, varnish and other misc supplies. glass plates and paperweights be available during the workshop and are $7-$14 each. please bring the following items to the workshop:

  • decoupage artwork: four 8.5 x 11 and four 11 x 17 color xeroxes (inkjet will run!)
  • four 3″ sponge brushes
  • apron (or wear clothes that can get dirty!)
  • a container or small box to carry your projects home
  • optional: a packet of imitation gold leaf available at ny central: 62 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003
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Start: Sep 21, 2014 2:30 pm
End: Sep 21, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Sep 22, 2014

sewing I: make a skirt (naughty secretary) : session 142

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: Sep 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Sep 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $200

Sep 24, 2014

men’s tie : session 118

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: Sep 24, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Sep 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $100

Sep 24, 2014

zip-o-riffic pillow (with French seams) : session 126

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: Sep 24, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Sep 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $100
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