Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

Feb 28, 2015

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

Feb 28, 2015

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.)

Mar 1, 2015

make your own printed fabric or paper by hand

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.

Mar 1, 2015

decoupage workshop

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

Mar 2, 2015

sewing for baby and kids: pinafore dress

one 5-hour class OR two 2.5 hour classes // $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

 

Mar 4, 2015

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

Mar 7, 2015

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

Mar 7, 2015

skip the tailor: simple alterations

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.

Mar 8, 2015

tapestry weaving

one 3-hour workshop // $100 (supplies included)

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).

Mar 9, 2015

sewing II: make a dress

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.

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