Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

Aug 2, 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: Aug 2, 2014 11:00 am
End: Aug 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $300

Aug 2, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 266

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

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

Aug 4, 2014

intro to embroidery : session 116

with MAKE workshop founder diana rupp, author of embroider everything workshop

one 2-hour class // $60 (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.

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Start: Aug 4, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Aug 4, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: $60

Aug 5, 2014

intro to needlepoint : session 117

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.

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Start: Aug 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Aug 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $60

Aug 6, 2014

sewing for baby + kids: pinafore dress : session 107

three 2-hour classes // $175 + 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

 

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Start: Aug 6, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Aug 6, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $175

Aug 6, 2014

sewing II: make a dress : session 130

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

(psst! you can also find a pattern and instructions for this dress in 
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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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Start: Aug 6, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Aug 6, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $240

Aug 9, 2014

blockprinting: make your own printed fabric or paper by hand : session 119

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: Aug 9, 2014 12:00 pm
End: Aug 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Cost: $60

Aug 9, 2014

decoupage workshop : session 117

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. you’ll also need to bring the following:

  • 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: Aug 9, 2014 2:30 pm
End: Aug 9, 2014 4:30 pm
Cost: $80

Aug 11, 2014

hand stamped jewelry: making monograms and more on metal : session 123

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.

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Start: Aug 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Aug 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Aug 12, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 267

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

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Start: Aug 12, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Aug 12, 2014 9:00 pm
Cost: $80
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