Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

Sep 6, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 270

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: Sep 6, 2014 12:00 pm
End: Sep 6, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Sep 8, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 271

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 8, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Sep 8, 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 15, 2014

tokyo tie bag : session 136

from SEW: sew everything workshop with make founder/author diana rupp

one 2-hour class // $80 + 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 fancy french seam. the end result? a super cute bag that’s an ideal gift, and it only takes 2 hours to stitch!

before enrolling please know how to thread a machine–if you’re a bit rusty that’s okay. this learn-to-sew project is suitable for complete beginners and can be taken as the first part of the fashion lab series (see schedule) or on its own.

 

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Start: Sep 15, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Sep 15, 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 15, 2014

fashion lab: learn-to-sew series : session 137

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

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

seven 2-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! 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

 

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Start: Sep 15, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Sep 15, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make workshop
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $500

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 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
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