Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

May 29, 2015

intro to needlepoint

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.

May 30, 2015

sewing I: make a skirt (naughty secretary)

one 6-hour class // $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.

May 30, 2015

sewing for baby and kids: pinafore dress

one 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

 

May 31, 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).

Jun 2, 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

Jun 3, 2015

intro to embroidery

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.

Jun 3, 2015

men's tie

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!

Jun 3, 2015

tote bag workshop

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

one 2.5-hour class
$80 + supplies (to be emailed upon enrollment)

yay for totes! this is a project that’s fun, functional and fashionable. in addition to leaving with a bag that will make you proud, you’ll learn a variety of valuable sewing skills including:

  • how to read–and successfully follow–a pattern
  • layout and cutting fabric the right way
  • making perfect seams and hem(s)
  • seam finishing basics
  • attaching handles using webbing or leather
  • tricks and tips for professional-quality results

intro to sew package: sign up for an intro to sewing machine and take 25% off this class. add both dates to the cart and use coupon code intro25.

if you have any questions, please email us. we’re happy to help!

Jun 4, 2015

zip-o-riffic pillow (with French seams)

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!

Jun 6, 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

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