Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

Mar 30, 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.

Apr 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

Apr 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

Apr 8, 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

Apr 8, 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
stitch darts
tips and tricks for the perfect fit
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.

Apr 12, 2015

fashion lab: learn-to-sew series

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

New York Magazine
“BEST OF NEW YORK: SEWING”

four 3.5-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!

the plan is to meet for two hours once a week for seven weeks. 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!

note on sewing skills: if you’re more or less comfortable threading a sewing machine, you’re ready for this class. if you’ve never worked on a sewing machine, or don’t remember how to (which is not uncommon) then you’ll need to take an intro to sewing machine before starting fashion lab.

after you have registered for the lab, email us the date you’d like to attend the intro, and we will add you to the class list for free! ($80 value; this offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.) if you have any questions about your skill level, please refer to the intro class description (click on link above) or send us an email. we’ll be happy to advise you!

Apr 13, 2015

fashion lab: learn-to-sew series

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

New York Magazine
“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!

the plan is to meet for two hours once a week for seven weeks. 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!

note on sewing skills: if you’re more or less comfortable threading a sewing machine, you’re ready for this class. if you’ve never worked on a sewing machine, or don’t remember how to (which is not uncommon) then you’ll need to take an intro to sewing machine before starting fashion lab.

after you have registered for the lab, email us the date you’d like to attend the intro, and we will add you to the class list for free! ($80 value; this offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.) if you have any questions about your skill level, please refer to the intro class description (click on link above) or send us an email. we’ll be happy to advise you!

*please note that this session skips mon may 25 (memorial day)

Apr 13, 2015

tokyo tie bag

from SEW: sew everything workshop with make workshop 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.

Apr 14, 2015

tapestry weaving

one 3-hour workshop // $100 (all 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).

Apr 15, 2015

sewing for baby and kids: pinafore dress

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

 

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