Upcoming Classes

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Class List Calendar

Apr 26, 2014

intro to leather working: session 102

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: Apr 26, 2014 11:00 am
End: Apr 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $300

Apr 28, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 254

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: Apr 28, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Apr 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Apr 29, 2014

hand stamped jewelry: making monograms and more on metal : session 121

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: Apr 29, 2014 7:00 pm
End: Apr 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

Apr 30, 2014

men’s tie : session 116

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!

powertie
Start: Apr 30, 2014 6:30 pm
End: Apr 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $100

May 1, 2014

draping 101: bodice or skirt: session 100

three 2.5-hr workshops // $295 (includes supplies)

learn the fundamentals of fashion draping. via various hands-on exercises you’ll explore working with different grainlines including making a bodice and skirt sloper. our instructor will work with each student to develop a final design project and guide you through the draping process.

please note that space is very limited for this workshop, so you’ll want to sign up early!

prerequisite: basic sewing machine knowledge and experience. if you’ve never worked on a sewing machine before we recommend taking an intro to sewing machine.

draping
Start: May 1, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 1, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $295

May 3, 2014

getting closure: buttons and buttonhole(s) 101 : session 108

one 1-hour class // $40 (all supplies included)

by popular demand: a quick and easy intro into the wonderful world of machine stitched (automatic and 4-step) buttonholes. we’ll dicuss how to successfully mark, stitch and complete a basic buttonhole as well as placing and sewing buttons. no previous experience necessary. all supplies are included.

buttonhole
Start: May 3, 2014 11:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $40

May 3, 2014

intro to sewing machine : session 255

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: May 3, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 3, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

May 3, 2014

2-hour pillow making workshop : session 126

one 2-hour class // $80 + supplies (see below)

one of my all-time favorite classes! sew the kind of high-end throw pillows you see at ABC and anthropolgie–only better! you’ll pick up all the skills you need for making at least one envelope pillow cover from start to finish, and be able to make many more at home.

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!

SUPPLIES:

  • 1 yard fabric (linen, cotton prints, silk duponi or similar; no stretch, knits or velvet). if you’d like to use different fabrics on the for the front/back buy two 1/2 yards
  • 16″ pillow form (not required to bring to class)
  • scissors (new or only used on fabric)
  • all-purpose thread to match fabric
  • pins
  • pincushion
  • tailor’s chalk in contrasting color to fabric or air-soluble fabric marking pen
2hrpillow
Start: May 3, 2014 2:30 pm
End: May 3, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80

May 5, 2014

fashion lab: learn-to-sew series : session 134

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

*please note: this session skips mon may 26 (memorial day)

fashionlab-02
Start: May 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $500

May 5, 2014

tokyo tie bag : session 134

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.

 

tokyotie
Start: May 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: make
Address:
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195 chrystie street #402, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Cost: $80
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