frequently asked questions

when is the next (insert class name here!) being offered?

we update the site as soon as we book a new class. if you’d like to be contacted about new offerings sign up for our email newsletter.

what’s your newsletter policy?

we do our best to stick to no more than a once-a-month newsletter and the occasional invite to special events like book signings, stitching parties and arts + craft + design fairs. rest assured: the list will never, ever be sold or shared.

where is the MAKE workshop studio located?

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when can I visit?

if you’re not registered for a class, send us an email and we’ll set up an appointment to meet a few minutes before the start of a workshop. we’d love to see you!

how do I know how many spots are left in a class?

the website indicates when a session is sold out. it’s a good idea to sign up early—it’s the best way to guarantee your spot. have questions about room in a particular session? send us an email and we’ll be happy to advise you.

what happens if I can’t attend a class?

because of the special nature of our offerings and very limited enrollment, classes are nonrefundable and there are no makeups or transfers into alternate sessions. we recommend waiting to sign up until you’re absolutely sure you’ll be able to make it! for more info, go to the registration policies page.

what supplies do I need to bring?

take a look at the class description for information re supplies and/or supply fees. if you’re unsure or have questions, please let us know. and if you’re in the market for materials, check out the resources page for a few of our favorite local shops.

when should I arrive for class?

MAKE workshop opens 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. many of our teachers are working artists and designers and need time to set up before greeting students. if you arrive early, grab a drink or snack at the bowery whole foods. it’s only a block away!

can you recommend a sewing machine?

try borrowing before buying. put the word out to loved ones and friends and chances are somebody out there has a spare machine with your name on it. if the lender hasn’t been used for a while, take it to a sewing machine repair shop for a check-up.

a new no-frills machine will run you around $200-$300. of course you can spend much, much more! if you’ve never sewn before, consider taking an intro to sewing machine class at make or buy from a local dealer that offers free lessons with purchase. the more experience you have sewing before buy, the better!

where can I have my sewing machine serviced?

in nyc we recommend space savers, 132 w. 23rd 212.691.3666

do you know anybody who can make something for me?

it depends. email us and we’ll see if there’s anything we can do to help.