About Us


Dubbed the "youthful doyenne of sewing" by the New York Times and a "craft world luminary" by Huffington Post, Diana Rupp is an accomplished educator, author and designer. A California native, Diana founded Make Workshop in 2002 and is the author of SEW: Sew Everything Workshop and Embroider Everything Workshop (Workman). She now resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband and son.


Hi Diana,

I want to share some good news! I applied to FIT's Fashion Design accelerated one year program, and I was accepted!!... I'm thrilled!! I wouldn't have been accepted without your classes. Thanks so much for everything!!


I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed our sessions and I learned a lot. You are a great instructor and it's obvious the passion you carry for what you do.

p.s. I wore my skirt for New Year's and everyone loved it!

Wish you all the best.


Catherine S.Y.

Ha – seriously I think you are the most favorite person I’ve met in 10 years!!! And to think we’ve been walking among ourselves All these years in new york and we only crossed paths now I am going to sign up for something else just not sure what – maybe the draping, but the  private projects appeals too ...

Hmmm, well either way, I’ll see you soon –

:-))) ondine


Thank you for accommodating me last minute for the Tie Class. I really enjoyed the afternoon, and learned so much in the two classes with you....also, just now thumbing thru your book...which is also great too.

Thanks again,


Thanks, Diana!!

My friends gave me the most wonderful birthday gift - more classes with you!! Yeah! I can't wait to start a new project with you!


I finished after five hours of figuring the rest out!  I'm tired but it looks great. It forced me to really carefully look things up and parse all the directions. I feel accomplished!

Thanks for your help with all the important lessons.