Sewing

Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Shop
    • 10
    Beginning sewing is a lot like advanced duct taping. If you can make it out of tape and paper you have what it takes to make it out of cloth and thread. Make tool bags, tactical clothing, trim for your woodwork, upholster your car, or go traditional and make a quilt. 
    This course outlines the basics of needle selection, thread types, proper fabric selection, winding a bobbin, and thread tension- all of which are important components that make up a successful project. Lean tricks that will make the machines work every time. This class is divided between lecture and lab- students will have the opportunity to sew a set of sample stitches with each machine to practice what they have learned. 
    Stop living in fear! The next time you have a project that involves fabric, charge forward and make it happen. Learning the basics of sewing opens a world of possibilities for future designs and projects. 
    A $6 material fee covers each student's thread and sample fabric. 
    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**
    • 02 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Shop
    • 6
    The Intro to Embroidery class will teach the basic use and operation of the 6 needle embroidery machine. Learn how to use the multi-needle embroidery to make patches, embroider hats, or a company logo on your shirts. Students will have the opportunity to embroider their own take home project.
    A $3 material fee covers each students thread, stabilizer, and fabric. 
    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**
    • 03 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Shop
    • 5
    In this class you will learn the preparation skills that will save you from hours of trial and error. We will begin by cleaning and oiling the machine; and then move step by step through material selection to quilt loading. At each step you will learn about the most common mistakes and how to avoid them. Upon completion of this class you will understand how to select backing, batting, thread and needles as well as have hands on experience with thread tension and other adjustments specific to our machine. 
    **This class will certify you to use our long arm quilter.
    **Closed toe shoes are required.**
    • 07 Dec 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 5

    This class is intended to teach introductory monster making skills to the devious, nefarious and those just wanting to have some fun. Each student will design and bring to life their own talking monster through the following evil process:

    1.     Devising the evil plan: Will the monster be blood sucking? Will it need to have an extra-large mouth for eating small children? Will it be the sock monster that hides in the dryer? These are difficult questions that will need to be answered prior to proceeding to monster making step #2.
    2.     Monster pattern making: Instructions on how to create a one of a kind basic pattern.
    3.     Making the monster talk with a recordable, button activated board.
    4.     Fabrication of the beast: Cutting, sewing, stuffing and electrocuting (this is dependent on the type of monster…obviously).

    A $20 material fee covers each student's fabric, thread, intestines, vocal cords and other important bits and pieces. 

    This class is intended for ages 13+, evil geniuses under the age of 13 will need a parent or guardian to assist them.

    **Closed toe shoes are required**



    • 08 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 9

    Learn how to make the ten minute table runner! A quick and easy gift for holiday parties, hostess gifts, or secret Santa. 

    This project is designed for the person who has never used a sewing machine before.  We also welcome experts who just want to have fun.  This is a great way to get an idea of how sewn objects are planned and executed. 

    Our super sewing elf (identifiable by his red nose and pointy shoes) will oversee all projects and help students familiarize themselves with the sewing machines. If you'd like to add more custom elements to your project be sure to check out our Intro to Embroidery course and learn to use the 6 needle computerized embroidery machine. 

    This class has an $11 material fee. 

    Materials are available if you want yours to look just like the sample above, or bring a half yard and a third of a yard of the fabric of your choice to create your own custom look! 

    This is a beginner course so there are no prerequisites. 

    **Closed toe shoes are required.**

    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Room
    • 5

    In this course our super sewing elf will teach students how to construct bi-fold wallets our of fabric. Not only do they make great gifts, you can use them to organize all your credit cards to streamline your holiday shopping! This class is a great way to learn about finishing techniques and learn about general fabric construction.  Beginners are welcome and our super sewing elf will be happy to assist you with any procedure that you may find intimidating. 

    There is an $11 material fee for this course. 

    There will be materials available but you are more than welcome to bring in fabrics of your choice (1/4 yard of 2 coordinating fabrics). Please be aware that this specific wallet works best with materials comparable to denim and lighter.  If you'd like to add more custom elements to your project be sure to check out our Intro to Embroidery course and learn to use the 6 needle computerized embroidery machine. 

    This is a beginner course so there are no prerequisites. 

    **Closed toe shoes are required.** 

    • 15 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Shop
    • 10
    Beginning sewing is a lot like advanced duct taping. If you can make it out of tape and paper you have what it takes to make it out of cloth and thread. Make tool bags, tactical clothing, trim for your woodwork, upholster your car, or go traditional and make a quilt. 
    This course outlines the basics of needle selection, thread types, proper fabric selection, winding a bobbin, and thread tension- all of which are important components that make up a successful project. Lean tricks that will make the machines work every time. This class is divided between lecture and lab- students will have the opportunity to sew a set of sample stitches with each machine to practice what they have learned. 
    Stop living in fear! The next time you have a project that involves fabric, charge forward and make it happen. Learning the basics of sewing opens a world of possibilities for future designs and projects. 
    A $6 material fee covers each student's thread and sample fabric. 
    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**
    • 16 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Shop
    • 6
    The Intro to Embroidery class will teach the basic use and operation of the 6 needle embroidery machine. Learn how to use the multi-needle embroidery to make patches, embroider hats, or a company logo on your shirts. Students will have the opportunity to embroider their own take home project.
    A $3 material fee covers each students thread, stabilizer, and fabric. 
    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**
    • 17 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • MakerPlace Craft Shop
    • 5
    Now that the hard part is done, let's learn how to quilt! This class is hands on. You will be guided through the quilting processes; securing edges, tensioning fabric, pulling up bobbin thread, locking stitches and tending batting. We will introduce stipple, meandering, pantographs, and teach the final steps of finishing and removing the quilt. With a focus on disaster prevention, you will learn exactly what is needed to quilt without a snag! We will wrap up by discussing all of the things we have learned and how they will affect the finished product. 


    **Closed-toe shoes are a requirement**

Past events

19 Nov 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
17 Nov 2014 Intro to Sewing
14 Oct 2014 Introduction to Wearables (incorporating lights/electronics into textiles)
23 Sep 2014 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
22 Sep 2014 Intro to Sewing
28 Aug 2014 Introduction to Wearables (incorporating lights/electronics into textiles)
13 Aug 2014 AOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 2
11 Aug 2014 Intro to Sewing
28 Jul 2014 Intro to Sewing
01 Jul 2014 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
30 Jun 2014 Intro to Sewing
16 Jun 2014 Intro to Sewing
04 Jun 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
03 Jun 2014 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
19 May 2014 Intro to Sewing
06 May 2014 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
21 Apr 2014 Intro to Sewing
13 Apr 2014 Sewing for Jr Makers: A Easter Day Apron Class (ages 8-15 ONLY)
09 Apr 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
08 Apr 2014 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
25 Mar 2014 BOS- Intro to Embroidery
19 Mar 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
03 Mar 2014 Intro to Sewing
12 Feb 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
10 Feb 2014 Intro to Sewing
08 Feb 2014 Sewing for Jr Makers: A Valentines Day Apron Class (ages 8-15 ONLY)
06 Feb 2014 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
28 Jan 2014 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
15 Jan 2014 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
14 Jan 2014 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
13 Jan 2014 Intro to Sewing
02 Dec 2013 Intro to Sewing
19 Nov 2013 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
05 Nov 2013 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
04 Nov 2013 Intro to Sewing
08 Oct 2013 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
25 Sep 2013 BOS- Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
24 Sep 2013 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
07 Aug 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
22 May 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
08 May 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
07 May 2013 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
11 Apr 2013 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
10 Apr 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
03 Apr 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 2
26 Mar 2013 Embroidery II: Embroidering on Hats
13 Mar 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
12 Mar 2013 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
03 Mar 2013 Color Theory
27 Feb 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
22 Jan 2013 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
16 Jan 2013 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
14 Nov 2012 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
06 Nov 2012 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
21 Oct 2012 Free Motion Machine Quilting Basics
03 Oct 2012 Long Arm Quilting Skills - Part 1
18 Aug 2012 BOS-Intro to Sewing (SW101)
28 Jun 2012 BOS-Intro to the Long Arm Quilter (LQ101)
23 Jun 2012 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
23 Jun 2012 BOS-Intro to Sewing (SW101)
02 Jun 2012 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
31 May 2012 BOS-Intro to the Long Arm Quilter (LQ101)
26 May 2012 BOS-Intro to Sewing (SW101)
17 May 2012 BOS-Intro to the Long Arm Quilter (LQ101)
12 May 2012 BOS-Intro to Embroidery
12 May 2012 BOS-Intro to Sewing (SW101)
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