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    Make Your Own Leather Tote Bag

    "Hey -- stop staring at my tote!" How many times have you heard that? Well if you like totes so much, why don't you make your own? Brooklyn Shoe Space will teach you to make your very own tote bag while also introducing you to all sorts of sewing techniques. In this introductory class, you'll be supplied with everything you need to make your very own reversible tote bag. Learn a skill that you can take with you everywhere you go. With your newfound sewing expertise, you can make all sorts of clothes to give as gifts or keep for yourself. It's going to be tempting to NOT keep all the totes for yourself...
    Make Your Own Leather Tote Bag

    224 Roebling St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the basics of sewing and make your own awesome leather tote bag
    • Walk out of class with a stylish and practical piece of your very own
    • Work alongside like-minded students with leather on their minds
    • Be the envy of all your friends with your handsome new tote
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    Perfect Size Crossbody Bag Making

    "Get him a body bag, YEEEEAAAAHHHH!" Excuse me, make that a crossbody bag. And of the perfect size, no less. In this one day course, you'll learn how to create an elegant and stylish crossbody handbag. It could be a perfect gift for a friend or loved one, or ! Brooklyn Shoe Space's expert instructors, who happen to be artisan's themselves, will teach you how to make the pattern, cut the leather, and prepare the stitches! You'll also insert closures and other hardware before using an industrial machine to sew that baby up. Bring your family or friends along -- This is a great way to spend quality time with your fellow fashion enthusiasts, and you'll walk out with a great gift! P.S. That was a Tommy quote above, in case you didn't get the reference. : |
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    Perfect Size Crossbody Bag Making

    224 Roebling St, Brooklyn

    • Construct a crossbody handbag with the help of an expert artisan
    • Learn how to make a pattern for your bag and cut the leather
    • Practice preparing stitches and then using an industrial sewing machine to put your bag together
    • Spend quality time with friends, family, and fellow fashion enthusiasts
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    Create A Leather Wallet

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    Looking for creative new ways to "hide" your money? Clad it in leather with the help of this 3-hour workshop! You'll learn to cut, hole punch, hand stitch, and lace leather over the course of three hours of creative instruction. Make a classy wallet using premium leather, or go for a keyring, pouch, or card case. No matter your selection, you'll be learning artisan techniques that you can take home with you, revolutionizing your crafting options in the process. Talk about getting your money's worth.
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    Create A Leather Wallet

    117B 11th St, Brooklyn

    • Learn to produce a leather accessory in this hands-on leatherworking class
    • Master artisan skills such as cutting, hole punching, and hand stitching
    • Create a wallet, pouch, card holder, or keyring
    • Indulge your creative spirit by learning an innovative new hobby
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    Introduction to Sewing

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    Sew much fabric. Sew little time. You've got a million and one ideas for designer looks, but your sewing machine has other plans. Mainly, haphazard zig-zags and thoughtlessly chewing up your pricey textiles. Turn the tables with this 3-hour sewing basics class designed for novices, and it won't be long before you're hosting fashion shows that won't leave the audience in stitches. Get hands-on experience under the guidance of a sewing pro. Demystify the sewing machine as your work a project from start to finish. Learn to use patterns, select fabric, cut, assemble, and sew. In the process, you'll produce a color-blocked canvas backpack that's yours to keep! Next step: silk onesie.
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    Introduction to Sewing

    117B 11th St, Brooklyn

    • Develop your sewing skills with a class for beginners
    • Learn the basics of using a sewing machine
    • Master the art of using patterns to construct projects
    • Finish class with a colorful canvas backpack
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    Simple Clothes Alterations

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    Everyone's needed a clothing alteration - ripped pants, hole in shirt, and the dreaded missing button on those button-fly jeans. Rather than paying a tailor $20-$150, learn how to make your own alterations. This class, by Make, promises to teach you tailoring basics such as hemming (by hand and machine) and simple handsewn replacements, including button replacement and fixing seams. Be sure to bring your own damaged garments because, in this class, your clothes will act as your hands-on demonstration. Now, doesn't this class seem like a good idea?
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    Simple Clothes Alterations

    256 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn tailoring basics such as hemming and sewing (by hand and machine)
    • Practice what you're taught on your own garments
    • No sewing experience necessary
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    16 positive reviews
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    Basic Sewing Machine Operation

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    A sewing machine can be one of the most intimidating tools for new and experienced sewists. Threading the bobbin?! But it doesn't have to be. In this workshop, learn the basic components of a sewing machine such as the almighty foot pedal, bobbin, and spool pin. Learn on one of Esaie's sewing machines or bring your own (modern or vintage, new or used). Get to know the ins and outs of one of the most useful and economical household items. Learn to thread the sewing machine, stitch properly, troubleshoot, and much more! Start sewing in no time.
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    Basic Sewing Machine Operation

    38 West 32nd St, New York

    • Learn the components of a sewing machine, including the foot pedal, bobbin, and spool pin
    • Gain confidence in using a machine and sewing your own materials
    • Practice threading the machine, stitching properly, and troubleshooting your own machine
    • No experience necessary
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    6 positive reviews
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    Intro to Needlepoint

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    Want to discover something new to do in your spare time? Want to create something truly unique? What better way than to make a family heirloom by learning how to needlepoint! During this introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of needlepoint, a decorative needlework stitched on open mesh canvas. You'll cover the basic stitches, the best tools and supplies, and some Make secrets for transferring your original designs onto the canvas. Sit-back, test your patience and showcase some creativity in what may become a new favorite activity.
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    Intro to Needlepoint

    256 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn the basic stitches and techniques of needlepoint
    • Complete a prepackaged kit as you practice the tips and secrets for getting original designs onto the canvas
    • Discover the best tools and supplies
    • No experience necessary
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    16 positive reviews
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    Beginner Sewing Workshop

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    Women, men, teens... learn to sew! In this project-based, two hour beginner sewing class, you'll learn the sewing basics, such as threading a machine, loading a bobbin, and various machine stitches, while making the trendiest item out there! iPad case anyone? You will make a zippered pouch which can be used as a Fold-Over Clutch, a Kindle/iPad/Tablet Cover or a stand alone Cosmetic Case. You'll be proud to carry (and show-off) your custom pouch. You will also receive tips and step-by-step instructions to assemble your project -- all in just two hours!
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    Beginner Sewing Workshop

    38 West 32nd St, New York

    • Learn sewing basics such as threading a machine, loading a bobbin, machine control, and machine stitches
    • Create a zippered pouch for a fold-over clutch, Kindle/iPad/Tablet cover or a cosmetic case
    • Receive step-by-step instruction to assemble your project in this hands-on workshop
    • No experience necessary
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    6 positive reviews
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    Beginner Sewing: Bag

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    By popular demand, this beginner sewing machine is back! This is the perfect workshop for all you super busy people who've always wanted to learn to sew, but just can't find the time for a long class. Or, for those who are brand new to sewing on a machine. Or, for those who just need a confidence-building, hand-holding refresher. It's also a great stepping-stone for any other sewing class. This project-based, one-time four-hour beginner sewing class teaches you sewing basics and will have you threading a machine, loading a bobbin and sewing straight or curved seams, in no time. You'll receive careful explanations and step-by-step instructions to assemble your project. And in four short hours later... you'll walk out the door with a bag made by you, in a day (1/2 a day, really!) Skills and techniques covered during this class include:
    • Sewing-machine basics
    • Tools and terminology
    • Stitches: Regular stitch, zigzag stitch, back stitch, topstitch
    • Creating a tunnel
    • Inserting an elastic or drawstring
    • Hand and machine hemming techniques
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    Beginner Sewing: Bag

    38 West 32nd St, New York

    • Practice the sewing basics, threading a machine, loading a bobbin, and sewing straight or curved seams
    • Receive careful instructions to assemble your own tote bag
    • Learn sewing tools and terminology, creating a tunnel, inserting an elastic or drawstring, and hand machine/hemming techniques
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    6 positive reviews
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    Beginner Sewing: Skirt

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    By popular demand, this beginner sewing machine is back! This is the perfect workshop for all you super busy people who've always wanted to learn to sew, but just can't find the time for a long class. Or, for those who are brand new to sewing on a machine. Or, for those who just need a confidence-building, hand-holding refresher. It's also a great stepping-stone for any other sewing class. This project-based, one-time four-hour beginner sewing class teaches you sewing basics and will have you threading a machine, loading a bobbin and sewing straight or curved seams, in no time. You'll receive careful explanations and step-by-step instructions to assemble your project. And in four short hours later... you'll walk out the door with a skirt made by you, in a day (1/2 a day, really!) Skills and techniques covered during this class include:
    • Sewing-machine basics
    • Tools and terminology
    • Stitches: Regular stitch, zigzag stitch, back stitch, topstitch
    • Creating a tunnel
    • Inserting an elastic or drawstring
    • Hand and machine hemming techniques
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    Beginner Sewing: Skirt

    38 West 32nd St, New York

    • Practice the sewing basics, threading a machine, loading a bobbin, and sewing straight or curved seams
    • Receive careful instructions to assemble your skirt
    • Learn sewing tools and terminology, creating a tunnel, inserting an elastic or drawstring, and hand machine/hemming techniquesLearn sewing tools and terminology, creating a tunnel, inserting an elastic or drawstring, and hand machine/hemming techniques
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    6 positive reviews

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