Diana Rupp, founder of Make Workshop, located on the lower east side, has a new book coming out this september! the book, titled “S.E.W: sew everything workshop”, is the ultimate beginning sewing guide complete with 25 amazing projects, 8 with patterns included, all handled with clear, step-by-step instructions. (make a gingham wrap skirt, gauchos, drawstring pants, silky top, downtown hobo/laptop bag, patchwork throw, dog sweater, boxers, vintage apron, & more.) Pre-Order the book for $12.71 @ amazon (the book will ship out September 17, 2007)

in the meantime check out some of the amazing new classes scheduled @ the make workshop this spring including a letterpress class with the talented folks from sesame letterpress!

sewing I: make a skirt (tue 3/06, mon 4/16)

patternmaking 101 (wed 3/07)

intro to spinning: drop spindle (thu 3/15)

wallpaper-making workshop with superdeluxe (thu 3/15)

zippered pillows (wed 3/21)

altered states: how to revamp your wardrobe (thu 3/22)

earrings workshop (thu 3/22, thu 4/05)

intro to handbags with nikki smith, sewing editor
of cutting edge magazine (3/26)

intro to sewing machine (tue 3/27, thu 4/05, sat 4/28)

ring-making workshop (soft wax) (3/28)

knitting II: baby sweater (mon 4/02)

new project ! sewing II: make a dress (tue 4/03)

embroidery workshop (wed 4/04)

soapmaking (sat 4/07)

letterpress printing: monogrammed notecards (4/09)

sewing with stretch knits: hoodie workshop (4/11)

intro to jewelry making (thu 4/12)

field trip! quilting w/ denyse schmidt in ct (sat, 4/14)

blockprinting (wed 4/25)

for more details on the classes offered at make workshop & the costs for each please visit the make workshop’s website!

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