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TXLCH001: Skill Builder: Lined Drawstring Bag

This class is the first in a series of pouch based sewing workshops. In this project based class, you will learn to sew a bag with a finished lining and drawstring. By the end of the class you'll have learned skills including how to:

Choose Needle and Thread for Fabric, Create a Lining, Sew Long Even Lines, Press Seams, Make a Drawstring Strap, Finish Ends of Strap, Piece Together Different Fabrics, Create a Boxed Bottom on a Bag.

Prerequisites:
  • Required: This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

  • Recommended: TechShop Basic Sewing Machines SBU

Equipment access:

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
    Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
 
   
TXLCH002: Skill Builder: Heavy Duty Tool Roll

This class is the second in a series of pouch based sewing workshops. In this class, you will learn how to sew a heavy weight, durable tool roll with pockets for hand tools, paintbrushes, or knitting needles, and straps to tie it closed. At the end of class, you’ll be able to:

• choose needle and thread for fabric

• sew heavy fabric like canvas and denim

• finish seam allowances to prevent fraying

• press seams

• mark stitching lines on fabric

• sew straps

• sew long, straight seams

• topstitch

• make an sturdy “x box” stitch

This is not an SBU and will not count towards machine access.

  • Recommended: TechShop Basic Sewing Machines SBU

    Equipment access: None

    Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

  • There are currently no sessions of this class scheduled.
        Please Email Us to request more sessions of this class to be added to our schedule.
     
       
    TXL101: Basic Sewing Machine SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a sewing machine. Acquire skills to correctly thread machine, fill and place the bobbin, and change the foot. Also learn to sew straight, zig-zag, basting, and other specialty stitches.

    This machine sews through regular weight fabric but not heavy duty materials like leather or thick canvas. Go on to create messenger bags, rocket parachutes, clothing, plushies, sails, costumes, and more!

    Project: Pocket bag

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Sewing machine

    Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Friday, 7/1/16 11:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 7/21/16 11:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/24/16 5:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Basic Sewing Machine SBU Tuesday, 7/26/16 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL204: Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software

    In this lecture-based class, learn the many aspects of this feature-rich, digitizing (creating machine embroidery stitches from 2D artwork) software package by Janome. (The software also supports Brother.) See how embroidery designs are created from existing artwork, objects (e.g., shapes, text, and clipart), and original artwork. This software-focused class does not include time on the CNC embroidery machine. Prepare to start having fun printing art in thread!

    Project: None

    Prerequisites: None. However, successful completion of TXL103 CNC Embroidery Machine prior to taking this class is recommended.

    Equipment access: Digitizer embroidery software

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    7 sessions currently scheduled:
        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Friday, 7/1/16 3:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Saturday, 7/9/16 6:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Friday, 7/15/16 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Sunday, 7/17/16 10:00 AM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Friday, 7/22/16 5:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Sunday, 7/24/16 1:30 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Sunday, 7/31/16 12:00 PM 2.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL110: Industrial Sewing Machines SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki straight (or single) stitch industrial sewing machine and the Juki industrial walking foot sewing machine. Practice methods of speed control and accuracy. Operate the presser foot with a knee lever and enjoy continuous bobbin winding. Then get to know the walking foot industrial sewing machine.

    This powerful machine is perfect for working with heavyweight materials such as leather, canvas, or multiple layers of fabric. Experience the walking foot advantage as it moves both the top and bottom of the fabric to keep the fabric from shifting. Start sewing like a pro!

    Project: Scissor pouch

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Industrial single stitch sewing machine and industrial walking foot sewing machine

    Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using the industrial sewing machines outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    6 sessions currently scheduled:
        Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Wednesday, 7/6/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Sunday, 7/10/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Saturday, 7/16/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Sunday, 7/24/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Wednesday, 7/27/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Sewing Machines SBU Saturday, 7/30/16 10:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
    5 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL105: Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the Juki four-thread industrial serger sewing machine. Get hands-on serger experience using overlock stitching to create high quality, soft-feeling seams and fine rolled hems. Take advantage of this powerful machine to sew and hem heavy, layered materials like canvas and leather. Expect to increase productivity after learning this efficient machine.

    Project: Small pocket bag

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Industrial serger sewing machine

    Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using the serger machine outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    4 sessions currently scheduled:
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    2 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 7/23/16 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 7/31/16 10:00 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $50.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL103SF: CNC Embroiderer SBU

    In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to create custom embroidery designs with the intuitive and easy-to-use Brother embroidery machine. Take part in several demos and become familiar with hooping methods, needles, threading, several types of stabilizers, and more. See how to create digitized stitches based on monogramming and logo art as well as clipart-style designs. New to digitizing? Take TXL204: Digitizer CNC Embroiderer Software next!

    Project: Embroidered patch

    Prerequisites: None

    Equipment access: Embroidery machine

    Minimum age: 12

    Supervision requirements: During class, all students 8–12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

    When using the laser cutter outside of class time, members 8–12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.

    Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

    Once you take and successfully pass this class, you can use this equipment for your projects whenever you work at TechShop as a member!

    7 sessions currently scheduled:
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Friday, 7/1/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    CLASS FULL
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 7/9/16 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Thursday, 7/14/16 6:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    3 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Sunday, 7/17/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Friday, 7/22/16 8:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Tuesday, 7/26/16 12:30 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        CNC Embroiderer SBU Sunday, 7/31/16 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
       
    TXL1218: Advanced Sewing - Circle Skirt

    Tired of your current wardrobe? Come in and make your own custom circle skirt!

    In this workshop, you will learn how to sew a custom fit (not to mention, adorable) circle skirt. This is the perfect time to try out your sewing skills on something fun, functional and fashionable!

    As this is a custom garment, each student will want to bring the following:
    • 2 yards fabric (Once you register for the workshop, we'll email you a handy "How to pick the right kind of fabric" handout)

    • Basic thread in a preferred color

    • 1”-wide non-roll elastic. Measure around your waist and add 4” (Get 1-1/4” wide if you are a size 22+ or if sweater material is super heavy)

    • Leggings are recommended so that you don't have to hit the TechShop restroom every time you need to try the garment on for fit and proper sizing while you're pinning
    Feel free to bring your own sewing kit if you like (scissors, seam ripper, pins) but TechShop will otherwise supply these materials.

    Prerequisite: TechShop Basic Sewing Machine SBU.

    3 sessions currently scheduled:
        Advanced Sewing - Circle Skirt Friday, 7/1/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    1 SEAT LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Advanced Sewing - Circle Skirt Thursday, 7/21/16 1:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Advanced Sewing - Circle Skirt Sunday, 7/24/16 7:00 PM 2.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
    4 SEATS LEFT
        * Member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        Non-member Sign Up $85.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
        * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.