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 TEXTILES (TXL)
 
   
TXL1221: Textile Technology- Industrial Textiles

Expand your knowledge of the industrial technology world!

In Part 2 of the "Textile Technology" lecture series, students will have the opportunity to explore the industrial textile industry. This workshop is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of textiles as they relate to the design and development of the industrial sewn product. Terminology, organization, and structure of this industry will be highlighted. We will also cover the textile industry and the major developments in this century.

Each student will walk away with a booklet of fabric swatches.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Textile Technology- Industrial Textiles Sunday, 8/9/15 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours 10 SEATS TOTAL
10 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL1246: Advanced Sewing: Fixing Your Jeans

Did you rip your favorite pair of jeans? Are you tired of spending tons of money on denim, only to have your jeans wear and tear in the same places over and over again?

In this Advanced Sewing workshop, we will explore how to make repairs to your ripped jeans and other clothing items.

As this is a custom item, each student will want to bring the following: 1-2 ripped clothing items, 1 spool of 100% polyester all-purpose thread in a matching color (to clothing item), ΒΌ yard or small piece of fabric with a similar feel and thickness of the ripped item.

Feel free to bring your own sewing kit (scissors, seam ripper, pins) but TechShop will otherwise supply these materials.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of TechShop Basic Sewing Machine SBU prior to taking this workshop. If you haven't taken this class yet, sign up for the next available session here.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing: Fixing Your Jeans Wednesday, 8/19/15 3:30 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $85.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL1248: Advanced Sewing- Replicating Clothing Part 1: Making the Pattern

Do you have an item of clothing that you just can't get enough of? We all have that favorite shirt or pant that feels like it was made just for us! In this class you will learn how to make a perfect duplication of your favorite clothing item. Emphasis will be placed on pattern making and creation in this 3-hour workshop. At the end of class tips and tricks will be shared for continuing your project. This class will begin to explore fabric cutting and sewing duplicates.

As this is a custom item, each student will want to bring the following: 1-2 items they would like to duplicate. The items need to be ironed without wrinkles, washed, and pressed.

Prerequisite: TechShop Basic Sewing Machine SBU. If you haven't taken this class yet, sign up for the next available session here.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing- Replicating Clothing Part 1: Making the Pattern Tuesday, 8/18/15 1:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $85.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $95.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL1258: Advanced Sewing- Replicating Clothing Part 2: Assembling the Garment

Welcome to part two of replicating "Replicating Clothing"! You've completed your patterns, and now it's time to sew everything together. In this class students will receive step-by-step advice on how to cut out their pattern and assemble their garments. Both both stitching and finishing techniques will be covered in this advanced sewing course. Depending on the complexity of the garment students may need more individual time to complete all final details, however all will leave class with the knowledge to see their project through to completion.

As this is a custom item, each student will want to bring the following: All Fabrics and trim needed for constructing the duplicate garment. This list is covered in part 1 of the workshop. If you are unsure of what you need, please email the front desk to contact your instructor.

Prerequisite: TechShop Basic Sewing Machine SBU as well as Advanced Sewing- Replicating Clothing Part 1: Making the Pattern. If you haven't taken this class yet, sign up for the next available session here.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing- Replicating Clothing Part 2: Assembling the Garment Tuesday, 8/18/15 4:30 PM 3.0 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $125.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $135.00, No Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
TXL1263: Advanced Sewing Workshop- Deciphering Paper Patterns

Join TechShop DCA for a workshop in paper pattern making for garments! Students will learn the difference between three types of paper pre-sized patterns, understand markings, instructions, sewing legends and packaging. Students will also learn the correct way to cut, transfer, and piece paper patterns. Students will leave class with a breadth of knowledge on paper patterns and will be equipped to begin their own projects.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing Workshop- Deciphering Paper Patterns Sunday, 8/23/15 5:00 PM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, 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.
   
TXL1264: Advanced Sewing Workshop: Body Measurements and Tissue Fitting

Come learn the art of fitting! Students will learn to correctly take body measures to transfer into patterns. Students will also learn to tissue fit a paper pattern from their measurements and what to look for in terms of alterations needed in the pattern.

Students are encouraged to wear close fitting clothes to allow for accurate measurements.

Prerequisite:Advanced Sewing Workshop: Deciphering Patterns



1 session currently scheduled:
    Advanced Sewing Workshop: Body Measurements and Tissue Fitting Sunday, 8/30/15 11:00 AM 2.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $65.00, 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.
   
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 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using the sewing 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:
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Friday, 8/21/15 2:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 8/22/15 10:30 AM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 8/22/15 2:30 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Basic Sewing Machine SBU Saturday, 8/22/15 4:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 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.
   
TXL103: CNC Embroiderer SBU

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to create custom embroidery designs with the intuitive and easy-to-use Janome 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

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 embroidery 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:
    CNC Embroiderer SBU Saturday, 8/1/15 10:30 AM 2.0 Hours 6 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 Saturday, 8/8/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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 Wednesday, 8/19/15 6:30 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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, 8/20/15 3:00 PM 2.0 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 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.
   
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!

3 sessions currently scheduled:
    Industrial Sewing Machines - SBU Tuesday, 8/4/15 7:00 PM 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 Saturday, 8/8/15 4:00 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 Friday, 8/21/15 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
    * 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 Friday, 8/7/15 7:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Friday, 8/21/15 5:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Sunday, 8/23/15 4:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Industrial Serger Sewing Machine SBU Thursday, 8/27/15 7:00 PM 1.5 Hours 4 SEATS TOTAL
4 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 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. TXL103 CNC Embroidery Machine is recommended

Equipment access: Digitizer embroidery software

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are required.

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Tuesday, 8/18/15 7:30 PM 2.5 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00, No Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00, No Materials Fee
    Digitizer Pro Embroiderer Software Saturday, 8/22/15 10:30 AM 2.5 Hours 9 SEATS TOTAL
9 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.