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When WORKROOM SOCIAL founder Jennifer Wiese looks at a piece of fabric, she sees potential. She might easily transform a yard of cotton into a summer dress, or a measure of wool into a pair of custom-fitted slacks. At her well-equipped Brooklyn sewing studio, Wiese, pictured here working her magic on a SINGER Quantum Stylist Touch 9985 sewing machine, and her team of friendly instructors help students take the creation process into their own hands.
The studio hosts workshops for students of every experience level, from first-time sewers to experienced seamstresses who can thread their needles through telekinesis. Instructors teach sewing basics as well as specific skills such as installing zippers or creating custom pockets. While honing these skills, students can enjoy perks such as snacks from Brooklyn-based merchants. Day-long workshops even include a locally catered lunch and a cocktail hour.