The Make Den


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Two-hour classes illuminate sewing fundamentals & result in take-home pillowcases, headbands & sprightly makeup pouches

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Promotional value expires Dec 26, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate by 12/26/12, classes expire 4 weeks from activation date. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Classes are non-transferable. Online registration required. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Knowing how to sew can come in handy in numerous scenarios, such as patching up a favourite pair of jeans or concealing a flask inside a teddy bear. Nurture your sutures with this Groupon.

$79 for Four-Week Sewing Fundamentals Class ($160 Value)

For four consecutive weeks, two-hour classes acquaint up to six students with Janome 625E sewing machines and basic techniques, which they'll use to craft three projects: pillowcases, headbands, and petite, zippered sugar-loaf makeup pouches. Outside of class, students can also drop in to open-studio evenings each Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. so that their assigned machine doesn't imprint on someone else, and consult an included Sewing Handbook PDF for further tips. Make-up sessions are held Tuesdays at 7 p.m. for those who must miss a regularly scheduled session.

The Make Den

Alison Broverman of the National Post reported that "sewing machine phobia melts away" in The Make Den's studio. There, in a space resembling a 1950s kitchen, founder and Ryerson University grad Irene Stickney interweaves sound sewing principles and time-saving tricks into her workshops. Subjects range from an initial, embroidered letter of introduction to sewing techniques and the otherworldly style of Lady Gaga. Several of the Den's instructors can also be seen gliding through the streets of the city in their own outrageous, hand-sewn matching creations as members of the Deadly Nightshades fashion-and-cycling posse.

Customer Reviews

213 Ratings

The instructors know their stuff. Very helpful and patient. I learned a lot.
Natasha Q. · September 13, 2016
I have completed 3 out of 4 classes in Sewing FUNdamentals 1. I've never known how to use a sewing machine, since taking this class series I've learned a lot. Bonus: the instructor is very nice !
Alexandria W. · September 12, 2016
Knowledgeable instructors, and the shop provides you with everything you need. I have since enrolled in a second course.
Diahann C. · September 9, 2016
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