Choose from Two Options
- C$79 for a 4-week beginner’s Sewing Fundamentals (C$160 value)
- C$79 for a 4-week beginner’s Leather Fundamentals at the Bloor Street location (C$160 value)
During the four-part beginners Sewing Fundamentals class, instructors impart tips and techniques on sewing a French seam, inserting an invisible zipper, and following patterns. Participants create three different projects: a pillowcase, a headband, and a make-up pouch. No sewing experience is required to take either class. View the FAQs here for more information.
The Leather Fundamentals class is available only at the Bloor Street location.
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.