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The Make Den

163 Sterling Road, Toronto

4-Week Sewing or Leather Fundamentals at The Make Den (Up to 50% Off)

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Highlights

Learn sewing basics while sewing a zippered pouch, or learn to work with leather tools and create a belt, iPad case, and passport holder

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Faye
1 ratings1 reviews
February 11, 2020
This place is great! I signed up for a level 2 class after completing level 1.
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Brandon
1 ratings1 reviews
February 10, 2020
Fun environment. Learned lots.
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Jenna
5 ratings2 reviews1 photos
January 21, 2020
I re-learned some basic skills. Everyone there is charming, helpful and attentive. Had a great experience! Would definitely recommend and back for some more classes..
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FunmilayoTOP REVIEWER
5 ratings5 reviews
July 28, 2020
My mom and I have talked about it for years that we would love to learn to sew as we have a lot of beautiful material we've gathered over the years. The Make Den was a great opportunity to do so as the instructors are fun and provide detailed instructions in order to get the best results but make the experience enjoyable that you're eager to learn more. They have two sites to which you can take the 4 week beginner class which can occur on various days and times throughout the week as well as variety of advanced courses that an individual can take following the beginner 4 week course to continue to enhance your learning, so I'd highly recommend taking the class if you have that 'Project Runway' thirst to get your inner designer out, lol!
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MyrtleHELPFUL REVIEWER
2 ratings2 reviews
December 26, 2019
I attended the Fundamentals sewing class at the Dundas Street East location and it was great. Nice space to work in. There were 4 of us in the class and each we were each given our own machine to use. I did not need to purchase fabric at the location as I had some already, but the other students did. I think we were all happy with all that we made in the class. Had a wonderful instructor (Kirk I think), really good instruction, friendly and knows his stuff I really like the Dundas St E location, having since been to the Sterling Road location in the West, Dundas is still more convenient for me and the lighting was much better. Unfortunately the East location is closing end of 2019. In the class we made, a headband, a drawstring bag and a pouch that was lined so it looked very professional. Learned to use an invisible zipper which I really wanted to know. Overall I love that these classes are available and like with the Den is doing.
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JuliaTOP REVIEWER
12 ratings8 reviews
November 6, 2019
The teachers are skillful and patient. The projects are great.
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chellHELPFUL REVIEWER
4 ratings3 reviews
November 3, 2019
This was an amazing class for first time sewing students. The class was small and I was able to ask questions and get one-to-one help as needed. I loved the products we made. I will be taking another course here. Thank you!
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JuliaTOP REVIEWER
12 ratings8 reviews
November 3, 2019
You walk out of the classes with nice looking and useful projects. The teachers are kind and skillful.
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About This Deal

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  • During the four-part beginners Sewing Fundamentals class, instructors impart tips and techniques on sewing straight seams, inserting an invisible zipper, and following patterns.
  • Participants create three different projects: a pillowcase, a drawstring bag, and a zippered pouch.
  • No sewing experience is required to take either class.
  • Students in the Leather Fundamentals class must have either taken Sewing Fundamentals or have equivalent experience independently.
  • View the FAQs here for more information.
  • The Leather Fundamentals class is available only at the Bloor Street location.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. HST is not included, payable upon redemption. Classes must be taken in consecutive weeks, or a $35 rescheduling fee. Missed classes can be made up for $20. No experience necessary. Supplies can be purchased on location or provided by the customer. Personal classes with no more than 6 students. $65 materials required fee for the leather fundamentals class. Online reservation required. Subject to availability. Limit 2 per person, may buy 3 additional as gift(s). Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.