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 a four-week beginners Sewing Fundamentals class (a $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 hemming exposed edges. Participants create three different projects: a pillow, a headband, and a zippered and lined pouch. View the FAQs here for more information.
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.