The Makehouse will be open for drop in stitching and crafting on Tuesday evenings beginning in May!
***** Please note that if nobody is here by 7pm, we will close the studio unless you have pre-booked! *****
You can use our sewing machines, serger, cutting tables, tools, cottons, trimmings, patterns, books, irons & ironing boards along with our skills & brains during your visits. You might also enjoy socializing with other sewing, textile & fashion enthusiasts. You are also welcome to bring up your own machine if you aren’t sure how to use it and we can walk you through and help you get you going.
We recently purchased 5 of the 3120QCD machines which feature 60 stitches including 6 one-step buttonholes. Janome’s Exclusive Superior Plus Feed System ensures even, stable feeding with any fabric. And the time saving features including memorized needle up/down, one hand needle threader, and lock stitch button make sewing easy. One of the most amazing features of this sewing machine is the pedal free sewing option. This machine has a start/stop button, which will make sewing much easier for both children and people with disabilities. We can’t wait for you to try these machines. So far the feedback from both kids and adults has been very positive! We want to make sewing easy and accessible for more people, we feel that embracing both old and new worlds is the way forward. We hope you agree. Remember you can still bring your own machine to use in our workshop and to drop-in. We will still have a couple non-digital machines that will be available for you to use.
We have also invested in an industrial Singer sewing machine, which will be available to use during drop-in hours. If you are interested in using the industrial machine you must pre-book time as we only have one!
We have a collection of dressmaking & separates patterns as well as lingerie, childrenswear and loads of accessories projects which you can use during your time at The Makehouse. Come and get help finishing those unfinished projects that you might be stuck on or simply come work away from your home environment where you can concentrate without distractions! Please note that one to one help time will vary depending on how many people are present at any given time. We will do our best to assist everyone as best as we can.
As always we love to hear your feedback and suggestions by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 778.432.2294.
The cost for dropping is $10 per hour [cash, cheque or credit card] or you can buy a punchcard of 10 hours for $80. Fees include a lovely cup of tea or coffee! (We operate on a sign in/out sheet so you can arrive and leave anytime!)
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