Have a sewing machine that needs dusting? Here is your opportunity to get acquainted or re-acquainted with your personal sewing machine.
We will go over sewing machine basics, stitch functions, button holes and buttons as well as installing a zipper. Everyone will create a reversible tote as well as some other simple projects as we go over techniques.
Who is this class for?
Beginners from all backgrounds. Ages 9 and up. Possible opportunities for families to take the class!
What skills will be taught?
- We will create some small patchwork projects.
- Learn the basic skills of the sewing machine.
- Straight stitch, zig-zag, threading, basic maintenance.
- Winding a bobbin.
- Button holes and buttons as well as zipper installation.
What materials should I bring?
These projects will be made using up-cycled materials so students should bring with them any scrap fabric that they may have or old work shirts or jeans would work well for these projects. Old table linens are great for tote bags.
Hi everyone, I'm Jennie Fox.I am a mom, artist & educator. For the last ten years I have been working as a preschool teacher while operating my own business Turtlefly where I created one of a kind hand crafted items for people and places.
My mission in life is to create purposeful art that inspires and to share with others the happiness in discovering their own creative spark. I have an AAS in Textiles and Weaving from R.I.T and a BS in Studio Art from Nazareth. My grandmother shared a very special gift with me when I began sewing at age 4.
When & Where
The Rochester Makerspace is a nonprofit community workshop and art studio located near downtown at 850 St. Paul Street. We're here to encourage learning, creativity and collaboration by providing low-cost and free access to sophisticated tools, offering a wide variety of classes, and by providing opportunities for “makers,” artists and craftspersons of all kinds to meet and interact with each other.
In addition to the classes and events listed on this page we also invite to attend the following activities, which do not require registration or a ticket:
Every Thursday Night from 6 to 9:30 PM - Weekly Community Night & Open House.
You are invited to come and use the Rochester Makerspace for free. Bring something to make or work on, help with a group project, or just come to meet other "makers" and see what we have to offer. (Sorry, but nonmembers can not use our wood or machine shops because of insurance issues.)
Every Thursday Night from 6:30 until 9:00 PM - Rochester Stained Glass Meetup
Learn how to work with stained glass or bring a project to work on if you already know how. We have lots of tools and grinders and enough supplies to teach you the basics. We also usually have an instructor. Free.
Every Thursday Night from 7 until 9:30 PM - Microcontrollers & Robotics Meetup
Work on your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone projects with other users of these small inexpensive computers. All skills level are welcome and you don't need to be a member. We'll help you by sharing our knowledge and experience.
A family membership currently costs $40 per month and it gives you access to these tools and other tools every day from 8 AM to 10 PM.
A woodworking shop with a new SawStop professional cabinet table saw, a new Rikon Deluxe 14-inch bandsaw, a Jet 6-inch planer, a Grizzly 15-inch thickness planer, a chop saw, a drill press, two scroll saws, a central dust collection system, and an air filtration unit.
Two Solidoodle 3D printers.
An electronics bench with oscilloscopes, power supplies, soldering irons, and more.
A Computer Lab
Stained glass grinders and tools
Bike Repair Station
Workspace and work tables