Monday Jul 6th, 9:30am - 4pm Eastern Time
The instructor, Lara Kazan, has a background in fashion design and does an amazing job of teaching the kids how to use an actual sewing machine (there is some hand sewing, but my daughter made 5 or so pieces in a week on the sewing machine) as well as how to make a variety of different things out of different materials. I love that a lot of upcycling and custom pattern making was taking place and each piece was unique and well-considered and not a cookie-cutter project. My daughter still uses a fanny pack she made here daily. At pick up time all of the kids seemed to be having too much fun to want to leave and I felt like I had stepped into a real fashion studio with people buzzing around, draping fabric on each other and working the machines. The kids really seemed to be into it! We look forward to spending more time here this summer.
This was such an amazing workshop. I couldn't believe the costumes my kids created. They were really unique and beautiful.
My daughter has some experience with sewing from various classes but the projects were always too simple or not practical. Lara's Make it class was the perfect balance between learning how to actually sew and making something that my daughter could actually wear and be proud of (jean purse...amazing). Lara's relaxed style, yet patient teaching directive, made the three hours fly by. She allows the kids to create and enjoy the process but is also realistic and knows they want to walk away with a finished product. Not only does my daughter wear the purse she made but has offered to sew torn pillow cases, and other things to keep up her sewing skills. It was a delight taking this class with Lara and I would highly recommend her!
I've had my girls attend two of Make It Studio's workshops and they had a blast! They made these adorable Sock bunnies during the Easter PEEP making workshop, and fantastic earrings out of pom poms, sequins, and beads at the last one we went to. It was great to see them being creative and making substantial things. Lara, the owner/instructor is so great with the kids and her background as a designer in the fashion industry definitely shows through.
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