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Topic: [April Fool's Day] CRAFTSTERLAND CLASS: Make Your Own Sewing Machine!  (Read 4674 times)
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« on: April 01, 2011 10:50:08 AM »

Class: Make Your Own Sewing Machine!
(for more info on Craftsterland in Craft Nebraska, check this out:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377142.0

Teacher: Aislynn

Location: Craftster Compound, Metal Shop and Computer Lab

Class Size: 42 students

Class Description:  Have you spent hours searching for that perfect sewing machine?  The one that does it all, comes with everything, and doesnt cost a fortune?  Well this class will teach you how to build your own!  Well be making a fully functioning electric machine with up to 120 built-in stitches that youll program yourself.  The class will take up to 12 hours, with two breaks for meals, to be provided by the Craftster Compounds cooking classes.  

Please be prepared to use light welding equipment.


Cost: $95 per person for the class cost plus $120 per person for materials. At the end of class, you may purchase the machine youve worked on for only $75!  Any machines not purchased then will be sold on Etsy and the profit will go to support Craftster.

What to Bring:
 A minimum of one gallon of coffee, prepared and sweetened to your personal taste.  We dont want anyone getting sleepy around the torches!
 A pack of universal needles.
 Scrap metal
 Duct tape
 Paper clips
 A motherboard, compatible with PC programming.
 A kitchen stand mixer, gently used is fine.  
 Protective Eye Gear (rhinestones encouraged!)
 Heavy Work Gloves elbow length

**Stay and for an extra $100 and six hours, equip your machine for machine embroidery!  You can use it in our Embroidery Class!

**Take your protective gear and any dinner scraps over to PixieVals Trash to Treasure class!

Picture courtesy of Sarah at The Delicious Life!  She'll be helping us out by lending us her spare torches.  Thanks bunches!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011 10:51:28 AM »

This looks like so much fun! I always wanted to use a torch!
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011 10:55:32 AM »

So excited for this! And I already know how to weld, so hopefully I'll be ahead of the game.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011 10:58:46 AM »

This is great- finally a machine I can program to stop beeping and telling me what's wrong!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011 10:59:04 AM »

Wow, jungrrl, that's awesome!  I may enlist you to help out some of our less coordinated Craftsters!  We don't want any burned fingers or toes in this class.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011 11:02:54 AM »

<------ one of our less coordinated craftsters!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011 11:24:14 AM »

Awesome! I could totally use another machine!
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011 11:26:53 AM »

Do we have to wear full make-up to this class?  It won't hurt my newly done acrylic nails, will it?
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011 11:32:06 AM »

oh no! we have to wear makeup? I don't know how!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011 11:33:04 AM »

We have a tutorial for that...do a search before asking questions...
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011 11:35:16 AM »

Makeup is completely optional, PixieVal, but everyone should remember to get a complete manicure prior to coming to class.  Your nails should be a minimum of 1/2" past the tip of your finger, and while nail is entirely optional, stick-on jewels are completely mandatory.  We want to be sparkly and pretty as we do our coding at the computers.  Thanks for reminding me, always!  Your lovely nails will fit right in.

Of course, actual formal wear is entirely optional as well, but you should probably err towards cocktail attire.  Always, perhaps the skirt you're making in your class will be appropriate?
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011 11:37:11 AM »

Can you please give me the link to the makeup tutorial?

Will my machine be able to spell words afterwards?
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011 11:41:43 AM »

Val, that tutorial is : HERE.

And if you stay for our additional embroidery machine-add-on segment, your machine will absolutely be able to spell words!  However, you will be limited to the Segoe Script font, Kanji, and classic Arabic.  We've determined that these are the most used fonts in machine embroidery, so we won't be wasting our time with the others.
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011 11:48:12 AM »

Will my machine be able to play THIS VIDEO? I love the noms and like to watch/listen while I sew.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011 11:52:46 AM »

Absolutely, Mare!  However, just in case, you may want to provide your own gerbil with something for him (or her) to NOM, just to make sure it's playing the video accurately.
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2011 11:53:38 AM »

Can I bring a hamster instead of a gerbil?
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011 11:56:29 AM »

Can I bring a hamster instead of a gerbil?
I like you, so yes.  Small guinea pigs would also be acceptable, as long as they are sufficiently cute.
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2011 12:16:55 PM »

Where is alwaysinmyroom? I'm sure she'll need to contact the animal rights groups....
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2011 12:20:34 PM »

No worries, Val!  All of the furry critters will be kept in the computer lab and away from the metal shop.  Maybe we can get the folks over in HSH to make them some little furry critter homes, all decorated in Craftster style!  No animals will be harmed in the making of your sewing machines.  All humans, however, will be required to sign a waiver.
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2011 01:00:39 PM »

No animals will be harmed in the making of your sewing machines.  All humans, however, will be required to sign a waiver.

...and will absolutely be hurt, possibly fatally.  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2011 02:26:37 PM »

That's ok... as long as no gerbils are hurt in the process
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2011 12:28:29 PM »

I knew those cutting, grinding and welding classes from my husband would come in handy sometime. 
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2011 04:16:37 PM »

hmmm I wonder how much it would cost to ship that baby back to Australia.....

I think it is awesome what you buys are doing.
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011 05:48:14 PM »

I made my machine using the brochure you sent me in advance, Aislynn!

I tested it for you to be sure that everything worked...I would have sent you pics but I had to make an emergency room stop...I was so excited to test it that I didn't even feel that I was embroidering parts of the kharma sutra poses on my hand...oopsy!

I know it will be a great class for you anyway!!
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011 06:30:38 PM »

Thanks always!  I can't wait to see how everybody does!  Just out of curiosity, is anybody else current on their first aid certifications?  It might be nice to have a back-up on location for class!
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2011 02:54:49 PM »

I'm a dork. nd I'm late. Totally fell for it. *facepalm*
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