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Topic: [April Fool's Day] CRAFTSTERLAND CLASS: Make Your Own Sewing Machine!  (Read 3890 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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Sewers are for ninja turtles--seamstresses are for sewing Wink

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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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