We are pleased as punch with our new location's gorgeous studio space! You can take classes, throw a party or come and sew during open studio times or by the hour.
Includes Kids' Classes, Apparel, General, Beginner, Modern Quilting and more!
At make*do*mend at Drygoods Design, we are dedicated to providing a safe, fun and thoughtful place for folks to learn, make, do and enjoy the company of others. Many of us become intimidated when it comes to making things but never fear, we’re here to take out the guesswork and the pretention! We also believe that the better tools you have, the more enjoyable sewing and crafting can be. We supply all the tools you need and the best possible at affordable prices. Don’t miss out on our studio sales - save big every few months when we refresh our supplies and tools and put the gently used ones up for sale at a huge discount.
Open Studio Rates and Information:
If the shop is open then so is make*do*mend! When you sign up for the hourly rate edition of make*do*mend, you can enjoy our world-class Bernina sewing machines, ironing tools, large cutting/project table, library and high quality tools for sewing and cutting. If you are looking for more than a few questions, please feel to ask us about private sewing lessons.
Even if there is a class in session, there are typically a couple of machines available for use. Please note that studio time does not include instruction or guidance. We're happy to help where we can but want to ensure that you're able to sew and operate the machines on your own. There are also a couple of sergers available for use too.
Mondays: 10 to 7
Tuesdays: 10 to 7
Wednesdays: 10 to 7
Thursdays: 10 to 7 (open until 9 p.m. two Thursdays a month)
Fridays: 10 to 7
Saturdays: 10:30 to 5: 30
Sundays: 10:30 to 5:30
The studio closes to new projects an hour before close (weekdays, arrive before 6 p.m. and weekends arrive before 4:30 p.m.)
Ages 18 and up - for kid classes and events, please check our class list.
Valid ID required for checking out machine and toolkit.
If you know us, you know we love a good party. We’re one of the few fabric shops (so we believe) that has a house cocktail. If you’re looking for a venue for your next night out for a birthday party, girls’ night out, employee appreciation, or just for fun, then contact us. Whether you want to sew, craft or just have a comfortable place to celebrate, make*do*mend at Drygoods Design is it.
We can work with you to create the event you need based on ages, occasion and skill levels. Rates range, depending on the event and projects, but are per person and up to a flat rate of $500 per day (total, not per person). Kids parties are the exception with a flat rate of $285 for parties of up to six kids, ages 7 and up (materials included) for a party of two hours or less.
Wondering about possibilities? There are so many! Our focus is on beautiful, modern and simple at Drygoods Design and make*do*mend is no different. Whatever the occasion, it can be fun without being overly cute or cliche. Have the guest of honor choose their color palette or fabrics of choice and we’ll have them washed, cut and ready to go for a quick craft session before you get to the presents and food. We can also have non-sewing based projects available too. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.Our kitchen is stocked with water, tea and essential serving items to make it easier for party hosts.
Design Your Own Class/Group Sewing Lessons:
Have a group of friends or coworkers that are wanting to learn how to sew or try out a new skill? Then schedule a group lesson or class! These often can mirror our current class offerings with some adjustments and you’re guaranteed to have a good time with your favorite people. Rates start at $50 per person for four people; $45 for six and up. Materials additional. If you're looking to schedule a private session of our best-selling class, This is a Sewing Machine, materials are included and the cost is $55 per person.
Private Sewing Lessons:
If you’re looking to learn in a more one-on-one approach then sign up for private lessons. These are for ages 7 and up and can be scheduled by calling or emailing the shop. Rates start at $50 per hour.
The minimum class size is four people. If less than four people sign up for a class, it may be cancelled and we will do our best to sign up paid attendees in another session. Classes are always more fun with a friend or loved one so sign up in a pair and guarantee the class is a go!
All classes require prepayment and registration. In some cases, day-of sign up is available. No refunds are offered for classes or studio sessions. Cancellations received 72 hours before class start, will be able to redistribute their class fees to another class. We cannot guarantee the same class or session will be available for rescheduling. Any cancellations less than 72 hours prior to class start will forfeit their spot and their fees. Please arrive no later than 15 to 20 minutes after class start. Late arrivals forfeit their spot and fees. While we understand things in life come up, our policies are in place so that our teachers are compensated for their time and other students are able to attend classes as desired.
Our goal is provide a safe and fun place for our customers and students to create, sew and gather. Sewing and crafting is not without risk and often requires heavy, sharp, and mechanical tools and objects. There is an assumption of risk when spending time at make*do*mend at Drygoods Design and all class attendees and studio rentals acknowledging such risk and liability when submitting their order and registration.
It is more of a guiding principle than policy, however, we ask that all people spending time in the space remember that it is a shared space, a historical building and a place where everyone is respected and treated with kindness. We reserve the right to ask those who are unable to respect the space and others to decline attending events, classes and open studio time.
We believe in a balance between consistency and continual improvement. Your feedback is important and we actively seek the constructive thoughts of our customers and guests. After each class we ask that if you have any feedback, please send our way via email or with the instructor after class.