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Make Your Own Kite

Create your very own custom kite! Join staff member Mike Hadida, a life-long kite enthusiast, and learn how to fabricate a durable, high-flying diamond kite. By sewing a colorful sail of your own design, then framing your kite with 3D-printed components, you will have plenty of customization options while addressing aerodynamic principals and flying techniques. For ages 18 and up.

  • Member Price: $49
  • Non-Member Price: $49
  • Length: 6 hours

Machine Sewing Basics

Cover the basics of operating a utility-stitch sewing machine. Learn to identify machine parts and set them up to sew, wind bobbins, and prepare material for sewing. Discern between different types of fabric, needles and stitches, and when to use each. Walk away with a tote bag sewn to completion. NOTE: students may bring in their own fabric to class if they wish, or will be asked to complete the project using basic fabric provided by NextFab.

  • Member Price: $39
  • Non-Member Price: $89
  • Length: 2 hours

Digital Embroidery I

Learn the basics of digital embroidery operating the Brother Innov-ís 2800D embroidery machine and the PE-Design NEXT software. Topics will include navigating the machine’s LCD interface, setting up the machine and software, matching types of threads and needles to their intended applications, and troubleshooting common problems. Explore correct use of a hoop and stabilizer to embroider an image from a stock file.

Digital Embroidery II

Perform more advanced embroidering techniques to expand on knowledge learned in Digital Embroidery I, both in the machine and software. Embroider a custom image from a file of your own choosing while learning more unique and situational technical troubleshooting. NOTE: Students may bring in their own fabric, or can use scrap fabric provided by NextFab

Textiles Tool List

  • Juki Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Brother Serger
  • Brother Sewing and Digital Embroidery Machines
  • PE-Design Digital Embroidery Design Software