After last years successful “T-Shirt to Tote Bag” workshop at Urbana’s Market at the Square we were lucky enough to be invited back to do it again. And it was a huge success, we started with a massive pile of shirts and actually ran out. That means their are now more reusable bags in the world and less old T-shirts. It’s really a win-win for everyone. And the extra T-shirt scraps were even donated to The Bike Project to be used as rags. Here is a brief description of the workshop be did:
T-Shirt to Tote Bag
Expand your collection of re-usable shopping bags by converting an old t-shirt into a tote. No sewing skills required, pick a shirt and we will show you how to make the adjustments. Then, fill it with a harvest of Market goodies!
And a huge thanks to the Urbana Public Arts Program for sponsoring this event.Read More
The wonderful people at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum approached us recently about doing a workshop for their Girls do Science Club. We had about about 20 girls from 2nd grade-6th grade coming by so some of our member came up with the idea of doing a light up origami project with the kids. As you can see it turned out great.Read More
Hey HO HO HO! Let’s Sew
Saturday, December 1, 2012 2:00pm until 5:00pm
With the Holidays right around the corner, forget about commercially produced junk and come make a keepsake ornament of your very own. In this workshop we’ll be focusing on sewn ornament design and construction and the sewing skills that go with it. All ages and skill levels are welcome. No need to bring anything but your love of making.
Ornament options from easy to advanced.
B- Sewn Felt Evergreen Tree with Decorative Hand Stitching
C- Sewn and Stuffed Candy Cane or Snowy Owl
Fused Glass Ornaments/Tchotchkes
Sunday, December 9, 2012 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Just joining the facebook eventwon’t guarantee you a space.
This event will not be at the Makerspace, it will be held at 602 E High St Urbana, IL 61801
We got out new Solidoodle 3D printer up and printing. We hope to make a permanent place in the space for it and have it available for any members to use(after training). So come on by and play with it some time!Read More
The Solidoodle is here and next Wednesday (Nov. 7) 7pm we’ll be having our first Training/Learning/Planning session with it so stop by if you’re interested.
Not done with your halloween costume? How unseamly! But don’t fret as Shared Threads and Makerspace Urbana have teamed up to help you. We’ll be holding a series of sewing-oriented open hours in the weeks leading up to Halloween. If you enjoy making your own costume, come work with others, get help, and share skills.
We provide: a room full of sewing machines and the expertise of an experienced tailor. Plus all the shiny LEDs you can get your hands on.
You provide: Your materials and a love of making.
Saturday, Oct. 13 2-5pm
Wednesday, Oct. 17 6:30-9pm
Thursday, Oct. 25 6:30-9pm
We met a lot of amazing people over the summer. Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone who came to support us, including all of our awesome instructors.
And where words fail, pizza saves the day! I hope all of you will join us in celebrating the close of another excellent make-a-tion with some food, drinks, and a merry good time.
When: Saturday, Aug. 18 @ 4pm
Where: The Makerspace, UC-IMC basement, Room #16
This will be followed by a movie night. The movie is TBD right now, but keep an eye out.
See you there!Read More