Industrial Sewing Machine 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Industrial Sewing Machine 101 is scheduled.

Get started sewing! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of using YuKonstruct’s industrial sewing machine including threading the machine, changing needles and sewing different types of textiles.

Considered orientation and safety training for the industrial sewing machine for YuKonstruct members .

About the instructor: Rachel Pollet studied Costume Studies with an emphasis on Historical Costume at Dalhousie University. She enjoys teaching!

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

 Maximum 3 participants

New Leather Sewing Machine

Do you want to put together a pack, build a dog harness, add some straps to your armor, or just sew something really heavy duty?

With YuKonstruct’s new Tippmann Boss Hand Stitcher you can!

From the manufacturer……

“Sew through Leather, up to 3/4 Thick. This machine will also sew nylon, canvas, urethane, plastic, sheepskin, etc. No need to worry about cords, outlets or mechanical hook-ups because this machine is designed to be completely self sufficient. A Simple pull of the handle is all it takes to start stitching. The Tippmann Boss Leather Sewing Machine completes a precise lock stitch with every pull of the handle.”

Make it Wild: Re-usable Game Bags

YuKonstruct and the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust partnered up to teach a group of hunters about sewing and caring for meat in the field.  Sound like a odd mix? Not when you are making a customized re-usable game bag!

Conservation Officer, Aaron Koss Young, taught tips for being prepared to care for meat in the field. As preparing and preserving high quality meat begins the moment you get your hands on your harvest, the re-usuable game bags are a great tool for hunters. These synthetic/cotton blend bags allow air to reach the meat and help it to cool and form a crust. The material is also a tight enough weave (unlike conventional cheesecloth) to make sure that dirt and insects are kept off the meat in the field.

Aaron is passionate about preventing meat waste. He inspired the group with an epic tale of protecting his meat from high temperatures and swarms of insects by creating smudges, using a glacier as a substitute freezer, and digging trenches at midnight. The take home message: Take only what you need and use all that you take.

Game Bag

In addition to the tips about caring for meat, our hunters learned to use YuKonstruct’s new domestic sewing machines. They mastered the French seam to create a game bag specific for their harvest this year.

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Don’t miss the next installment of the Make it Wild Workshop Series developed in partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust – so far we’ve made bat houses, paddles, pike lures, and game bags. Check our website calendar for what we’ll do next!

 

Industrial Sewing Machine 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Industrial Sewing Machine 101 is scheduled.

Get started sewing! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of using YuKonstruct’s industrial sewing machine including threading the machine, changing needles and sewing different types of textiles.

Considered orientation and safety training for the industrial sewing machine for YuKonstruct members .

About the instructor: Rachel Pollet studied Costume Studies with an emphasis on Historical Costume at Dalhousie University. She enjoys teaching!

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Holiday hand sewn bird ornaments

Christmas is coming up and decoration are getting put up! Are you a do-it-yourself type of decorator? Looking for a great hand crafted gift? By the end of this workshop you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful bird Christmas ornament. All materials provided. All sewing done by hand. The original pattern for this project was designed by Michael Fulkerson.

Regardless of how many birds get sewn during the workshop, you will be sent home with enough material to have a few bird ornaments to have on your tree!

About the instructor: Susan Glynn-Morris is not an expert seamstress, but that’s what makes this sewing project so great – you don’t have to be! After 40+ birds she has worked out the kinks and managed to produce some beautiful ornaments. And you can too!

$15 for members $20 for non-members

Maximum 15 participants

Industrial Sewing Machine 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Industrial Sewing Machine 101 is scheduled.

Get started sewing! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of using YuKonstruct’s industrial sewing machine including threading the machine, changing needles and sewing different types of textiles.

Considered orientation and safety training for the industrial sewing machine for YuKonstruct members .

About the instructor: Rachel Pollet studied Costume Studies with an emphasis on Historical Costume at Dalhousie University. She enjoys teaching!

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Industrial Sewing Machine 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Industrial Sewing Machine 101 is scheduled.

Get started sewing! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of using YuKonstruct’s industrial sewing machine including threading the machine, changing needles and sewing different types of textiles.

Considered orientation and safety training for the industrial sewing machine for YuKonstruct members .

About the instructor: Rachel Pollet studied Costume Studies with an emphasis on Historical Costume at Dalhousie University. She enjoys teaching!

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Industrial Sewing Machine 101

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Industrial Sewing Machine 101 is scheduled.

Get started sewing! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of using YuKonstruct’s industrial sewing machine including threading the machine, changing needles and sewing different types of textiles.

Considered orientation and safety training for the industrial sewing machine for YuKonstruct members .

About the instructor: Rachel Pollet studied Costume Studies with an emphasis on Historical Costume at Dalhousie University. She enjoys teaching!

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Working with Fur – from tanned pelt to fur mittens

Workshop taught in both French and English

Learn how to prepare a skin, trace and cut pelts and sew fur onto material with a domestic sewing machine. You will play with fur and create a stylish pair of lynx fur mittens!

This workshop is divided into two 3-hour sessions. The first class, May 19, with cover analyzing the fur, preparing the fur and 5 basic sewing techniques. The second class, May 20, with involve tracing and cutting fur and material, and sewing the mittens.

About the instructor: Catherine Dallaire studied Fashion at Marie-Victorin College in Montreal, specializing in Fur. She has worked in apparel research and innovation, created costumes and designed recycled clothing. Catherine enjoys working with various textures and on stimulating projects.

$140 Members (includes all materials) | $150 Non-members (includes all materials)
Maximum: 4 participants

Industrial Sewing Machine 101

This training session is full. Please see the next scheduled Industrial Sewing Machine 101.

Get started sewing! This hour-and-a-half-long session covers the basics of using YuKonstruct’s industrial sewing machine including threading the machine, changing needles and sewing different types of textiles.

Considered orientation and safety training for the industrial sewing machine for YuKonstruct members .

About the instructor: Catherine Dallaire studied Fashion at Marie-Victorin College in Montreal, specializing in Fur. She has worked in apparel research and innovation, created costumes and designed recycled clothing. Catherine enjoys working with various textures and on stimulating projects.

Please note this training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!