Are you tired of leaving your clothes in the closet because of a tear or would you like to extend their life?

This 3-hour workshop is an opportunity to learn the basics of repair with a sewing machine on non-extensible fabric: closing a hole, repairing a seam, applying a patch, make a hem… We will discover all we need to know to be autonomous! We will practice the different techniques covered so that damaged garments are never again left aside.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all.

The price includes all necessary materials and the advice of our seamstresses.

NB: The time of the workshop is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right after!

Do you want maximum comfort for your Netflix and chill parties?

This workshop will be the opportunity to learn how to make warm and comfortable cotton sweatpants. It’s an ideal first project for people who want to learn how to sew.

You will learn the basics of sewing, including how the sewing machine works. You will also get to practice different processes such as assembling fabrics, attaching an elastic band and hemming.

NB: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We, therefore, recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right afterward

Would you like to upgrade your bike with your own personal bike bag?

Come and learn how to design and make this customizable object, made out of recycled banners. You’ll leave this workshop with your own water-resistant bike bag, to take with you on your daily adventures.

In this class, you’ll learn how to use a sewing machine, sew several layers together, mount accessories such as clips and fasteners, and for the final touch, you’ll learn how to make a nice finish.

Skills required: zero!

Materials, tools, and a complete Arkel mounting system are included.

NB: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We, therefore, recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right afterward!

 

Would you like to be able to make your own belt, that will last for decades?

This workshop led by Diana, a specialist in leatherwork, will show you all sorts of techniques to work with leather and make a custom-made belt: cutting the leather, dyeing it, punching the belt, riveting pieces together, and more.

NB: The cost of the workshop includes all materials and buckles, but if you want to bring an old belt back to life, don’t hesitate to take it with you, you will be able to upcycle it.

Are you tired of looking like an amateur when you’re doing DIY? Do you want to know how to pick the right tool for your project, and how to use it safely?

This 3-hour workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn how to use the different tools that are essential for all your DIY projects and small renovations! You will learn all about power tools: manual radial saw, jigsaw, circular saw (track saw), drill and screwdriver, nailer… and also different measuring tools, the types of clamps, which tool to choose for which hole, or which drill bits for which screws.

You’ll also learn how to safely adjust and handle these very useful tools, to be autonomous at home.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to beginners.

The price includes all materials and hundreds of tips!

Do you want to proudly wear a beautiful cotton fleece, like our friends at Bleu Jeans Bleu? Would you like to learn how to create such a piece yourself?

This 3.5-hour workshop will be the opportunity to make a warm and comfortable cotton fleece. You will learn all the basics of sewing: the different stitches to assemble, making a sleeve, and  sewing a ribbed band.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all!

The price includes all necessary materials and a lot of valuable tips!

NB: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We, therefore, recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right afterward!

Do you want to make your own fine jewelry? Would you like to learn how to work with wood to start your own projects?

This workshop, led by Laurence, cabinetmaker, and artist at heart, is an opportunity to combine woodworking and jewelry making. In this 3-hour workshop, you will make a pendant or a pair of earrings completely customizable according to your tastes, all while learning to use the band saw, the drill, to sand different species of wood, and to do the finishing touches.

Skills required: curiosity and meticulousness!

The price includes all materials and patience.

Do you want to become independent on all types of woodworking machines? Do you want to know how to instinctively pick and use the right tool, no matter the project?

This first step of this Woodworking Induction will take you through the operation of the workshop and show you how to use essential machines such as the mitre saw, band saw, drill press, sanders. This will give you an understanding of how to set up and operate these machines and the risks involved.

Skills required: None, this workshop is open to beginners as well as to those who want to deepen their knowledge and be able to use the machines independently for their projects.

How do you weave a basket? Would you like to learn basketry techniques to make a well-finished basket that lasts over time?

Fabienne Clément, basketry craftswoman, will share her know-how with you by guiding you through different techniques for weaving and tightening rattan.
Perfect for beginners or to offer as a gift, over the course of 3 hours you will learn to make a basket, ideal to hold bread, fruits, or any other small objects.

You will learn different processes such as: starting your weaving row by row from a round wooden base, inserting colored rattan strands, and finishing your basket with a border.

The price includes all materials and tools needed, plus great tips from Fabienne!

Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ x 3.5″ (20cm x 20cm x 9cm)

How do you make a pegboard? How do you go from a simple wooden board to a well-finished piece of furniture? How do you make it look nice and professional?

This workshop is here to answer all these questions by teaching you how to build a useful and modular piece of furniture. You will learn various woodworking skills: cutting with a band saw, using a drill press, rounding your board with a router, sanding, building a French cleat, and more!

Required knowledge: zero. Only a good attitude, perseverance, and a love of wood!