Have plans on Monday night? Well, you do now! Dust off your crafty pants and come join us for our weekly Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Each craft night is also broadcast live into in the Treehouse room of the Virtual Labs. All demos will be shown both in the Labs in Brooklyn and in the Treehouse online.
Craft Night occurs every Monday from 4-8pm EDT at 325 Gold Street, 3rd floor in Brooklyn, New York. Each week the Etsy Labs
organize a skill-sharing project. We provide supplies, tools, snacks,
and know-how. Participants are also welcome to bring their own projects
to work on independently. Craft night is a time to make things, learn
new skills, and hang out.
This week, on Monday, October 13, we’ll be performing a little eco-alchemy with seamstress extraordinaire Alexia of sakidesigns. She will show us how to transform old t-shirts into new totebags. These upcycled totebags are perfect for carrying your groceries, library books, and Halloween candy! We will demonstrate
how to cut, hand-stitch and machine-stitch, and embellish these bags. This
project is open
to people with all levels of sewing experience.
If you have 2 old t-shirts of the same size that you would like to use to create your
project this week, feel free to bring those along. Otherwise, we have everything you will need, including a big ol’ box of t-shirts, thread, needles, and sewing machines.
If you are joining us virtually for Craft Night this week and would
like to sew along with us, you’ll need a few supplies: two knit t-shirts in the same size, hand sewing needle or sewing
machine, thread for hand sewing (preferably embroidery thread) or for machine
sewing (any thread is fine), a sharpie to trace the pattern and that’s it! Or, just be ready to take some notes and
see if this is a project you’d like to try out later on.
Here is a sneak peek at a few upcoming craft nights:
10/20: Make Halloween-inspired coasters with kimmchi.
10/27: Carve pumpkins with Christine
(Photo by NicoAndMooMoo)
Would you like to lead a craft night project? Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Craft Night idea” as the subject line. Have you participated in Craft Night? Share your photos with the Etsy Labs Show and Tell Flickr group!
Will we see you this Monday? Let us know in the comments!