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Sewing for Cosplay 101 Lesson 2 – Intro to Sewing MachineExpired

May 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

In this lesson, we’ll break out the sewing machine and go over the various parts, some of the stitches, and the basics to troubleshooting your machine.

Future sessions in the series include:

Skill Level:

This is an introduction level course to a sewing machine. No prior knowledge needed

Skills you will learn:

How to thread the machine, how to start sewing, how to backstitch, Stay stitching vs reinforcement stitching, base stitching, ease stitching, Top stitching, and steps to troubleshoot your machine.

What You'll Need:

This is a lecture/presentation style course. You may work along with us, or listen and then practice. A sewing machine (Just a basic machine will do) Sewing Thread Scissors Scrap Fabric Sewing Pins Machine Sewing Needles A popsicle stick or turning device.

What is Included:

  • A free membership to Make: Community
  • Access to discussion forums and community groups
  • Post event access to session recordings

** Tickets are nonrefundable **

About your Facilitator:

I'm a Maryland-based cosplayer and costumer who has a passion for teaching. I'm an accomplished maker who creates my own costumes from scratch. I began cosplaying in 2003, and currently compete and win at the master craftsmanship level. I hold a B.F.A. in Technical Theater and Costume Design as well as a M.A. in Puppetry (with a high focus on Fabrication). I've taught for over a decade for both higher education and for K-12 students. I work frequently as a panelist, teacher, and cosplay judge at several conventions on the east coast.


  • Cori Leyden-Sussler

    I like to make things, all sorts of wonderful, amazing things. As a hard worker who is driven to succeed, I work full time as a Maker Educator in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally from Connecticut, I currently live right outside of Washington DC.

    I began my passion for creating and realizing ideas in the cosplay world, and still enjoy the hobby in my free time.  Over the years, I’ve earned several awards for my work and also judge contests around the east coast of the US. I also enjoy teaching, and have several years experience with both college and primary school.

    My specialties include sewing, sculpture, embroidery, fabric painting, foam fabrication, thermal plastics, wood carving,

    3d printing/modeling, leather, painting, and prop work. I am highly detail-oriented, but always striving to add new abilities to my repertoire. 

    I am a disabled cosplayer/professional, and am outspoken in my support for my communities. I always strive to make this hobby accessible for everyone!

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  • May 14, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+ 14-18
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

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