Sewing and Textile Open Lab: Laser Cut Textiles

This week the focus will be on laser cutting textiles. Feel free to bring .dxf files and materials if you have a laser cut project you want to work on.*

Every open lab has a general focus but is not limited an could include any of the following:

Open to the public, come work on sewing, drafting patterns, repair and the textile based projects.

Crafty Rachel (, will be on hand to help you get started, provide basic tools and machines for sewing (including a serger), give advice on your current project, or give ideas. Also a good place for beginners to get an overview and practice or for more experienced folks to get help.

Some things that will be going on include:

* Experimenting with laser cutting fabric
* Creating open source patterns
* Basic repair and clothing reconstruction
* Installing zipper and other hardware into projects

This open lab is has a causual format that is lead by the interest of the group present.


*Laser time fees will apply. Please visit for more information


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Rachel was great

    June 19, 2013

  • Ruby

    i had to work late; sorry to miss this.

    June 18, 2013

  • fizzy

    Also bringing a guest!

    June 12, 2013

    • Rachel S.

      Most excellent! Laser cutting fabric is a lot of fun!.

      June 16, 2013

  • Scott

    Any chance to learn and make men's dress shirts?

    June 16, 2013

    • Rachel S.

      It isn't set up specifically for that but it is a great place to work on one.

      June 16, 2013

    • Rachel S.

      Also if enough folks are interested in making dress shirts I could hold a series of classes on them. Learning to do a well fit dress shirt takes a bit of time though... at least 8 hours plus work time.

      June 16, 2013

  • fizzy

    Looking forward to finally checking out Ace Monster!

    June 12, 2013

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