Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Fab Lab Weekend Workshops Spring 2020

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Welcome to the Fab Lab’s 2020 Spring Weekend Workshops! Please browse below by clicking on the images to see full descriptions and details for our selection of weekend workshops. These workshops are for people who want to learn by making something, ages 14+. The first half of the workshop provides instruction/software time, the second half, making time. Bring a snack and a friend to learn a new skill every Saturday at the Fab Lab, 1-4 pm! Materials for each project will be provided.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at communityfablab@gmail.com or call (217) 265-5342 during our Open Hours.

Step 1: Browse Camps

Learn about the Workshops.


Iron On Vinyl Extravaganza | Saturday, 01/18 – 1PM-4PM

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Iron On Vinyl Extravaganza

Learn how to use a Silhouette vinyl cutter to cut out designs you can iron onto any fabric! Create custom t-shirts, curtains, pillows, or totes! In addition to iron on vinyl you’ll have the opportunity to create vinyl stickers for your car, mailbox, or notebook with colorful sticker vinyl. All materials will be provided!

Saturday, January 18th – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25

Embroider & Sew a Zipper Pouch | Saturday, 01/25 – 1PM-4PM


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Embroider & Sew a Zipper Pouch

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and make a simple digital embroidery file (digitize an image) and sew that decorative piece into a zippered pouch. All materials included. Instruction geared toward 14+

Saturday, January 25th – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25 per person

Sew a Silly Scarf | Saturday, 02/01 – 1PM-4PM



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Sew a Silly Scarf

Though Spring is approaching, it is still scarf season! This workshop is all about designing and sewing your very own silly scarf. You could just make a simple fleece scarf, but with all the variety of fabrics, stuffing, trim, etc. at hand, why not create a fantastic one? Make your silly scarf dreams come true!

Saturday, February 1st – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25 per person

Valentine’s Day Papercraft | Saturday, 02/08 – 1PM-4PM

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Valentine’s Day Papercraft

Want to make something crafty and sweet for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Make them a gift that lights up their eyes and face with an LED card! We will cover how to create and program a circuit, then build it into a fantastic paper Valentine’s Day card!

Saturday, February 8th – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25 per person

Sew a Fabric Storage Box | Saturday, 02/15 – 1PM-4PM

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Sew a Fabric Storage Box

Want to learn how to sew? Join the Fab Lab for a groovy sewing workshop. The project is fabric boxes. Make them reversible, make them sturdy, make them large or small. You’ll have lots of options and if you pick up the skills quick, you may walk away with one in each hand!

Saturday, February 15th – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25 per person

Design & Make Laser Cut Jewelry | Saturday, 02/22 – 1PM-4PM

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Design & Make Laser Cut Jewelry

Design and laser cut your own jewelry or keychains in this workshop! We will be using a free open source software called Inkscape to design files for our laser cutter. You will be able to use wood, acrylic, felt, and all manner of jewelry rings, earring posts, etc. Put on some finishing touches with watercolors and resin sealer too!

Saturday, February 22nd – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25 per person

Design & Make a Pillow with Lasered Felt | Saturday, 02/29 – 1PM-4PM

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Design & Make a Pillow with Lasered Felt

Who doesn’t need a fancy homemade pillow in their life? Brighten up your home with a pillow you get to design, laser cut, and assemble! Cutting fabric takes forever, let the Fab Lab’s laser cutter do all the cutting work!

Saturday, February 29th – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25 per person

Candle Pouring: Smells, Colors, & Shapes! | Saturday, 03/07 – 1PM-4PM

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Candle Pouring: Smells, Colors, & Shapes!

Explore a variety of ways to personalize candles in this workshop. Use color chips, smells, oils, and different molds to combine your own creative candle. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own favorite essential oil or jar you want to fill a candle with.

Saturday, March 7th – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25 per person

Sew a Circuit! | Saturday, 03/14 – 1PM-4PM



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Sew a Circuit!

Learn circuitry basics as you design and sew your own light-up simple circuit into fabric. Make an LED headband, bracelet, or bike light!

Saturday, March 14th – 1PM-4PM
Ages 14+
$25 per person

Step 2: Check Schedules

Check the Scheduke


Date
Workshop Title
January 18th Iron On Vinyl Extravaganza
January 25th Embroider & Sew a Zipper Pouch
February 1st Sew a Silly Scarf
February 8th Valentine’s Day Papercraft
February 15th Sew a Fabric Storage Box
February 22nd Design & Make Laser Cut Jewelry
February 29th Design & Make a Pillow with Lasered Felt
March 7th Candle Pouring: Smells, Colors, & Shapes!
March 14th Sew a Circuit!

Step 3: Sign Up

Register for Workshops here.




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