Author Archives: Isla Cowan

Lauren and Vanessa Master the Hostess Apron: Make It

Back in November, we at The Make Den were lucky enough to have two fabulous instructors join our team! Lauren and Vanessa have been a blast to have around the studio and have already taught a ton of students how to sew. Both Lauren and Vanessa started as Make Den students who excelled in all [...]

Interview with Ruhee Rajan: Founder of Rubie’s Bras

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ruhee Rajan, owner and founder of Rubies Bras. Rajan designs and produces custom bras and swimwear and took her very first sewing lessons at The Make Den. We chatted about balancing a day job while running a business, her early obsession with breasts, and her recent [...]

Sewing From the Cottage: Quilt It Tutorial

I love the cottage, there’s never a shortage of outdoor fun. That being said, some of my favourite cottage days are the overcast, rainy, breezy days that keep you inside to work on projects that have long been put off. These days are the perfect opportunity to dig into any old pile of forgotten fabrics [...]

Me Made May 2017

If you were keeping an eye on our Instagram account over the month of May you would have seen some of the beautiful and one of a kind handmade projects made by our staff and students. If you didn't get a chance to check it out - no sweat! We've compiled all the wearable beauties [...]