The Prototyping & Design Lab is located at Chatham University's Eastside campus on the second floor, adjacent to the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship Hub. The Lab is open to community-based women entrepreneurs as well as Chatham University students, faculty and staff who are interested in designing and prototyping physical products. The Lab provides access to digital fabrication tools in an inclusive environment to inspire creativity and innovation.
The Lab features a variety of easy-to-use tools and equipment from local startups and established companies. It contains small creative and crafts materials, and flexible small-space tools such as a multi-functional 3D desktop printer, sewing machines, microcontrollers, robotics kits, other fine machining and textile processing tools.
A variety of local subject matter experts will facilitate hands-on workshops at the Lab in addition to webinars and hours by appointment. Entrepreneurs and students can test and iterate their prototypes at the Lab with guidance from these experts. This allows them to prototype their products as a first step toward commercialization in the most efficient way using lean entrepreneurship and design thinking principles.
The perfect workshop to develop some basic machine sewing skills by learning how to use sewing tools & equipment, the best use for various fabrics, and much more. This foundational, all-levels workshop will be a step-by-step tutorial using the Singer Sewing machine in the Prototype & Design Lab, 2803, Eastside.
Hosted by CWE and Style412
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A step-by-step, all levels workshop on the fundamentals of using a serger. Participants will learn how to use the commercial serger available in the CWE Prototyping & Design Lab where both experienced and novice sewists alike will find the workshop useful and will learn something to elevate their joy of sewing. Focused on utilization, this workshop will take participants through the basics of how the serger works, threads & needles, working with common and specialty fabrics. Hosted by CWE and Style412
Be proud of your creation. This workshop invites aspiring designers, brands and makers to learn how to stitch out labels for their personal designs. Participants can expect to create their own custom label through this workshop and walkaway with the knowledge of how to do this independently. Hosted by CWE and Style412