Welcome at De Steek! De Steek is a fusion between the companies I am Nold (used to be the company with sewing lessons & workshops) and PULP (used to be a pop-up shop company with organic & surplus fabrics). Natalie de Koning is the founder of De Steek. Our new location, Van Der Hoopstraat 70HS in Staatsliedenbuurt Amsterdam, has everything you need as a ‘maker’ in (sustainable) fashion & textiles. Follow sewing lessons in our sewing café, book a specific workshop or course or visit our shop to get the nicest organic materials, patterns & sewing supplies.
The Sewing Café (sewing lessons)
Instead of our normal sewing lessons, you can book a time slot in our sewing café. Like a normal sewing lesson we have 6 tables available with all (new) tools and machines. Also guidance of a fashion designer or seamstress is present to help you with your own projects.
The sewing café is open at Tuesday till Thursday from 10.00 AM till 10.00 PM and Friday till Sunday from 10.00 AM till 6.00 PM. (starting December 2018)
Our schedule is variable. In the schedule you can see which lessons are still available and which are not. By logging in with your own account you can book these lessons. Don’t forget to buy ‘credits’ first. You can chose to buy 1, 4, 6 or 8 lessons in one time. After payment you can book the lessons that suit you best. Credits are registered as ‘points’ in your account. One point is enough to book one lesson of 2 hours. Did you make a reservation but suddenly you’re not able to come anymore? You can still cancel or change your lesson latest 24 hours before the lesson starts without losing your ‘point’. Go to the schedule page to buy & book these classes. Your credits are valid for 2 months.
Costs sewing course
Single lesson of 2 hours: 19,95 euro
4 lessons of 2 hours: 72,80 euro
6 lessons of 2 hours: 104,70 euro
8 lessons of 2 hours: 135,60 euro
Never touched a sewing machine before? No problem, you can always start with the regular sewing lessons from our schedule. Not sure what to buy for your first lesson? It is also ok if you don’t bring anything to your first lesson. Options are: either we start with the pattern of a simple garment in your first lesson and we can give you advise what to bring the second time, or you can start with a beginners project like a simple tote bag. For 15 euro’s we are selling a starters package, including materials and pattern for this bag.
We also offer one-day workshops and workshop series in making clothes. For example we offer a basic pattern drawing course, a lingerie course and one-day workshops for beginners. Check our workshop page for all previous and upcoming workshops. For requests for group workshops or private lessons, you can send us an e-mail.
We are extending our offer in organic and surplus textiles, tools and patterns. All materials available in our shop are vegan and we try to be plastic free if possible.
Materials will also be available in our new webshop soon.
Natalie de Koning is fashion and textile designer and founder of the company ‘I am Nold’ and fashion label ‘Natalie de Koning’. She finished her Bachelor of Fashion Design in 2011, at Utrecht School of Arts (HKU). Later she also finished a Masters study in Fashion Design at ArteZ, Arnhem School of Arts. Natalie combines traditional crafts and new technologies in her work to develop new exclusive garments. She showed her work already during several fashion weeks, with shows, exhibitions and competitions: Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Tunis. Natalie is weekly sewing lesson teacher on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. She is also specialized in lingerie and teaching this course, next to the pattern drawing course and other one-day workshops. www.nataliedekoning.nl
This Amsterdam-based fashion designer describes herself as an eclectic Fashion Designer. Sabine & Natalie met each other at the Bachelor of Fashion Design at Utrecht School of Arts (HKU), which they both finished. Studio Sabine Staartjes was founded in 2012 by Sabine Staartjes. Check the website of Sabine Staartjes for one of a kind collections, jewellery and accessories! Sabine Staartjes is specialized in working with lycra and other stretchy-materials. Key-items in her work are the leggings, bomber jackets and kaftans. At De Steek she hosts workshops in which you can make a piece like that in one day. She also guides for example our teenage sewing lessons and coat workshop series. www.sabinestaartjes.com
Maartje Janse graduated with a bachelor fashion design at ArtEZ in 2015. While she participated in Moam Collective 2016, she met designers Nikki Duijst & (former teacher) Elysanne Schuurman. Together they initiated Studio MEN. Last year Studio Men was for example part of Amsterdam Fashion Week. Maartje Janse is hosting our pattern drawing courses and one-day workshops. www.studiomen.nl
Selly Muntslag is educated as a seamstress. Next to 'De Steek' she is working on her own label 'Hecreatesshemakes'. She is specialized in skirts, dresses, but also for example men's suits. With her own label she does custom made designs by order. Selly works most of the time in the sewing café, but she also teaches other workshops/lessons like beginners sewing classes, children's sewing lessons and one-day workshops. https://www.instagram.com/hecreatesshemakes/