I just got an email about this great idea. The Make Lounge is offering workshops to teach crafts. An evening or a Saturday is all you need to learn some basic techniques. Then you actually take home your handmade creation the same day. A beaded necklace and an appliqué cushion are some of the cool crafts on offer.
I read about it here at Springwise. Or you can go directly to the Make Lounge website.