Sewing Classes

 

We want everyone to learn how to sew! Our Sewing Basics and Ready-to-Wear classes are ongoing. As long as there is room in one of our scheduled class times, you can start when it fits your schedule.

Do you have a specific project you need help with? Or a busy schedule that interferes with weekly classes? Book a private lesson! Or a sewing evening with your friends. Compare schedules and give us a call to book a sewing session!

Before you book a session, please review our Class Payment and Cancellation Policy.

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After School Sewing

Sign your child up for exciting sewing classes that will help them learn to sew, and have fun while doing it!

Projects geared to the level of the student. Open to children aged 8 – 13. All sessions include all materials, equipment, and a snack!

After School Sewing will resume on Sept 10.  Due its popularity, please let us know mid August. Spaces are limited.

Fridays 4:30 – 6:00pm | 5 week session $160.00 plus HST  OR

Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm | 5 week session $160.00 plus HST

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Beginners & Refreshers

All ages are welcome! Whether you are 8 years old or 88 years young. With your desire to learn, we will teach you in our Sewing Basics 1, 2 & 3. Machine sewing as well as hand sewing. Includes all materials and equipment.

Mondays 1:00 – 3:00pm     OR

Mondays OR Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm OR

Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30

4 week session $160.00 plus HST

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Long Arm Quilt Machine Rental

Do you have quilt tops waiting to be quilted? Somewhere between the cutting, the piecing and then the binding, the quilting needs to be done. Whether you have baby quilts, table runners or a king size quilt, you can rent our long machines to quilt them.

With our 12’ HQ frame and the 20” Amara quilting machine you will use our Pro-Stitcher computer program to perfectly quilt your quilts.

We also have the Simply Sixteen standup long arm machine on a 5’ Little Foot frame if you want to free-motion your project.

Rental pricing: Amara $35/hour
Simply Sixteen $30/hour

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Sewing Machine 101

Need a refresher on YOUR sewing machine? Learn the basics including, maintenance, needles, proper threading and all the features of your machine. Bring your mechanical or electronic machine, all accessories and manual. We supply the fabrics.

2 hour session $40 plus HST

Check out our calendar for dates.

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Pencil Skirt

Slim-fitting, high-waist pull-on pencil skirt that sits at the navel with two length options: mini or knee length. 3 ways to make it!  With elasticized waist, or with an elasticized waist and flattering angled seaming, perfect for color blocking or with wide waistband. A super quick sewing project, perfect for beginners, an easy way to create a chic and sophisticated look in no time! We’ll help you with fit and finishing. Try out our sergers and coverstitch machines for a professional look!

Suggested fabrics – Medium to heavy-weight knit with good recovery: jersey or interlock knit, ponte, quilted knit, scuba knit.  We sell a few pieces of suitable knits in the shop.

Some sewing experience necessary.

Wednesday November 14 AND 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost $50 + HST Includes use of sewing machine. Pattern (available for purchase at shop), fabric and threads extra.

 

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Mitten Workshop

Winter is coming!  Be ready with your warm mittens made from an worn wool sweater.
Bring an old sweater washed in hot water and dried in the dryer to shrink it.  We provide the fleece lining and the sewing machine! A bit of sewing experience helpful.
Cost $35 + HST
Class dates
Saturday December 1st, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm   OR  Tuesday December 11, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

 

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Ready to Wear

Choose what you want to make and learn techniques to ensure proper fit and sewing techniques to get that ‘store bought’ look!

6 week session $210 plus HST | Fabric and notions extra

Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30pm. Start your 6 week session at anytime!

Must have some sewing experience. Check out our Sewing Basics class if required.

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Rope Bowls

With a bit of sewing experience, some rope and thread, you can make these fabulous bowls for yourself or as a gift. Use as trinket bowl, fruit bowl, knitting basket for your favourtie knitter….. whatever you can imagine…….What will you fill yours with?

3 hour workshop $55.00, includes rope, fabric strips if desired and the use of our sewing machines. Threads are extra, available for purchase at the shop or bring your own from your stash. We have variegated King Tut thread and solid colour Gutterman and Mettler threads.

2 dates available to chose from
Class dates: Saturday November 24, 12:30 – 3:00pm  OR Wednesday December 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee $55 + HST

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Quilting Basics

Learn quilting basics, rotary cutting and piecing while completing a lap quilt. We supply the rulers, rotary cutters, mats and sewing machines for you to use during class time.

5 week session $150.00 plus HST  Materials, threads and pattern extra. Please come into the shop prior to class start dates to choose fabric and pattern.

Class dates and time

Tuesday November 6, 13, 20, 27 & December 4  6:30 – 8:30

OR

Saturday November 24, December 1, 8, 15 & 22

 

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Custom Pillowcases

Make beautiful pillowcases for yourself or for a very nice gift!  During this class you will learn the ‘Burrito” method and make French seams to construct them.  This creates a very clean finish inside the pillow.  During the class you will make 2 pillowcases.  Sewing machines are supplied.  Fabric and thread extra.  NO sewing experience necessary!!!

Cost $35 + HST does not include fabric

Class dates
Wednesday November 28 6:30 – 8:30
OR
Saturday December 15 12:30 – 2:30
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Zipper Workshop

Come learn how to not be afraid of zippers! Learn how to insert a variety of zippers including an invisible zipper.

2 hour session $45 plus HST

Check our calendar for dates.

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Necessary Clutch Wallet

Create a one of kind wallet with 12 card slots, zippered pocket and 2 long pockets for bash. Even fits your cell phone! Flap is secured with a turn lock. This workshop is 2 sessions. Some prep work is required before the first class. Sewing experience necessary.

Fee for Workshop $70 + HST Pattern & supplies extra.

Class date

Tuesday November 13 & 20th 6:30 – 9:00pm

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Retreat Bag

Imagine all the uses for this bag! Travel cosmetic bad, knitting bag, lunch bag………

You bring your own fabrics, or shop from our fabulous collection. We will supply the wire frame from Emmaline Bags, interfacing and fusible batting and the sewing machines! Zippers and webbing for the handles are available for sale at the shop. Pre-class prep will be necessary to complete this bag during class time.

Some sewing experience necessary, including threading a sewing machine and understanding seam allowances.

Class fee $55 + HST Materials extra except for frame and interfacing and batting.

Class dates

Tuesday November 6th 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm or Saturday December 8th 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 

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Coffee Break Sewing

Need a sewing machine, serger, cutting table? Finish those UFO’s, mend those clothes. This is independent sewing as you work at your own pace and your own projects.

$10/hr plus HST | Please call ahead to make sure there is space and a machine available.

Prerequisite – Our Sewing Basics Class or a Refresher on our sewing machine before you begin ($10 plus HST).

Home Décor – Pillow Workshop

You change the look of any décor in a few fast and easy steps. Learn how to make decorative pillows with an invisible zipper. Sewing Machines provided. You bring your own fabric, thread and zipper.  Or shop our fabrics and we sell invisible zippers. NO sewing experience necessary!!

Class fee $35 + HST Fabrics and notions extra

Class dates and times

Tuesday November 27 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm   OR       Thursday November 29 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bra Making Workshop

This 2 day class focuses on personal bra-making. Classes are small, so you get lots of personal attention. Your teacher will do all the fitting, so you can concentrate on learning how to sew your new beautiful and comfortable bra.

Prerequisite – Sewing experience necessary. Should be able to sew a sleeve into a garment.

 Here’s what’s provided:

  • 2 full days of in-class instruction and all the fitting
  • Custom pattern for your perfectly fitting, most comfortable bra you have ever worn!
  • Course Kit: includes everything to make a bra
  • Really Bad Jokes
  • Fun
  • Free parking
  • Coffee, tea and goodies

You Need to bring:

  • Sewing Machine that will do straight stitches and zigzag stitches, in good working order ( and the manual, if possible)
  • Sharp Scissors (Rotary Cutter if preferred), trimming scissors, paper cutting scissors
  • Pins and an Erasable Marker
  • Pencil and small ruler
  • Your lunch (there are also many good restaurants in the area)

2 Day Workshop  Early Spring 2019 – Call us to get your name on our waiting list!!!

Use our machine or bring your own. Please let us know on registration.

Cost: $250 + HST Includes the pattern, custom fitting, and 2 bra kits. Bring a few colours of thread from home.

Class Payment and Cancellation Policy