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 or serger? Learn the basics including threading, maintenance 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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Summer Sewing Camp 2018

Sign up your kids for an unforgettable summer camp! This is for sewers and non-sewers alike. Ages 9-14 years old. All materials, supplies, snacks included.

Sorry all camp weeks are full!
See our Calendar for dates and more information.

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Hemming Workshop

Learn different methods for hemming. Bring 3 articles of clothing that require hems and we’ll show you how to hem for each type of clothing item. For example, dress pants, jeans, blouse or t-shirt. We have sergers and coverstitch machines to give that professional finish!

2 hour session $40 plus HST

Check out our calendar for dates.

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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

Join in the newest sewing craze! 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 flower planter, trinket bowl, fruit bowl, knitting basket….. 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 July 7, 12:30 – 3:00pm  OR Wednesday July 18, 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 date and time

Wednesday June 27 to July 25, 6:30 – 8:30pm

 

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Camden Bowl

The Camden Bowl is created from strips of fabric and fusible batting. Then Personalize with buttons of your choice!  Come in and choose your fabrics in advance of the class, as there is some prep work required to ensure you’re able to complete the bowl during the class time.

Class fee $40 + HST  Pattern & supplies extra

2 Dates to choose from

Monday June 25, 6:00pm – 9:00pm OR Wednesday July 18, 12:00 – 3:00pm

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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 dates

Monday July 9 AND Monday July 16, 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

Friday July 20 10:00am – 1:00pm  AND Friday August 24 10:00 – 1:00pm

 

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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.

Class fee $35 + HST Fabrics and notions extra

Class dates

Tuesday August 7, 1:00pm – 3:00pm OR Wednesday August 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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 – Some sewing experience would be a good thing! 

 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
  • Lunch on Sunday
  • Fun!

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
  • Your own lunch on Saturday (there are also many good restaurants in the area)

2 Day Workshop to be announced Fall 2018

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

Cost: $TBD

Class Payment and Cancellation Policy