We want everyone to learn how to sew! Our Sewing Basics will get you going, from learning your way around a sewing machine to using a pattern to create a pillow and a lined zippered pouch.
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.
Summer Sewing Camp 2022
We’ve had a blast over the summers with our sewists during our Sewing Camps! Our themes for Summer 2022 include Let’s Go to the Beach, Tea Party, Relax at the Spa and Back to School. We have full weeks for ages 9-12 and 2 day options for ages 12- 14. Please click on the themes and dates to register.
All ages are welcome! Whether you are 8 years old or 88 years young. With your desire to learn, we will teach you how to sew in our Sewing Basics 1, 2 & 3. You can be a complete novice or in need of a refresher, as you haven’t sewn since high school! Machine sewing as well as hand sewing. Includes all materials and equipment, including a sewing machine.
Please note there are limited spaces for the summer as we are accommodating those students who had registered prior to the past lockdown, due to Covid.
Long Arm Quilting
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, we can quilt them for you.
With our 20” Amara quilting machine, we use our Pro-Stitcher computer program to perfectly quilt your quilts edge to edge.
We also sell batting, 80% cotton, 20% polyester and wool batting 96″ or 108″ wide Backing fabrics too, 108″ wide.
Please call for pricing.
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. If you bought your machine from us, please call to register.
Learn to Quilt Workshop
In this 5 week workshop, learn quilting basics including, rotary cutting, piecing and pressing, while completing a baby or lap quilt. We supply the rulers, rotary cutters, mats and sewing machines for you to use during class time. Experience all the tools of quilting!
Click below to see dates for Spring 2022!
Open Sewing Time
This is for former and current students who want some extra help with their projects. Whether you didn’t get finished during your class time or you need help with something you’re working on.
Knits, Knits, Knits
Confused about sewing with knits? What pattern to use? What stitches to use? How to hem your garment? This workshop covers everything you need to know, as well as what needles and stitches to use, to ensure success with your projects. Whether you have a regular sewing machine, serger or coverstitch machine.
Sew with Me
Spend a fun afternoon creating an easter egg placemat with your child. Our Sew with Me workshop is for boys and girls, 5 – 7 years old, with an adult, to spend a couple of hours sewing on our sewing machines. No sewing experience necessary.
Hands On Handi Quilter Event
Spend three days learning about longarm quilting and ProStitcher-computerized quilting, on the 20” Amara, set up on a four-foot frame. 2 people per frame! If you have been on the fence about investing in a longarm, this is the event for you! These classes are designed to help you learn more about longarming, or help you improve your current skill set if you are new and still learning! More detailed information in the sign up link below.
Hemming & Mending Workshop
Learn how to hem your pants and fix that rip and sew back on the buttons that have fallen off! And some simple alterations. Bring in 3 – 4 articles of clothing or items that need work. You’ll learn the best way to hem or fix it! We’ll supply the sewing machine!
Need a refresher on YOUR serger? Own one and terrifyed to use it, rethread it.
- Overcome your serging fears by learning all about your serger – how it works, simple threading techniques, and basic construction skills for successful serged projects.
- Learn to select the most appropriate overlock stitch for any type of fabric, whether a delicate woven or a stretchy knit.
- Gain confidence as you learn simple ways to serge curves, corners, and other tricky techniques with ease.
Saturday May 14, 2022 12:30 – 2:30
Quilt Workshop: Borders & Binding
Your quilt top is almost complete but what to do about borders & bindings? How to keep your quilt square? We’ll show you how to calculate yardage, join your borders and how to keep your quilt square. Then you’ll sew samples of a few different types of bindings to take home! Sewing machines, sample fabrics and threads provided.
Love these last minute gifts to make for family and friends. These bowl cozies keep your hands from getting hot, when you’re removing your bowl of soup from the microwave.
In this one night workshop, you’ll create a super versatile bag with a wide base and a wide structured opening that has a wire frame.
Sewing experience is a must to get the bag completed.
Learn to make a stretch lacy bralette with adjustable straps for a fraction of the cost of one in the store. Pattern, fabric and notions supplied. Take home the confidence and pattern to make more! Please supply bra size when registering.
Includes all materials, thread, pattern and the use of our sewing machines! Please bring a basic sewing kit.
Some sewing experience necessary, including threading a sewing machine and understanding and following seam allowances.
Saturday March 5 2022 12:30 – 3:00pm
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.
$12/hr plus HST | Please call ahead to make sure there is space and a machine available. You will need to bring your own thread or purchase in shop.
Prerequisite – Our Sewing Basics Class or a Refresher on our sewing machine before you begin ($10 plus HST).
Home Decor – Pillow Workshop
Get ready for spring! Change the look of your decor with a couple of new pillows. Learn how to make perfectly shaped decorative pillows with invisible zippers. Sewing Machines provided. You bring your own fabric, thread, zippers and pillows. Or purchase in our shop.
Saturday March 12 2022 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Bra Making Workshop April 30 & May 1 2022