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!

Fridays 4:30 – 6:00pm | 5 week session $165.00 plus HST SORRY, our After School on Fridays is now full for Sept. Please call to go on our waiting list. 

OR

Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00pm | 5 week session $165.00 plus HST  SORRY, our Tuesday After School is now full for Sept.  Please call to go on our waiting list. 

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Sewing Basics

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.

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

Mondays OR Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00 pm  OR

Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30 am  OR  12:30 – 2:30 pm

4 week session $165.00 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 $50 plus HST

Check out our calendar for dates.

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T Shirt Quilt Workshop

Create a Memory Quilt….gather up those t-shirts that have been sitting in your cupboard and stitch them together to make a quilt!  Basic sewing skills or Sewing Basics 1 required.

Saturday November 23 AND 24, 2019                 9:30 am – 4:00 pm each day

Cost: $155.00 + HST Includes the use of our garment press, irons and sewing machines.                                                  Interfacing, fabric for sashing, borders, backing and notions extra.

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Sew with Me

Spend a fun afternoon creating a winter gnome with your child.  Our Sew with Me is for boys and girls, 5 years and up, with an adult, to spend a couple of hours learning hand sewing and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and treats. No sewing experience necessary.  We supply all the materials.

Saturday December 14, 2019                     12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cost: $25 + HST

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Tunic

A tunic can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose.  By simply changing a single detail and the fabric, you can affect the tunic’s entire appearance.  Create your own one of a kind tunic.  During this 2 day workshop, we’ll be using the The Tunic Bible book by Julie Starr & Sarah Gunn.  This book has so many inspirations, you’ll want to make more!

Class dates: TBA

Cost: Includes muslin fabric and the use of our sewing machines.

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Wallets, Wallets, Wallets!

The Slimline Wallet is a straight forward & easy to follow pattern. Its simple & lightweight, perfect as an introduction into bag making. A perfect gift for anyone who likes the “minimalist” look and doesn’t want to carry “everything but the kitchen sink” with them.  Will hold a slim cell phone as well!

Some sewing experience necessary to get this done in the allotted time.

Saturday Dec 7, 2019 12:30 – 3:00 pm

OR

Monday Dec 16, 2019 6:30 – 9:00 pm

$45 + HST Includes use of our sewing machine, the interfacing and snaps. Does not include the pattern and fabrics

 

 

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Quilting Basics 

Have you always wanted to make a quilt, but don’t know where to start?  Or have you made a few and need some guidance to perfect your technique.  Our Quilting Basics will cover everything from fabric choice, cutting perfect squares, measuring for perfect borders, to quilting your quilt and then binding it.  You’ll be able to use all of our tools and sewing machine during class.  You will have homework to get the quilt done in the allotted time.  If you don’t have a machine at home you can come and use ours for $10/hour.

Two, 4 Class/Sessions available.  Please Note: The classes do not run consecutively, as to give you time to sew at home in between sessions. 

Cost: $150.00 + HST  Does not include, fabrics,batting, backing fabric or thread.  All of this is available for purchase in our shop!

Tuesday Sept 17, Oct 1, 15 & 29th,  6:30 – 8:30 

OR

Thursday Sept 19, Oct 3, 10 & 24 (Oct 3 & 10 are consecutive, as we are at the Creative Festival on Oct 17)

 

 

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The Totes Ma Tote is… Totally Ma Tote! We love this bag. A nice large, trendy looking tote with straps attached with four shiny buckles in grommets. It’s useful, and it’s professional looking too.

It’s not just a normal tote. Plenty of pockets! There are 3 options for pockets inside: A zipper pocket, a double slip pocket and a large pocket suitable for a small tablet, reader or just those pesky bills. Finished size is approx. 17″ wide x 12″ tall x 4″ deep.

This pattern is suitable for an intermediate sewer. So some sewing experience necessary. 

Cost $75 + HST Includes the pattern and the use of our machines. Fabric, interfacings, notions and hardware, extra. Can be purchased in our shop.

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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 is necessary.

Fee for Workshop $75 + HST Pattern and use of sewing machine is included. Fabric, interfacings, thread and hardware extra.

Class dates Saturday October 12 AND Oct 26, 12:30 – 3:00 pm

 

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PA Day

Spend the morning cutting and sewing, to create a special project for Christmas!  Includes all materials. Ages 8 and up.

Cost: $50 + HST 

Friday November 22, 2019 9:30 – 12:30

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New Class

Information coming soon!

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New Class

Information coming soon!

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Lacy Bralette

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!

Cost $60 + HST

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

Wednesday Nov 27, 2019 6:30-9:00pm

 

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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 Decor – Pillow Workshop

You can change the look of your décor with a few, fast and easy steps. 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, your fabrics and invisible zippers. 10% off fabrics and notions bought for classes. Come in at least a few days prior if shopping in store.

You’ll need 2 – 22″ invisible zippers and 1 metre of fabric to make 2 – 18″ pillows. A bit of sewing experience helpful, but not necessary!

Class fee $40 + HST Fabrics and notions(thread and zippers) extra

Thursday November 28, 2019 6:30 – 8:30

 

Bra Making Workshop Spring 2020

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!
  • Paper for tracing your pattern
  • Course Kit: includes everything to make a bra
  • Really Bad Jokes
  • Free parking on the street or in the Green P lot behind the shop
  • 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)  OR use ours. Let us know upon registration.
  • Ball Point sewing machine needles, whether you bring yours or use ours
  • Sharp Fabric Scissors (Rotary Cutter if preferred, we have mats), trimming scissors (Applique scissors), paper cutting scissors
  • Pins and an Erasable Marker
  • Pencil and small ruler
  • A few spools of coloured of thread. (Your first bra will be white. Its a great idea to sew in a contrast thread so you can see your stitching, as this bra will be your reference for future bras)
  • Your lunch (there are also many good restaurants in the area)

Class coming Spring 2020 This will be a 2 Day Workshop Saturday And Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm each day.

Cost: TBD + HST Includes the pattern, custom fitting and 2 bra kits. 50% deposit due with registration.

Class Payment and Cancellation Policy