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.
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
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
Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30 am OR 12:30 – 2:30 pm
4 week session $160.00 plus HST
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
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 $45 plus HST
Check out our calendar for dates.
Jalie Bomber Jacket
Create your own custom bomber jacket to suit your style! A bomber jacket is oh so cool, though it’s slightly sportier and might even be easier to wear. You can wear this outerwear staple with everything, from a classic pair of jeans to a sweater dress to wide-leg trousers. The body of the jacket can be made from a stable knit, faux leather (we sell black), printed satin or even denim. The sleeves can be a stable knit (we sell dark navy). The combinations are unlimited.
Class dates and time: Thursday May 16, 23, 30 & June 6, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $160.00 + HST Includes the pattern and use of our sewing machines. Fabric and notions extra.
Do you have a child who is eager to learn how to sew or just curious about sewing? Our Sew with Me is for boys and girls, 5 years and up, with an adult, to spend a couple of hours making 2 little zippered pouches, we call Friendship Pods. They can be used as a coin pouch, or lip balm holder. Together you will work on one sewing machine. No sewing experience necessary from the adult! We supply all the materials and the sewing machine.
Class date: Thursday August 22, 2019 1:30 – 3:30
Cost: $25 + HST
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:Wednesday July 17 & Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $150.00 Includes muslin fabric and the use of our sewing machines.
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 favourite 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.
Class dates: Tuesday June 4 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Fee $55 + HST
Quilting Basics – Borders & Bindings
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 and join your borders and binding, keeping 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.
Tuesday May 21, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Classic White Shirt
A classic white shirt is a staple everyone should have in their wardrobe. And a perfectly fitted one is even better! In this class we will alter the paper pattern as necessary to fit your body. Vogue 8689 has adjustments for your unique bust measurements. You will learn how to do felt fell seams, practice collar and collar stand insertion, perfect your top stitching and position the buttons just for your body!
We supply the sewing machines, cutting and marking tools. Fabrics, pattern, and notions/thread, buttons, interfacing not included. We do sell fabrics, thread and interfacing in our shop. 10% off when you sign up for the class.
Class dates: 4 week class – Thursday March 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30 pm – 8: 30 pm
Cost: $150.00 + HST Does not include fabric, pattern and notions(thread, buttons, interfacing)
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.
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 $75 + HST Pattern and use of sewing machine is included. Fabric, interfacings, thread and hardware extra.
Class dates Tues June 11 AND June 18, 2019 6:30 – 9:00pm
Information coming soon!
Information coming soon!
Information coming soon!
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.
Tuesday April 23, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
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
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!
- 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 colours of thread
- Your lunch (there are also many good restaurants in the area)
This is a 2 Day Workshop Saturday And Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm each day. Dates for the fall to be determined. If you are interested, please send us an email and we will add you to our list.
Cost: $250 + HST Includes the pattern, custom fitting and 2 bra kits. 50% deposit due with registration.
Class Payment and Cancellation Policy