Sewing Classes

 

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.

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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, and equipment.

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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.

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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 96″ or 108″ wide and backing fabrics, 108″ wide.

Please call for pricing.

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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.

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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.

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Sew with Me

Spend a fun afternoon creating a gnome with your child.  Our Sew with Me is for boys and girls, 5 – 7 years old, with an adult, to spend a couple of hours hand sewing. No sewing experience necessary.  We supply all the materials.

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Ready to Wear

This is for experienced sewists, looking to work on more advanced projects.  We’ll help you with fittings, sewing techniques and finishing. Use our sewing machines, coverstitch machine and sergers, to get that professional look!

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Hand Sewing

Learn the basics of hand sewing. From threading a needle easily, tying a knot, sewing on buttons that won’t fall off, to hemming your pants or skirt.  We’ll show you various stitches including a running stitch, back stitch, blanket stitch. Invisibly sew a seam closed in your home dec pillow. We supply the sample fabrics to sew on. Please bring a basic sewing kit, including a couple of sizes of hand needles and thread.

No experience necessary! 

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Mitten Making Workshop

Got an old sweater you’re no longer interested in wearing? Even if it has a rip or a hole, it can still be repurposed into a pair of warm, winter mittens. 

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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!

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Zipper Workshop

Mystified by zippers! Lap, Exposed, Invisible zipper applications. Create samples and take-home instructions for these zippers as reference for your own projects! We will also discuss zipper repairs.

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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.

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PA Day

Includes all materials. Ages 8 and up.

TBD

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Summer Sewing Camps 2020

We had a blast with our summer camps! We only had 4 kids per week and made some very cool projects. Check out our Instagram or on Facebook for pictures.

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March Break Sewing 2021

                   TBD

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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! Please bring a basic sewing kit.

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

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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. 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

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. 

Bra Making Workshop TBD

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)

This is a 2 Day Workshop  TBD

 

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Class Payment and Cancellation Policy