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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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 1:00 – 3:00 pm     OR

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

Thursdays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm OR

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

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? 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.

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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 February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost: $160.00 + HST Includes the pattern and use of our sewing machines. Fabric and notions extra

 

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Mitten Workshop

Winter is coming!  Be ready with your warm mittens made from an worn wool sweater.
Bring an old sweater washed in hot water and dried in the dryer to shrink it.  We provide the fleece lining and the sewing machine! A bit of sewing experience helpful.
Cost $35 + HST
Class dates
Saturday January 12 12:30 – 2:30pm    OR   Tuesday January 29, 6:30 – 8:30pm

 

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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 4 week class, 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:Thursday April 4, 11, 18 & 25  6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Cost: $160.00 Includes the Tunic Bible book, muslin fabric and the use of our sewing machines.

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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 trinket bowl, fruit bowl, knitting basket for your favourtie 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.

2 dates available to chose from
Class dates: Tuesday January 15 6:30pm – 9:00pm OR  Saturday January 19, 12:30 – 3:00pm
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 dates and time

Tuesday February 5, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

 

 

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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)

 

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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 date

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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

 

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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 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

Class dates: Saturday February 9  12:30 – 3:00 pm  OR  Tuesday February 12  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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)

2 Day Workshop Saturday March 30 AND Sunday March 31, 2019  9:30 am – 4:00 pm each day

Cost: $250 + HST Includes the pattern, custom fitting and 2 bra kits. 50% deposit due with registration.

Class Payment and Cancellation Policy