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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Summer Sewing Camp

We had a blast over the summer with our sewists during our Sewing Camps!  Our themes included Holidays, Vacation/Sleepover, Cooking and Back to School.  Check out pictures at our Facebook or Instagram page.  We will be doing camps again in 2022. Registration will begin in February.

 

 

 

 

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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.

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.

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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, 80% cotton, 20% polyester and wool batting 96″ or 108″ wide Backing fabrics too, 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.

Dates to be determined.

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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. Winter 2022!

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Open Sewing Time

We know you have those last minute projects to get done before Christmas!  Or you need to sew a secret something. We have scheduled some time to get some help, to get it all done! Click on the day and time that works for you.

 

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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.

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Sew with Me

Spend a fun afternoon creating a Valentine themed project with your child.  Our Sew with Me is for boys and girls, 5 – 8 years old, with an adult, to spend a couple of hours learning hand and machine sewing and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and treats. No sewing experience necessary.  We supply all the materials.

Saturday February 12 2022

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Mitten Making Workshop

Have 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.

Dates to be determined

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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! Afraid of installing them.  Lap, Exposed, Invisible zippers. This is a hands on workshop. Create your own samples and take home instructions to have as reference for your own projects!

Sewing machines, zippers, fabrics and threads provided.  
 
Saturday Feb 19, 2022 12:30 – 2:30

 

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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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March Break

Coming March 15 – 17, 2022. Projects still to be determined. Cost will include all materials. Ages 9-13 yrs. Please email us to be added to our waiting list.

 

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Bowl Cozies

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.

 

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Necessary Clutch 

 

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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.  

Saturday March 5 2022 12:30 – 3:00pm

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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.

$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 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  Please email us to be put on a waiting list. Date still to be determined, but will be late spring.

 

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Class Payment and Cancellation Policy