Christmas Stockings Workshop

4 hour workshop - $95 + HST

* Includes all supplies

* Adult class

* Level 2 (must have completed 1 sewing course)

Join us for some holiday cheer!  Sew a classic, velvet, fully lined Christmas stocking for yourself or a loved one. 

 

Skills taught:

- working with velvet, faux suede

- sewing on a curve

- introduction to working with linings

- edge stitching

Our project:

- Christmas stocking

Class times:

  • Tuesday, November 19, 5pm - 9pm

Sewing Basics: Home

4 classes (2 hrs each) - $180 + HST

* 8 hours total

* Adult class

* Level 1

A great introduction to the art of sewing without too many details or complications. Sew three stunning projects in just four weeks and learn how to ace classic sewing techniques. Stitch your way to a beautiful home!

Skills taught:

- how to use the sewing and serging machines

- fabric basics (getting your fabric 'on grain', how to select the right fabric for your projects)

- double fold hem

- edge stitching

- pivoting

- installing an exposed zipper

Our projects:

- throw pillow

- pillow case

- zippered pouch

* Supplies not included.

There will be fun homework in this course (selecting fabric for your projects, washing it, cutting it out) but this takes time.  Please be prepared to do your homework outside of class!

Class times:

  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (November 26 - December 17)

  • Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (January 13 - February 3)

Sewing Life Skills

4 classes (2 hrs each) - $180 + HST

* 8 hours total

* Adult class

* Level 1

Sometimes your clothes just need a quick fix.  If you're tired of having to send them to someone else, join us for Sewing Life Skills and learn how to rock the most common sewing repairs and alterations.

Skills taught:

- how to use the sewing machine

- hand-sewing techniques

- how to sew on a button and create a thread shank

- mending holes in seamlines

- repairing or altering an existing hemline

- adjusting fit (taking in, letting out, shortening, lengthening)

...and more!

* Supplies not included.

Class times:

  • Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (November 28 - December 19)

  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (January 14 - February 4)

  • Saturdays, 2:30pm - 4:30pm (February 8 - February 29)

Retro Aprons

2 classes (3 hrs each) - $150 + HST

* 6 hours total

* Adult class

* Level 2 (must have completed 1 sewing course or equivalent)

* Includes all supplies!

A retro apron so fabulous, you'll want to wear it every day! Customize the pattern so it fits YOU and choose from a selection of awesome fabrics.

Skills taught:

- customizing your pattern

- gathering

- patch pockets

- edge stitching

- hemming a curve

Class times:

  • Mondays, 6pm - 9pm (December 9 AND December 16)​

Learn To Sew

7 or 8 classes - $350 + HST

20 hours total

* Adult class

* Level 1

Want to learn how to make your own clothes? Join us for our comprehensive beginner course! Learn how to sew while exploring the world of fabric, commercial patterns, alterations, and garment construction. You'll make a skirt fit for YOU and a cute tote bag too!

Skills taught:

- how to use the sewing and serging machines

- sewing techniques (pleats, darts, basting, and more!)

- fabric basics (getting your fabric 'on grain', how to select the right fabric for your projects)

- installing an invisible zipper

- how to take proper measurements

- how to work with commercial patterns (and how to pick the pattern that best compliments you!)

- altering your skirt for that custom fit

Our projects:

- tote bag

- skirt

NOTE:

* Supplies not included.

* There will be fun homework in this course (selecting fabric for your projects, washing it, cutting it out) but this takes time.  Please be prepared to do your homework outside of class!

Class times:​​​

  • Saturdays, 10am - 12:30pm (January 11 - February 29)​

  • Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9pm (January 16 - March 5)

  • Tuesdays, 6pm - 9pm (February 18 - March 31)

Sewing Adventures 4

4 classes (2.5 hrs each) - $200 + HST

* 10 hours total

* Adult class

* Level 2 (must have completed 1 garment sewing course or equivalent)

Already know how to sew with commercial patterns but want to try something new with an instructor by your side? Join us for sewing guidance, tips, and new demonstrations each class to improve your sewing technique. We'll help you pick the best commercial pattern and all necessary supplies. Happy sewing!

Weekly demonstrations:

- catch stitching

- walking foot and quilting guide

- piping

- crocheted thread chains

Project ideas:

- skirt
- top

- pants

- dress

- pajamas

- baby clothes
- clothing for your pets

- accessories (ties, bow ties, bags, and more!)

NOTE:

* Supplies not included.

* There will be fun homework in this course (shopping for fabric for your project, washing it, cutting it out) but this takes time.  Please be prepared to do your homework outside of class!

Class times:​

  • Saturdays, 2:30pm - 5pm (January 11 - February 1)

  • Make Your Pants

    7 classes (2.5 hrs each) - $310 + HST

    * 17.5 hours total

    * Adult class

    * Level 3 (must have completed 2 garment sewing courses or equivalent)

    Let's make pants (or shorts)! Learn how to adjust your pattern for a great fit, and enjoy weekly demos on belt loops, pockets, fly front zippers, and more!

    Skills taught:

    - how to assess fit (tissue fitting, making a muslin)

    - how to adjust your pattern

    - 6 new sewing techniques 

    Weekly demonstrations:

    - front hip pockets

    - inseam pockets

    - fly front zipper installation

    - waistbands (stitch-in-the-ditch)

    - belt loops

    - machine blind hem

    Our project:

    - pants

    NOTE:

    * Supplies not included.

    * There will be fun homework in this course (selecting fabric for your project, washing it, cutting it out) but this takes time.  Please be prepared to do your homework outside of class!

    Class times:

  • Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9pm (January 15 - February 26)

  • Hand Embroidery

    2 classes (3 hrs each) - $140 + HST

    * 6 hours total

    * Adult class

    * Level 1

    * Includes all supplies!

    Embroidery is seriously on-trend.  Learn 8 classic embroidery stitches, and discover the fun of painting with a needle and thread! We'll help you create your own design and bring it to life.

    Skills taught:

    - hand-sewing techniques

    - how to create your embroidery template

    - 8 embroidery stitches

    Stitch styles:

    - running stitch

    - backstitch

    - satin stitch

    - fly stitch

    - chain stitch

    - lazy daisy stitch

    - French knot

    - blanket stitch

    Class times:

  • Monday AND Tuesday, 6pm - 9pm (February 10 AND 11)

  • Sewing Adventures 1

    4 classes (2.5 hrs each) - $200 + HST

    * 10 hours total

    * Adult class

    * Level 2 (must have completed 1 garment sewing course or equivalent)

    Already know how to sew with commercial patterns but want to try something new with an instructor by your side? Join us for sewing guidance, tips, and new demonstrations each class to improve your sewing technique. We'll help you pick the best commercial pattern and all necessary supplies. Happy sewing!

    Weekly demonstrations:

    - gathering

    - regular zipper installation

    - stitch-in-the-ditch

    - buttonholes

    Project ideas:

    - skirt
    - top

    - pants

    - dress

    - pajamas

    - baby clothes
    - clothing for your pets

    - accessories (ties, bow ties, bags, and more!)

    NOTE:

    * Supplies not included.

    * There will be fun homework in this course (shopping for fabric for your project, washing it, cutting it out) but this takes time.  Please be prepared to do your homework outside of class!

    Class times:​

  • Mondays, 6:30pm - 9pm (February 24 - March 16)

  • Sewing Social

    (Studio Rental Time)

    3 hour session - $35 + HST

    * Adult class

    * Level 2 (must have completed 1 sewing course or equivalent)

    Join us for sewing fun! Work on your latest project while enjoying great tunes, a clean workspace, and awesome people. It's the perfect way to practice and apply the skills you've learned in class. See you soon!

    NOTE: This service is only available for current or former students who know how to use our sewing machines. If you haven't taken a class with us yet, but would like to attend our Sewing Socials, please contact us about scheduling a 30-60 min. private lesson to familiarize yourself with our machines and work space.

    NOTE: The Sewing Socials are designed to be a fun sewing opportunity where you can practice the skills you've learned in class, and enjoy the use of our equipment. If you'd like to learn new techniques, please book one of our group classes or a private lesson. Thank you!

    * Supplies not included.

    Class times:

    • Friday, December 13, 6pm - 9pm

    • Friday, January 24, 6pm - 9pm

    • Friday, February 21, 6pm - 9pm

    Zipper Workshop

    4 hr workshop - $75 + HST

    * Adult class

    * Level 2 (must have completed 1 sewing course or equivalent)

    * Includes all supplies

    Learn how to sew zippers like a pro! This technique based workshop will cover 4 types of zipper installations. 

    Skills taught:

    - regular zipper installation

    - exposed zipper installation

    - lapped zipper installation

    - invisible zipper installation

    Class times:

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

    Sewing Adventures 2

    4 classes (2.5 hrs each) - $200 + HST

    * 10 hours total

    * Adult class

    * Level 2 (must have completed 1 garment sewing course or equivalent)

    Already know how to sew with commercial patterns but want to try something new with an instructor by your side? Join us for sewing guidance, tips, and new demonstrations each class to improve your sewing technique. We'll help you pick the best commercial pattern and all necessary supplies. Happy sewing!

    Weekly demonstrations:

    - understitching

    - lapped zipper installation

    - concave and convex curves (clipping v.s. notching)

    - shirring

    Project ideas:

    - skirt
    - top

    - pants

    - dress

    - pajamas

    - baby clothes
    - clothing for your pets

    - accessories (ties, bow ties, bags, and more!)

    NOTE:

    * Supplies not included.

    * There will be fun homework in this course (shopping for fabric for your project, washing it, cutting it out) but this takes time.  Please be prepared to do your homework outside of class!

    Class times:​

  • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

  • Sewing Adventures 3

    4 classes (2.5 hrs each) - $200 + HST

    * 10 hours total

    * Adult class

    * Level 2 (must have completed 1 garment sewing course or equivalent)

    Already know how to sew with commercial patterns but want to try something new with an instructor by your side? Join us for sewing guidance, tips, and new demonstrations each class to improve your sewing technique. We'll help you pick the best commercial pattern and all necessary supplies. Happy sewing!

    Weekly demonstrations:

    - shortening a zipper

    - hand sewn backstitch

    - bias tape

    - horsehair braid

    Project ideas:

    - skirt
    - top

    - pants

    - dress

    - pajamas

    - baby clothes
    - clothing for your pets

    - accessories (ties, bow ties, bags, and more!)

    NOTE:

    * Supplies not included.

    * There will be fun homework in this course (shopping for fabric for your project, washing it, cutting it out) but this takes time.  Please be prepared to do your homework outside of class!

    Class times:​

  • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

  • Throw Pillows Workshop

    3.5 hour workshop - $85 + HST

    * Adult class

    * Level 1

    * Includes all supplies

    An accent pillow is the perfect way to update your home decor!  Choose from a selection of stunning canvas and learn how to sew and serge.

     

    Skills taught:

    - how to use a sewing machine

    - how to use a serger machine

    - double fold hem

    - edge stitching

     

    Our project:

    - envelope pillow case (pillow form provided)

     

    Class times:​

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

    Picnic Blanket Workshop

    2 classes (4 hours each) - $195 + HST

    * 8 hours total

    * Adult class

    * Level 2 (must have completed 1 sewing course or equivalent)

    * Includes all supplies!

    OMG - we seriously LOVE this blanket! It has a layer of felt padding for comfort and a water proof backing. Make this summer the best one yet!

    Skills taught:

    - quilting 101

    - topstitching 

    - basting

    - stitch-in-the-ditch

    - mitered corners

    Our project:

    - picnic blanket

    Class times:

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

    Makeup Bag Workshop

    3.5 hr workshop - $75 + HST

    * Adult class

    * Level 2 (must have completed 1 sewing course or equivalent)

    * Includes all supplies!

    The perfect bag for all your 'must have' items. Learn how to sew an exposed zipper, squared corners, and more!

     

    Skills taught:

    - how to use a serger

    - cutting out your fabric on grain

    - installing an exposed zipper

    - squared corners

    - edge stitching

    Our project:

    - makeup bag

     

    Class times:

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

    Infinity Scarf Workshop

    3 hr workshop - $80 + HST

    * Adult class

    * Level 1

    * Includes all supplies

    It's cozy, stylish, and the perfect accessory for any season!  This workshop is a great introduction to sewing, and the basics of working with knitwear.  We also provide a fabulous selection of fabrics to choose from. Let's sew!

    Skills taught:

    - how to use a sewing machine

    - introduction to sewing with knitwear

    - edge stitching

     

    Our project:

    - infinity scarf

     

    Class times:

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

    Pillow Case Workshop

    4 hour workshop - $85 + HST

    * Adult class

    * Level 1

    * Includes all supplies

    Sew a seriously gorgeous pillow case. Choose from a selection of fabrics and learn how to sew and serge.

    Skills taught:

    - how to use the sewing machine and serger

    - pivoting

    - basting

    - sewing a circular seam

     

    Class times:

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

    Commercial Patterns 101 Workshop

    3.5 hr workshop - $70 + HST

    * Adult class

    * Level 2 (must have completed 1 sewing course or equivalent)

    * Includes all supplies

    Do commercial patterns mystify you? This lecture-style workshop is for all the sewers out there who have questions about working with commercial patterns!  Learn how to decipher the information on the pattern envelope and instruction pages, test the fit, alter the pattern, and more!

     

    Skills taught:

    - understanding the information on the pattern envelope, instruction pages, & pattern pieces

    - how to test the fit (tissue fittings, making a muslin)

    - how to make basic alterations to the pattern tissue (blend sizes, lengthen/shorten, etc.)

    - how to lay out your pattern pieces

    - tips on purchasing fabric

    Class times:

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

    DIY Purses

    4 weeks (3 hr classes) - $275 + HST

    * 12 hours total

    * Adult class

    * Level 3 (must have completed 2 sewing courses or equivalent)

    * Includes all supplies

    Sew a fabulous purse! Learn how to install a recessed zipper, purse lining, create pockets, and more. Several styles and fabrics to choose from.

     

    Skills taught:

    - creating pockets
    - installing a recessed zipper

    - sewing a purse lining

    - creating tabs
    - sewing in a side panel

    - edge stitching

    Our project:

    - purse

    Class times:

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

    Fashion Headbands Workshop

    3 hr workshop - $75 + HST

    * Adult class

    * Level 1

    * Includes all supplies

    Rock a stylin' up-do this season.  Learn the basics of sewing with knits and stitch up two headbands!

     

    Skills taught:

    - how to use a sewing machine

    - knitwear 101

    - cutting out your fabric

    - adjusting your pattern for that perfect fit!

     

    Our project:

    - 2 fashion headbands

    Class times:

    • TBA (Click "Register Now" if you'd like to be notified once this course is scheduled!)

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