CURRICULUM

All scheduled classes are conducted live, via video!

As a result, you will require your own sewing machine & iron/ironing board.

NOTE: Sewing classes for adults only (18 yrs +)

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Zipper Workshop

* 2 classes (2 hrs each)

* $100 + HST

* 4 hours total

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

* Supplies not included

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


Skills taught:

- exposed zipper installation

- invisible zipper installation

- regular zipper installation

- lapped zipper installation

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Throw Pillows Workshop

* 3.5 hour workshop

* $85 + HST

* Level 1

* Supplies not included

An accent pillow is the perfect way to update your home decor!  Grab some stunning fabric and explore the world of sewing.

 

Skills taught:

- how to use a sewing machine

- double fold hem

- edge stitching

 

Our project:

- envelope pillow case

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Sewing Life Skills

* 4 classes (2 hrs each)

* $200 + HST

* 8 hours total

* Level 1

* Supplies not included

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 a 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!

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Sewing Basics: Home

* 4 classes (2 hrs each)

* $200 + HST

* 8 hours total

* Level 1

* Supplies not included

A great introduction to the art of sewing without too many details or complications. Sew three fun 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 a sewing machine

- 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

- pillowcase

- zippered pouch


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

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Sewing Adventures 4

* 4 classes (2.5 hrs each)

* $250 + HST

* 10 hours total

* Level 2 (must have completed 1 garment sewing course or equivalent, and be comfortable using commercial patterns)

* Supplies not included

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 weekly demonstrations to improve your sewing technique. We'll help you purchase the right supplies, show you how to adjust your pattern for a better fit, and guide you through the garment construction process. Happy sewing!


Demonstrations:

Week 1 - introduction, adjusting your pattern for fit, catch stitching

Week 2 - walking foot and quilting guide

Week 3 - piping

Week 4 - crocheted thread chains


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

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Sewing Adventures 3

* 4 classes (2.5 hrs each)

* $250 + HST

* 10 hours total

* Level 2 (must have completed 1 garment sewing course or equivalent, and be comfortable using commercial patterns)

* Supplies not included

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 weekly demonstrations to improve your sewing technique. We'll help you purchase the right supplies, show you how to adjust your pattern for a better fit, and guide you through the garment construction process. Happy sewing!


Demonstrations:

Week 1 - introduction, adjusting your pattern for fit, shortening a zipper

Week 2 - hand sewn backstitch

Week 3 - bias tape

Week 4 - horsehair braid


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

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Sewing Adventures 2

* 4 classes (2.5 hrs each)

* $250 + HST

* 10 hours total

* Level 2 (must have completed 1 garment sewing course or equivalent, and be comfortable using commercial patterns)

* Supplies not included

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 weekly demonstrations to improve your sewing technique. We'll help you purchase the right supplies, show you how to adjust your pattern for a better fit, and guide you through the garment construction process. Happy sewing!


Demonstrations:

Week 1 - introduction, adjusting your pattern for fit, understitching

Week 2 - lapped zipper installation

Week 3 - concave and convex curves (clipping v.s. notching)

Week 4 - shirring


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

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Sewing Adventures 1

* 4 classes (2.5 hrs each)

* $250 + HST

* 10 hours total

* Level 2 (must have completed 1 garment sewing course or equivalent, and be comfortable using commercial patterns)

* Supplies not included

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 weekly demonstrations to improve your sewing technique. We'll help you purchase the right supplies, show you how to adjust your pattern for a better fit, and guide you through the garment construction process. Happy sewing!


Demonstrations:

Week 1 - introduction, adjusting your pattern for fit, gathering

Week 2 - regular zipper installation

Week 3 - stitch-in-the-ditch

Week 4 - buttonholes


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

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Retro Aprons

* 2 classes (3 hrs each)

* $150 + HST

* 6 hours total

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

* Supplies not included

A retro apron so fabulous, you'll want to wear it every day! Customize our pattern so it fits YOU and sew something new.


Skills taught:

- customizing our pattern

- gathering

- patch pockets

- edge stitching

- hemming a curve

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Pillowcase Workshop

* 4 hour workshop

* $100 + HST

* Level 1

* Supplies not included

Sew a seriously gorgeous pillowcase. Learn how to work with fabric and get comfortable using your sewing machine.


Skills taught:

- how to use a sewing machine

- pivoting

- basting

- sewing a circular seam

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Picnic Blanket Workshop

* 2 classes (4 hours each)

* $200 + HST

* 8 hours total

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

* Supplies not included

We just LOVE this blanket! With a layer of padding for comfort, and a water proof backing, it's sure to make this summer the best one yet!


Skills taught:

- quilting 101

- topstitching 

- basting

- stitch-in-the-ditch

- mitered corners


Our project:

- picnic blanket

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Makeup Bag Workshop

* 3.5 hr workshop

* $85 + HST

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

* Supplies not included

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

 

Skills taught:

- cutting out your fabric on grain

- installing an exposed zipper

- squared corners

- edge stitching


Our project:

- makeup bag

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Make Your Pants

* 7 classes (2.5 hrs each)

* $360 + HST

* 17.5 hours total

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

* Supplies not included

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


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

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Learn To Sew

* 8 classes (2.5 hrs each)

* $395 + HST

* 20 hours total

* Level 1

* Supplies not included

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. Make a skirt fit for YOU and a cute tote bag too!


Skills taught:

- how to use a sewing machine

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

- how to take proper measurements

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

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

- installing an invisible zipper

- altering your skirt for that custom fit


Our projects:

- tote bag

- skirt


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

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Infinity Scarf Workshop

* 3 hr workshop

* $75 + HST

* Level 1

* Supplies not included

It's cozy, stylish, and the perfect accessory for any season!  Plus, this workshop is a breezy introduction to working with knits.  Let's sew!


Skills taught:

- how to use a sewing machine

- working with knits 101

- edge stitching

 

Our project:

- infinity scarf

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Hand Embroidery

* 2 classes (3 hrs each)

* $150 + HST

* 6 hours total

* Level 1

* Supplies not included

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

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Fashion Headbands Workshop

* 3 hr workshop

* $75 + HST

* Level 1

* Supplies not included

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

- working with knits 101

- adjusting our pattern for that perfect fit!

 

Our project:

- 2 fashion headbands

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DIY Purses

* 4 weeks (3 hr classes)

* $300 + HST

* 12 hours total

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

* Supplies not included

Sew a fabulous purse! Learn how to install a recessed zipper, purse lining, create pockets, and more. 

 

Skills taught:

- creating pockets
- installing a recessed zipper

- sewing a purse lining

- creating tabs

- edge stitching


Our project:

- purse

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Commercial Patterns 101 Workshop

* 3.5 hr workshop

* $85 + HST

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

* Supplies not included

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

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Christmas Stockings Workshop

* 4 hour workshop

* $100 + HST

* Level 2 (must have completed 1 sewing course)

* Supplies not included

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