Past sewing classes

We’ve begun to save some of our past classes here. If you see one you missed that you would like us to run again, please contact us and we will try to make it happen. Thanks, as always.

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“Frags” 1 Placemats

Learn Valerie Millers “frag” techniques while creating these fun and unique placemats.

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Double Flip Shoulder Bag


There are lots of pockets in this Emmaline Bag to hide all sorts of stuff. Learn efficient ways to insert zippers.

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Embroidered Ladies Tote Bag

These monochrome designs are classy, whether you choose to make the tote or have another project in mind.
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Making Friends With Your SergerBe Serger Savvy

From our 20+ years of teaching serger classes, our feedback indicates that  Serger Savvy can be fun and informative, suitable for all levels of students.

In  this “hands on” class, the focus will be on practical applications of overlocking with particular emphases on “cause and effect”. Topics covered will include standard 4 thread stitch, 3 thread wide and narrow, rolled hem, pseudo rolled hem, 2 thread edges, decorative edging, inside corners, outside corners and ovals.

Participants can expect to come away with a new appreciation of the overlocking process!

Bring your serger in good working order, 4 or 5 cones of thread, small scissors and all the accessories that you have.

YOU, OUR CUSTOMERS, ARE STILL ASKING FOR THIS CLASS. SIGN UP NOW AND BE SURE TO ATTEND.

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The Road Trip Wallet

The Road Trip Wallet features 2 full-length zipper pockets that form the front and back “covers” of this book-like wallet. These covers flip open to reveal a center zipper pouch with an ID Window Pocket, and 2 sections of credit card slot pockets. The small size holds 10 cards, and the large, 16.

Use my unique method to create the straightest credit card slots! Draw your card slot lines quickly and precisely with our plastic template, available HERE at emmalinebags.com. Choose from 3 versions of closures to finish off your wallet. Note: Version C works with the large size only because the ID Pocket interferes with the snap in the small size.

Small Size:  Width- 6 1/2” (16.5 cm) Height– 4.5” (11.5 cm) Depth- 3/4” (19 mm)
Large Size:  Width- 8” (20 cm) Height– 4.5” (11.5 cm) Depth- 3/4” (19 mm)
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Dash’n Circle Pocket Pillow

We met the designer of these patterns at Quilt Canada and I was
impressed by the uniqueness of technique and style. Valery Miller is from the Ottawa area. She was very helpful and charming.
Included in the pattern are full sized templates. No enlargement
necessary.

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Moroccan Tiles

 Choose your colours and sew out this cheery tile design. We made a runner, but you can use your imagination.

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Towel Embellishment

Bring your towels and your embroidery design and Lynne will help you
perfect the art of embroidering on a fuzzy surface.

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Moxie Crossbody  Bag by Betz White

Tuesday June 4 – 9:30 – 3:30


Download and print the PDF file from betzwhite.com
Your Supply List will be there too.

Price $30
$30 for the day, or use one of your 6 lessons you purchased for $150.

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Flower Patch Applique Runner
Tuesday May 28, 2019. 9:30 – 3:30
Join Lynne and refine your appliqué techniques. This project could be a runner or a wall hanging.

Choose your fabrics and have fun.

Background  .5m.
Inner Border and binding .5m.
Outer Border .5m.
Various fabrics for Applique
Steam-a-seam
Thread for construction, thread for Applique – can be invisible or matching Applique

Price $30

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Tuesday Anything Goes

The second and fourth Tuesday of each month, starting April 9.
9:30 am to 3:30 pm (6 hours)


Sew what you want with our expert sewers on hand to help you when you need it. The choice of project is all yours. Learn a lot and enjoy the companionship of other sewers.
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Venetian Tiles Quilt
Tuesday, April 2
This quilt uses small pieces. Perhaps you have some scraps in your stash? The bold zig-zag contrast creates a stunning look. Finished quilt size is 56″ x 75″. Lynne’s sample is already hanging in the store for you to examine close up.

Supply list:
3 3/4 yards total of a mixture of medium prints:
2 1/4 yards dark (black) prints
1 1/2 yards for the border

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The Squiffy Sling bag.

A déjà vu project, back by popular demand, squiffy is a British term meaning off kilter, or asymmetrical. This has proven to be a great beginner project. with both a zipper pocket and a slip pocket inside. Pick up your pattern and hardware at The Sewing Machine
(we now have 1″ buckles in stock to match the snap tab end in both silver and gold), get 15% off when you sign up for the class.

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Quilts of Valour
To celebrate Quilts of Valour Canada’s 10th anniversary, we are having a sewing day on Sat. Feb. 2 at The Sewing Machine, 262 Worthington St. West, North Bay from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Free on street parking on Saturdays.
We will be making our Log Cabin blocks that will be made into quilts for our injured veterans.
I will have kits made so all you need to bring is your sewing machine,
basic quilting supplies and a desire to help out a very worthy cause.
If you can join us please register by e-mailing me at
lynne.mersereau@quiltsofvalour.ca. Please share with your friends so we can fill the classroom.
This project is in cooperation with QOV Canada, Canadian Quilters
Association and Northcott Fabrics.
If you want to print the pattern and instructions beforehand they can be found on our website – bottom left hand corner of the home page. Hope to see you there.

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Free standing flowers, creating a stitched grid in embroidery mode, design placement, sewing button holes in the hoop, and many other techniques.This project is a pillow cover and a pillow wrap. We will spend three classes on this project. Expect to have fun while learning a lot.

For 3 D flowers
Fabric ( organza, cotton or silk)  6  –  4”x4” squares
Stabilizer aqua magic
Hoop  240 x 150
Embroidery thread to match fabric,  3 different greens for leaves, 2 colours for flower centres, empty bobbin

For Wrap:
Fabric – 11” x 15” for embroidery plus 1/2 m. For back and lining plus fabric for 14”  pillow
360 x 260 hoop or 360 x 200 hoop
Hoop clips
Stabilizer, either tear away or whisper web mesh ( be sure to pre-shrink by holding steam iron above )
Thin batting – 11” x 15” plus extra for backs
Spray adhesive
Embroidery foot
Buttons – 4

For Pillow:
14” pillow form
Fabric to fit (as above)
9” zipper
1/4 inch foot
Zipper foot

Additional Supplies:
Straight stitch needle plate and zig-zag needle plate
Cord for piping
Sewing thread to match fabric
Button sew on foot (optional)
Manual for your machine
This is an exciting project to do, and honestly, you will learn a lot.

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Wiener Dog Stuffy
Download the pattern from the Funky friends website, https://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/dachshund-toy-sewing-pattern , and sew a cute stuffed dog at the Sewing Machine. $30 for the class.
Bring 1/2 M of your main fabric and a fat quarter of contrast along with stuffing and sewing supplies. Cut out the fabric at home,
and enjoy your sewing day. I will look for eyes.
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Barbados bag

Pattern designed by Nancy Green of Pink Sand Beach Designs.
The instructions are easy to understand and you will have fun sewing this handy shoulder bag with Lynne’s assistance.
Supply List:

All supplies are available at The Sewing Machine. 15% off supplies when taking a class.

2 fat quarters or 1/2 yd fabric 1- bag top front and back
1 fat quarter fabric 2- front pocket accent
2 fat quarters fabric 3 – or 1/2 yd – lower front pockets
1 fat quarter fabric 4 – or 1/4 yd – strap
2 fat quarters fabric 5- or 1/2 yd.

1/2 yd fusible fleece
1/2 yd decor bond

1- 9″ zip, 1 – 12″ zip

1″ swivel hook optional
zipper pulls, optional

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Luxie Carry Bag
Lunch bag, Hand bag, kit bag, knit bag, your bag.
This Emmaline bag has a frame to hold it open. All the gear you have stashed is easy to find.
Zip it closed and everything is safely secured.
Supply List:

All supplies are available at The Sewing Machine. 15% off supplies when taking a class.

1 set internal wire frame B
.5M exterior fabric
.5M accent fabric
.5M lining fabric
.5M fusible fleece
.75M shapeflex
10″ X 21″ in-R-form
1.25M piping cord
22″ zip
9″ zip

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Winter Scene Hanging

Supplies:
Embroidery machine and basic sewing supplies.
Cotton or other natural fiber fabric
A variety of colours of Embroidery thread
pre-wound bobbins- optional.
hoops and cut away stabilizer
One design loaded onto your Husqvarna machine is included.

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Quarter Note Clutch
This is a surprisingly fast little bag to put together, with a very classy result. The large flip lock lends some serious style. Stop by the store and pick up your pattern so you can cut out your fabric before the class.
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Snow Day Bench Pillow
Cheery winter-themed pillow ideal for making a bench or couch more inviting and more comfy. This machine applique project will help you through the season.

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Snowperson Line-up

Add a touch of winter decor to your home with this cheerful runner.
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Daytripper Bag by Annie
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Twister Gnomes Table Runner
Create a table runner or wall hanging from cute Applique Gnomes on a Lil’ Twister Background.

Supplies:

Med Grey Background fabric 1 FQ or 1/3 yd.

Lt grey or cream background 1 yd for non directional fabrics or 1 1/4 yd for directional fabrics.

Red Hats 1 FQ or scraps.
White beards 1 FE or scraps
Noses 1 FE or scraps
Contrast bodies 1 FE or scraps
Lil” twister tool
1/2 yd fusible fleece or I-N-R Form
Dual feed (walking) foot
Rotary cutting supplies
Fabric marking pen
Good quality all purpose thread.

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Emmaline Sling Purse

Learn how to make a zipper pocket and an adjustable strap, and attach grommets. And–bonus–you get an attractive purse too. Buy your pattern and supplies at The Sewing Machine and the class is free!

Supply List:

sewing machine and sewing supplies
zipper foot
walking or dual feed foot
erasable marking pen
rotary cutter and tools.
1M quilting cotton for exterior
.7M quilting cotton for lining
12″X36″ IN-R-FORM foam
.5M light fusible interfacing
12″ or longer zipper for pocket
Spring Sling hardware kit or Small turn lock
1 adjustable strap slider 1″
2 – 1″ rectangular rings
2 – 1″oval grommets.

Be prepared to pre-cut TO LYNNE’S  SPECIFICATIONS and sew your quilting stitch on the bag outer piece before coming to class. If you need help let us know.
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Saturday Sewing Satisfaction
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
4 classes for $110, single class for $30.
Bring any project to sew, and your machine and supplies. If you are a beginner, we can help get you sewing with a pillowcase and then PJ pants.
We will give you a list of supplies.
Nothing better than taking care of “loose ends” on the weekend!
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Thread velvet technique

Embroider one of these fun winter characters on a scarf or a sweater. Learn the technique to create this thread velvet effect.
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Messenger bag

An easy everyday bag that is great for holding books and papers. Lynne will help you attach zippers, hardware, and binding. Free class if you purchase hardware and pattern at the sewing machine.
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Cathedral Window Knickknack container pot

Use the Cathedral Window block technique to construct this pretty little container. Store your favourite spools of thread, feet, buttons, whatever small items you’ve got that could use a decorative storage place to collect.
4 fat quarters and 1/2M batting is all you need along with your sewing supplies.
$30. for the class. pattern included.

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Stuffed Applique Animals

We have white and brown fuzzy for the fur. Also yellow fleece. Bring scraps of textured fabric you would like for your Duck, Sheep, or Cow.

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Simple Paper Piecing. Kimono Hanging or Table runner.


A traditional design constructed in a traditional method.
Paper piecing is a way to make the more intricate details of these Kimonos.
You will need a sewing machine in good working order, needles, thread, 5 fat quarters and 1.2 yd of background fabric

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Bicycle Bliss Wall hanging

Cycle down the path, flowers in your basket and mylar balloons trailing. From the Hello Sunshine book by Kimberbell, the same book you used for the pinwheel hanging. Lots more projects too!
Purchase the book, $99 less 15% for taking a class, and the class is free. Please bring your own embroidery machine

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Autumn Wall Hanging

For the background fabric you will need 1/2 Meter of cotton fabric.
Shades of green, gold and orange. Bring your embroidery machine, threads, stabilizers and hoops.

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Block of the Month – Bel Canto
Learn advanced techniques, improve your accuracy, and have a great deal of fun with our block of the month

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The “Ultimate” Travel Bag
Yes, we know you can’t really have the “ultimate” travel bag because, in reality, you can never have enough bags, we do admit that this is a really good one. Use it as a carry on, or a large purse. Lots of pockets and it even has a strap to help secure it to rolling luggage.

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Circular Attachment Runner
Sew Biz pattern
Sew perfect appliqued circles using your decorative stitches and cheery fabric to embellish this project. It’s a runner or a pillow wrap.
Buy the pattern at The Sewing Machine and the class is free.


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All Buttoned Up Bag
Pattern from Aunties Two
This good sized tote bag has plenty of space and a unique button accent.

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Gabby Bag
This traditional looking handbag has pockets and it goes together quite quickly. Use a bright print and you have a fun summer bag.
As usual, things will go faster in class if you cut your fabric first.

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Spring Blooms
Fun and Done Quilt As You Go
Learn 2 techniques making this project.and  Applique and Quilt as you go.
Your runner could be adapted to be a larger item if you like.
Buy the pattern at The Sewing Machine and the class is free.

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Bag Friday
Choose any bag and get expert help making it. Below are a few suggestions from our list of popular favourites.
$30 (supplies extra)
PLEASE PRE-CUT YOUR FABRIC, YOUR DAY WILL BE MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE IF YOU DO.
Castell Day Bag
This curvy bag holds a lot of stuff and keeps its shape with its lightweight wire frame.
Brentwood Bag
Lynne’s favourite bag! This great design has plenty of pockets and a zippered closure to keep your valuables secure.
Necessary Clutch
Pattern, hardware and interfacings are available at The Sewing Machine. Bring your sewing machine and supplies.

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Necessary Clutch Wallet
Carry your cell phone, cheques, cash, cards and coins all in one small bag.
Pick up your pattern at The Sewing Machine and get 15% OFF when you take a class.
Cutting out your pieces before class makes class day more productive.
$30 for the day.
West End Tote
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A great Everyday Bag with 8 pockets.
12” wide x 12” tall x 5” deep
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Make a bag day.
Finish a bag you are working on, or start a new one.
We have patterns and notions here, or bring your own.
 

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Embroidery Club
Dimensional Pinwheel wall hanging
Friday May 11, Monday May 28 and Friday June 8.


Vinyl Mason Jars hold pinwheels that look like they will spin.
Purchase the book, $99 less 15$ for taking a class, and the class is free.

Summer, our seasonal wall hanging.

Friday, May 18  and Tuesday, May 22..
You loved the other seasons, how can you not love summer?.
Spring Sampler
Welcome spring by making this cheery hanging with dimensional flowers and a colourful balloon to remind us that winter is almost over.
Cutwork border. Use this design on a pillowcase or the hem of a little girls dress.
Beginner Quilting.
A monthly class that teaches you the basics.
Accurate cutting and a  precise 1/4″ seam are skills you will always use when making a quilt. This simple pattern will impress your friends and keep you cozy. Choose bright colours or a more subdued tone.
$30 for 1 class, $150 for 6 classes.

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Mylar, 200 x 200 hoop

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Using Your Large Hoop
$50 (Free if you purchased your machine at The Sewing Machine)
This design can be done with your 360 X 200 hoop if you hoop twice, or use your Majestic Hoop and stitch it out with one hooping.

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Placemats!
9:30 am to 3:30 pm (7 hours)

$35, includes 1 pattern
You can choose the Fast and Easy or the Fancy Placemat pattern
Supplies
Sewing machine and sewing supplies
rotary cutter and mat
fabric and notions according to pattern
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Festive Accents
Holiday Gnomes table runner, Holiday Stars, or Christmas Placemats.
Join us for this festive sewing day.
Bring your sewing machine and supplies for the project of your choice.

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Holiday Stars Ornament
9:30am – 3:30pm
$35 – includes pattern!
Don’t tell us you don’t have any Christmas fabric in your stash that needs to be used up!

Supply List:

To make a 5″ star you only need a 2 1/2 ” strip wof and 1/8 yd for trim.
Bring a few pieces of fabric and Decor bond craft weight fusible interfacing.
You will have time to make more than 1.
Sewing machine and supplies.
Button or Rhinestone for center
8″ Ribbon for hanging
Point turner
Rotary cutter and mat
Temporary marking pen we like Fusion
Hand sewing needle
Wonder clips