Sewing Classes & Events

All our sewing classes run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, unless otherwise stated. Be sure to bring your sewing machine, your basic sewing tools plus the items on the supply list below for an enjoyable and productive session.

Parking in our driveway is available but space is limited. Pull right up as we can fit up to 3 cars. If there is room in the front yard parking area, please pull in parallel to the road as tight as you can to the other cars (no bumping allowed) so there will be room for more sewers. There is direct access through the big door at the end of the driveway, then just a few steps down to our comfortable classroom. We do not provide meals so please be sure to pack a lunch for our full day classes. We are also located just a short walk from Twiggs Coffee Roasters if you wish to grab a bite nearby.

Please stop in or contact us to confirm your attendance to ensure that there’s a space reserved for you. It’s the only way we can guarantee you a spot.
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Anything Goes
Every Thursday, starting January 10
9:30 am to 3:30 pm (6 hours)
$30 per class  – or $150 for 6 classes

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Plenty of time to really get into your sewing project(s). Our instructors are expert sewers; able to help you whether you are a beginner or  an experienced sewer. Garment sewing, quilting, or bag making, this fun weekly class covers it all.
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Embroidery Club

All classes, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please bring your own embroidery machine.

January 28, Tuesday, February 12 and Monday, February 25

If you missed the first class, that’s OK, join in, you will be glad you did.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 ans exciting project to do, and honestly, you will learn a lot .

Embroidery club fees
$30 (Free if you purchased your machine from The Sewing Machine).
6 lessons for $150.
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The Squiffy Sling bag.

Tuesday February 26
Squiffy is a British term meaning off kilter, or asymmetrical. This is a great beginner project. with both a zipper pocket and a slip pocket inside. Pick up your pattern and hardware at The Sewing Machine, get 15% off when you sign up for the class

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Embroidery club

Friday, March 8
An Anita Goode sampler
Bring your embroidery machine and supplies and stitch out a variety of embroidery techniques.
This class is free if you purchased your embroidery machine at The
Sewing Machine. We will be continuing this project in March.

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Private Lessons are also available

Appointment made as required: $30/hour
FREE when you purchase a machine

Let’s find an hour that works well for your schedule and ours. Learn your way around your machine, it’s threading idiosyncrasies, and how to use it to it’s full potential. We’ll show you how to make your serger and sewing machine your friend.

Happy sewing no matter where you are,

Jackie

NOTE: Classes to be paid for in advance (class fees do not include HST). Should you prefer a class at a different time, or on a topic we haven’t covered, or would like to do one our past classes, find two like-minded friends and we’ll do our best to make it happen. After eight students are signed up, registration for the next available date will begin. Should a class have to be postponed or cancelled, you will have the option of attending the rescheduled class, signing up for a different one, or getting a full refund. Should you cancel less than one (1) week before a class begins, your payment will be forfeited.

Please remember to check for class re-scheduling for holidays. And again, please stop in or contact us to confirm your attendance to ensure that there’s a space reserved for you.