Sewing Classes & Events

Classes

Special COVID-19 Note:

We are not closing because of the concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, as of Thursday, March 19, we will be open by appointment only solely for drop-off, pick up, and the purchase of anything related to your sewing needs. To book an appointment, please call 705-476-2739 during of normal working hours. Also, all classes are cancelled until further notice. We apologize for  any inconvenience this may cause our loyal customer base, and hope to be back to our usual operating hours and services when the current concerns over the coronaviris have passed and life gets back to normal. For now, this is a time for all of us to take care of ourselves and those close to us. In turn, it becomes an opportunity for each of us to stay home and sew. We have sewing machines, accessories and notions to help you with your sewing projects. Go to this website, and  both the Husqvarna Viking and PFAFF websites, to see what amazing deals are available.  Should you need to book an appointment to see us, rest assured, we are being extremely vigilant with cleaning the store, and washing our hands.
The great news is that we will be offering the Spring Flyer pricing on both PFAFF and Husqvarna Viking sewing machines as of now. See our What’s on Sale page for more details.
 
Be cautious, enjoy sewing, and take care.
 
Jackie

 

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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Thursday Anything Goes
To be rescheduled at a later date.
$30 per class  – or $150 for 6 classes

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Plenty of time to really get into your sewing project(s). Or choose any of our previous projects from the “Past Sewing Classes” page. 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.
 
Note:  Classes start up again on March 26, 2020.
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Panel Tote
To be rescheduled at a later date.

 

Do you have a Panel in your stash?
You love it, but don’t have a use for it yet?

This large tote bag is the perfect project. You will need a lining fabric to co ordinate, enough fabric for the front and back of the tote, fusible fleece to stabilize the body, and peltex to make a firm bottom.
(Fusible fleece and peltex are available at The Sewing Machine.)

Fee: $30
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Embroidery Club

Ice Cream applique table Runner.
To be rescheduled at a later date.

 

Choose a background and a variety of Ice cream colours of quilting cotton and embroidery thread. This is a good time to try metallic thread, cut away stabilizer and bobbin thread too.

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

Please contact the Sewing Machine to register.

Embroidery club fees
$30 (Free if you purchased your machine from The Sewing Machine).
6 lessons for $150.
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Making Friends With Your SergerBe Serger Savvy

To be rescheduled at a later date.

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. Fee: $40.

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

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Special advanced serger class.

To be rescheduled at a later date.
Prior attendance in Making Friends With Your Serger class a prerequisite  Learn more about using your serger to its full potential. Fee: $40
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“Frags” 1 Placemats
To be rescheduled at a later date.

Learn Valerie Millers “frag” techniques while creating these fun and unique placemats.
Fee: $30.
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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.