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.

Thursday Anything Goes
Every Thursday
9:30 am to 3:30 pm (6 hours)
$30 per class  – or $150 for 6 classes


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.

“Frags” 1 Placemats
Friday, October 18.

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


Double Flip Shoulder Bag

Tuesday, October 29.
There are lots of pockets in this Emmaline Bag to hide all sorts of stuff. Learn efficient ways to insert zippers.


Embroidery Club

Friday, November  1.
Embroidered Ladies Tote Bag

These monochrome designs are classy, whether you choose to make the tote or have another project in mind.

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.

Making Friends With Your SergerBe Serger Savvy

Saturday November 2,  9:00 – 3:00

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.


Price $40

The Road Trip Wallet
Tuesday November 5, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Another free class when you buy the pattern at The Sewing Machine.

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 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)

Dash’n Circle Pocket Pillow

Tuesday, November  12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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


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,


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.