Classes

Weekly Classes:

Beginners Quilting Class

Ready to learn how to quilt? Or maybe you already know how but realize how much more fun it is with like minded people? Then this is the class for you! Bring in your projects and let our amazing instructors (with years of experience) help you work through it, while also teaching you a few tips and tricks along the way!

  • Experience: Any
  • Cost: $90 for 6 weeks.
  • Tuesday Morning: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 | 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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Garment Sewing With Cynthia

This is a 6 week garment sewing class for beginners, or more advanced seamstresses who are looking to try something new with some guidance. During the 6 weeks, students will create a garment that will be sized and tailored to their perfect fit!

  • Sunday Afternoon: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11 | 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
  • Wednesday Evening: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 | 6:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $120.00
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Knitting Club with Karen

If you're looking for cheap and easy therapy, all you need is a ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles, or a crochet hook. Why not treat yourself to two entertaining hours of great fun and companionship, while learning a skill dating back to the 11th century! Or share what you already know while enjoying the great company. This club is for all levels of skill and experience.

  • Thursday Evening: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 | 6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $60.00
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Kids Sewing Class

If you have a little one interested in sewing, this is the perfect class! Run during the spring break, kids will work under the guidance of our instructor, learning the basics of sewing and their machines to complete a simple project!

  • March Break: March 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 | (time coming soon)
  • Cost: (coming soon)

Workshops:

All Workshops are from 10am - 4pm unless otherwise noted. Lunch is not provided, but we do provide coffee and it’s not unusual to see “treats” lying around. Bowers Esso (next door) offer some lunch items.

Bra Making Workshop With Cynthia

Ready to learn a great new skill, save money and finally have a bra tailored to YOU?!? Well here’s your chance! In this class you will learn the skills to create your own perfectly fitted bra. You will complete your prototype in class to take home and keep as your “perfect” pattern. This bra is a basic bra - your second bra can be "fancy". You can choose to have an underwire or not. Patterns and kits will be available in white, beige or black. Once you’ve paid your non-refundable registration fee, you will be measured and your pattern ordered. You will get measured for the correct size pattern only; exact measuring will be done as part of the workshop.

  • Experience Level: previous garment construction experience is not necessary, but you must be experienced with sewing and your sewing machine / accessories.
  • Date : Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Cost: $40.00 plus supplies and taxes
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Guys and Gals Jeans

If you’re sick of putting up with ill fitting jeans, but are a little afraid to try this at home, let Cynthia walk you through making your first pair of jeans to fit your body shape - small waist, large hips, flat butt, long waist, short waist, no hips, etc. You’ll learn how to measure for that perfect fit. You’re going to learn how to insert a fly zipper, create fancy pockets, topstitching, belt loops and back yokes for that 'store bought' look.

  • Experience Level: Confident Beginner in garment construction.
  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Cost: $40 plus supplies and taxes
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Introduction to Paper Piecing:

Learn the paper piecing technique while creating the 'Starry Skies Cushion" with the help of our instructor! (more advanced paper piecing classes may be coming up, so stay tuned in the coming months!)

  • Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Experience: Confident Beginner
  • Cost: $15.00
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Bathing-suit Workshop with Cynthia

Shopping for bathing-suits these days feels almost impossible, which is why we're offering this awesome class where you can learn to make your own! Learn the ins and outs of using bathing-suit fabric and learn how to make the perfect bathing-suit for you!

  • Experience: Confident Beginner
  • Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
  • Cost: $40.00 + Pattern
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Bali Bag Workshop

Create an amazing quilt as you go bag! This is a medium sized tote that would be perfect for anything from groceries to sewing supplies!

  • Experience: Beginner
  • Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Cost: $30.00
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Embroidery Workshop

Sometimes we don’t get a chance to use all our tools as often as we’d like; here’s a chance to give that embroidery machine a workout and get a little refresher on techniques. Bring your machine and whatever project you’re stuck on, or maybe something new you’re afraid to try at home, and Helen will lead you through the darkness :)

  • Experience: Intermediate Sewer with an Embroidery Machine
  • Date: Saturday January 27, 2018
  • Cost: $30
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First Snow Paper Piecing

This is a beautiful paper piecing project being taught by Karen is perfect for trying out a new skill or getting ready for next Christmas!

  • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Cost: $45.00 + cost of pattern
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Waddington Road Block-of-the-Month

This beautiful (and huge) block-of-the-month is going to be starting in February, stay tunes for more details!

  • Experience: Confident Beginner
  • Date: Last Tuesday of every month, starting February 27, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Cost: $330.00/year ~or~ $30.00/month for 11 months.
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Sassy Tote Bag Workshop

Create the bag you've always wanted with your favourite colours! This bag is open and spacious, and features an easy snap-flap closure! It is aproximately 14.5" high, 12" wide, and 5" deep, perfect for both functionality and storage!

  • Experience Level: Beginner - Intermediate
  • Date : Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Cost: $30.00 plus supplies and taxes
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Notes from Cyndi

Please ensure your sewing machine is in good working order and you are familiar with it, always bring your owners manual just in case :)
You’ll also need a basic sewing kit. Our classroom is well stocked with rulers, cutting mats and irons for your use, but you’ll need to bring your own cutters, scissors, pins and extra hand and sewing machine needles. These items are all available for sale in the store.