Sewing Classes

Dear Sewing Friends;

Although the calendar still says spring, the summer weather has kicked into gear and school will wind down for the year.  Then the dilemma of what to do with the kid’s for the summer.  Well we have just the perfect camps here at R.B. Fabrics.

Sewing promotes hand/eye coordination, increase math skills, practices following directions and encourages creativity.  Also it’s a good chance for them to put the electronics away and try something different.
If your youth loves to sew or wants to learn to sew, they’ll love what we have instore for them at R.B. Fabrics.  All the projects are fun to stitch and are packed with techniques that can be applied to future endeavours.

We are offering 4 different camps this summer.  2 are beginner camps being offered in July and August with separate themes, so why not register for them both!
The other 2 camps this summer will be for those students who have been currently taking classes and want to take their sewing to another level.

Register in person or register over the phone with a credit card.
(519) 351-7693

Below are the details for each individual camp:

 

 

 Click here for the current class calendar.

Meet the Teachers:

 Liz Badiuk

Sewing has been a huge part of my life since I was 16 years old. In 1983, I went into the sewing business and never looked back.  I have been teaching since 1988 and have found it to be the most rewarding part of my job.  The last fifteen years of my teaching career, I have really branched out, obtaining many certifications and training throughout Canada and the US.  I have obtained my Serger Heirloom certification, Omni Grid Certification, as well; I have trained with some of the top sewing celebrities such as Nancy Zieman, Martha Pullen, Eleanor Burns and the most amazing education team from the Babylock Sewing Machine Company.  Training at this facility is top notch and allows me to bring back some of the best sewing techniques ever.  This year, I am proud to say that I have been a part of the sewing industry for 33 years buying, selling, and teaching.  I love to make the class room fun and can guarantee to teach you something new with each class. I teach all genres of sewing but my specialty is in Serging, Embroidery and Apparel Wear.

 

 Francine De Meyer

Francine’s first love is fabric. She learned to sew as a young teen and also learned other hand crafts such as embroidery, needlepoint and crochet.   During the late 1980’s, she took design and textile courses at Ontario College of Art and continued to pursue learning new sewing techniques by attending the Creative Festival in Toronto over a period of 15 years.  Now she would like to share her knowledge with others. She hopes to make sewing fun for everyone.

Liz Dicrescenzo

I began sewing when I was 12 years old and have never stopped. Over the years I have taken many courses and when I retired from teaching high school, I got interested in (maybe fascinated with might be a better word) quilting and bag/purse making. I am a member of our local quilt guild and have taught a couple of workshops for them.  Doing the workshops reminded me how much I enjoy teaching and sharing what I have learned.

Registration

Registration starts Tuesday, Sept 6th

Registration Policy:

  • Payment in full is required at the time of registration to guarantee your seat in class
  • Gift Certificates can be used for supplies but not for class fees
  • All supply sheets will be distributed upon registration
  • Please be available to attend class as fees cannot be refunded or transferred unless the class is cancelled by us.
  • Minimum number of students is required for a class to run.
  • We appreciate that you purchase the supplies at our store so we can assure you are purchasing the proper products for your project, and to thank you we will give you 20% off all fabrics and 10% off all notions purchased.
  • All Classes are subject to HST
  • The class room is a perfume free environment as I am highly sensitive to fragrance

2018 Kid’s
Summer Sewing Camps

Register your Kid’s today as space will fill up quickly!!

JULY CAMPS

July Camp (699x800)

 

July 16-19 , 1-4 pm,
Mon-Thurs

Ages 8 and up

$200.00 Plus HST=226.00 (This includes all fabrics and supplies to make all the projects)

Projects include:  T-shirt Bag (up cycle project), Sunglass case, Wall art, Zippered bag, Owl Pillow

Register in person or register over the phone with a credit card.
(519) 351-7693

 

Advanced Sewing Camp:
“Summer Wardrobe”
Sewing experience required

 

 

 

Shorts and topDress

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July 23-26, Monday-Thursday 10-4pm (Sewing Experience is required for this class)
Project includes: Your choice, Top and Shorts OR Dress and a shoulder bag
$150.00 Plus HST=169.50  Plus Supplies  (We will provide you with a supply sheet upon registration and help you select the proper fabrics.  You will receive a discount on all your supplies)

Register in person or register over the phone with a credit card.
(519) 351-7693

 

AUGUST CAMPS

Beginner Camp- “Get Ready for Back to School”

Ages 8 & Up

August camp (800x534)

 

August 13-16, Monday-Thursday,
1-4pm
$200.00 Plus HST=197.75 (This includes all fabrics and supplies to make all the projects)
Projects include: T-Shirt Bag, Desk Organizer, Lunch Bag, Pencil Case, Back Pack

Register in person or register over the phone with a credit card.
(519) 351-7693

Advanced Sewing Camp
“Look Cool for Back to School”
Ages 8 and Up
Sewing Experience Required

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Aug 20-23, Monday-Thursday, 10-4pm (Sewing Experience is required for this class)
Project Includes: Messenger Bag and Matching Wallet
$150.00 Plus HST=169.50  Plus Supplies  ( will provide you with a supply sheet upon
registration and help you select the proper fabrics.  You will receive a discount on all your supplies)

Register in person or register over the phone with a credit card.
(519) 351-7693

 

Quilting


 

Dates will be set for fall 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Embroidery

Dates will be set for fall 2018

 

 

 

 


 


Serging

sergerSerger workshop– This is an action packed day where you will gain the confidence to do all those things you know your serger is able to do but have never had the nerve to try on your own. A workbook is provided so all your work can be logged for future reference.  If you have a serger, then this class is definitely a must for you.

Dates will be set for fall 2018

$50.00 Plus HST ( $15.00 Kit fee on the day of class)

Instructor:Liz Badiuk

tshirtT-Shirt Workshop-This is a great opportunity to use your serger and learn to make a t-shirt. Learn how to put ribbing on properly and tricks for hemming the professional way.

Dates will be set for fall 2018

$ 50.00 Plus HST and Supplies,

Instructor: Liz Badiuk

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

feet

Get those feet working-  Do you own a 6 foot package with your Imagine Serger and are afraid to try them.  Join us for this 4 hour workshop of hands on learning and you will be amazed how easy those Imagine feet are to use.  (Serger Workshop is a pre-requisite)

Dates will be set for fall 2018

$50.00 Plus HST and Kit (  $20.00 Kit Fee on the day of class)    Instructor:   Liz Badiuk

 

Sewing

industry1Industry Sewing Class- No Pins, No Basting, No Kidding…This class is for sewers with experience who are ready to take their sewing to the next level.  We will spend the first 5 weeks sewing samples exploring sewing techniques used in the garment industry.  The last 5 weeks we spend using the tecniques learned and apply it to making this great jean jacket.  Master topstitching, welt pockets, sleeves and collars while never using a pin.  Intrigued…You should be. After this class, be prepared to have your sewing techniques transformed.

Dates will be set for fall 2018

$200.00 Plus HST, Plus supplies for the Jean Jacket and a $15.00 Kit fee for the first 5 weeks of sampling

Instructor: Liz Badiuk

 

 

 

 

 

lounge1Adult Learn how to sew

Lounge Pants – Beginner 1

This class is designed for people with little or no sewing experience. In this class we learn how to read a pattern, layout, cutting, and constructing a pair of lounge pants or shorts.

Dates will be set for fall 2018

$50.00 plus HST and supplies

Instructor: Francine DeMeyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

Big Block Quilt Big Block Lap Quilt

Be the envy of all your friends when you show them this great quilt that was “Made by You” This class will focus on an introduction to using a rotary cutter and ruler as well as an introduction to ¼” seam allowance used in quilting.

Dates will be set for fall 2018

$50.00 plus HST and supplies,

Instructor: Francine De Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Sewing Classes

lounge2Kid’s Flannel Lounge Pants- A great class designed for kids who want to learn to sew clothes. We will concentrate on how to lay out a pattern, pinning and make a pair of flannel lounge pants. Sewing machines will be supplied but there are a few supplies you will need for this class. We will be teaching this class in three afterschool sessions.

Dates will be set for fall 2018

$   50.00    Plus HST and supplies.

Instructor: Francine De Meyer