Sewing Classes

Dear Sewing Friends;

Happy New Year!! Hard to believe its 2019…but here we are about to embark on yet another year of learning and expanding our sewing talents. Thank you all who stopped by in December to show us all the great gifts you were making for Christmas, and to the many who came by with treats for myself and the staff to share.  It is truly amazing giving the gift of something you made from the heart.

Having my new Grandson home for the holidays was quite a treat and has brought a whole new joy to the spirit of Christmas.

The Fall season was a great one! We were sold out of most classes and we look forward to many great new projects in the New Year.

 We are blessed to have Liz Dicrescenzo back for the Winter season. She is an enormously talented sewer, quilter and bag maker.  She will be adding several new projects this Winter.  Welcome back Liz, we are so happy to have you on board.

Francine is also back with new and exciting sewing classes for Adult and kids. She does an amazing job and truly loves what she does.

I will also be back with some new embroidery and serging classes so I look forward to seeing you all in the classroom.

You can drop by the store or call in your registrations over the phone.  Hope to see you in the class room! Happy Sewing, Liz

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

Registration Starts Monday, January 7th

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 4th

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

 

Quilting

Key hole quiltKey Hole Quilt-All you need is a dash of color and a pinch of patience to make this quick and easy lap quilt. This quilt goes together quickly; using beginner-friendly strip sets, and is perfect to snuggle under on cool evenings.  This class is geared toward beginner quilters and all quilt enthusiasts.

4 Sessions, Monday Feb 25,Mar 4,18&25   10-2

$90.00 Plus HST and Supplies

Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo

Mini_Wonderful_Curves-45Curvy Sunflowers-Learn to cut and sew curves like a pro!  The Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful is the ruler to make that happen. It is a great pre-requisite class for anyone who wants to make a quilt with curves.  And no pins needed!  The ruler is required for the class and we will have them in stock so you can buy them at a discounted price. Make this fun runner and be ready for spring decorating

2 Sessions, Monday, April 1&8th,  10-2

$50.00 Plus HST and Supplies

Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo

 

kimberbell plants

Potted plants Machine Applique– Make this into a runner or a long bench pillow.  This class will teach you the basics in Machine applique and embellishing.

2 Sessions, Thursday, Feb 21 & Mar 7 10-2  (There is a Homework week for this class)

$50.00 Plus HST and Supplies

Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo

 

quilters wallet

Quilter’s Wallet-Is your wallet busting at the seams? The Quilter’s Wallet by Fletcher Ross Designs has lots of compartments and can hold your checkbook, credit cards, coins, and cash.  It also has instructions for a clear ID pocket and zipper insertion!  Finished size is 7 1/4 inches x 4 inches folded and 7 1/4 inches x 12 inches open.

3 Session, April 4,11 &18 10-2

$75.00 Plus HST and Supplies

Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo

 

 

 

 

Learn to Machine Quilt

dot to dot

Free motion and Quilting 2-Dot to Dot- Take your machine quilting to a whole new level by learning how to make curvy and geometrical designs using a ruler and dot to dot method. You will be experimenting with the walking foot and free motion foot as well.  This is a great follow up to the free motion workshop taught in the fall. The great part is you will master several shapes on a blank practice palette before you start on that new quilt.

1 Session, Thursday March 21, 10-4

$50.00 Plus HST ($20.00 Kit fee on the day of class),

Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo

 

Embroidery

winter flag 2

 

The holidays might be behind us but there is still plenty of winter left to display this adorable flag or table runner. Learn applique in the hoop and adding borders to tile work.  This can be done in all hoop sizes.

2 Sessions, Wednesday, Feb 6&13, 10-2

$60.00 Plus HST and Supplies (includes Design)

Instructor: Liz Badiuk

embroidered bag


Embroidered Geometrical Purse – Embroidering on Faux leather!! Are you too afraid to try this at home? If so then this is the perfect class to be daring and try something different.  Embroidering on heavy home décor or faux leather is possible and who knew this would give such stunning results.  Come try it with me and end up with this stunning bag.

2 sessions, Wednesday February 27 & March 6,   10-2

$60.00 Plus HST and Supplies (Includes Design)

Instructor: Liz Badiuk

 

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.

1 session Tuesday, January 22, 10-3

$50.00 Plus HST ( $20.00 Kit fee on the day of class)

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 workshop of hands on learning and you will be amazed how easy those Imagine feet are to use.  (Serger Workshop is a pre-requisite)

1 session, Tuesday, Feb 19, 10-3

$50.00 Plus HST and Kit ( $20.00 Kit Fee on the day of class)

Instructor:   Liz Badiuk

 

tshirt

T-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 handling difficult knits.  Hemming with a twin needle on a sewing machine will be demoed so you can use this skill at home to finish your project.

1 session, Tuesday, Mar 26, 10-4

$ 50.00 Plus HST and Supplies,

Instructor: Liz Badiuk

 

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Serger Quilt-Did you know you can quilt with your serger? As well use all those fancy edges to add pizzazz to your project.  This class will feature lace insertion, pin tucks, faux piping, puffing strips all while using a “Quilt as you Go” technique.  It might sound intimidating but with your Imagine serger you will breeze through this project while learning so much.

3 sessions, Wednesday, Apr 3,10 & 17  10-2

$75.00 Plus HST and Supplies

Instructor: Liz Badiuk

 

 

Sewing

 

Modern Placemats

Modern Placemats- These fun and easy placemats will be the envy of all your friends. Learn rotary cutting, basic piecing techniques, machine topstitching, use a 1/4” foot, and quilt as you go techniques. The best part is that even a beginner sewer can make them. You will create one placemat in class to learn all the techniques then go home and make as many as you like.

1 Session, Saturday April 13th, 10-4

$50.00 Plus HST and Supplies

Instructor: Francine De Meyer

 

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Cork Pillow – Cork is all the rage in sewing but it can be a little tricky to sew on. This class will teach you all the skills you need to handle cork fabric while creating this amazing pillow. This project is even great for the beginner sewer.

1 Session, Saturday, March 2, 10-4

$50.00 Plus HST, This project will be sold as a kit to ensure the right products. Kit fee will be $35.00

Instructor: Francine DeMeyer

 

hoodie

Fleece Hoodie– There is nothing more comfortable than a cozy Hoodie.  This class will built your skills sewing on firm knits, sewing in sleeves, bands, cuffs and a hood.  We will be teaching this on a sewing machine but serger options will be discussed.

2 sessions, Saturday, Feb 2 and 9th, 10-3

$50.00 Plus HST and Supplies

Instructor: Francine De Meyer

 

Kids Sewing classes Ages 8 & up

reading pillow

Reading pillow- PA Day Fun–Teachers will say that all students should read every day.  Well this pillow with built in pocket could be just the thing to make the reading experience just a bit more pleasant.  But let’s not stop there.  The skills being taught making this pillow will be invaluable.  Learn cutting, inserting piping, making pintucks and adding a handle for easy carrying.  I dare say that this would also make an amazing gift for teacher at the end of the year!!

1 Session, Friday April 5, 10-4

$50.00 Plus HST and supplies

Instructor: Francine DeMeyer

 

poncho

Polar Fleece Poncho–  This is the perfect clothing item to wear on those chilly winter days.  Students will learn to cut out a pattern, sew on fleece and topstitching.Make it for yourself or make it for a friend.

2 sessions, Thursday, Feb 7&14, 4-6

$60.00 Plus HST and supplies (Class fee includes pattern)

Instructor: Francine DeMeyer

 

Mother's+Day surprise

   

Mother’s Day Craft- Well moms, we’d love to tell you what we are doing but that would just spoil the surprise.  We can assure you though, that this class will be packed with things to learn and they will be so proud to say, they made it themselves.  This Class will include everything from the supplies, to the card and the gift bag.

1 Session, Saturday, May 4, 10-4

$75.00 Plus HST (This includes everything)

Instructor: Francine DeMeyer