Sewing Classes

Dear Sewing Friends;

Spring is here finally, and just how the season starts off nice and fresh, so is our line up of sewing classes.  We saw some amazing projects come out of the class room this winter with so many new faces as well as our amazing returning students.  Teaching ladies like yourself is our passion as educators, and we are always thrilled at your successes.
The winter season was a great one!  We were sold out of most classes and we look forward to many great new projects this spring and some repeats as well to catch many of you that missed a spot in the winter.

We are blessed to have Liz Dicrescenzo back for the Spring season.  She is an enormously talented sewer, quilter and bag maker.  She will be adding several new projects this Spring.  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. She will also be working on the Kids sewing camps for the summer holidays and dates will be announced soon so stay tuned.
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,

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


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 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



See you in the Fall




See you in the Fall



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 Wednesday, May 1/2019

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

Instructor:Liz Badiuk

More Classes coming this Fall



See you in the Fall


Kids Sewing classes Ages 8 & up


Coming this Summer

Kids sewing camps!

Beginner Sewing Camps 2019

July Camp –  Summer Fun at the Beach

July 15 to July 18 – Monday to Thursday   $225.00 Plus HST= 254.25 (includes everything)

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm

Day 1 Scrunchie
Day 1 – 2 Tic Tac Toe Game
Day 2 Beach Towel Bag
Day – 3 Zippered pouch.
Day 3 – 4 Shorts


August Camp –  Getting Ready For Back To School  Beginner

August 12 to 15 – Monday to Thursday $225.00 Plus HST =254.25(includes everything)

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm

Day 1 School Tablet or phone stand
Day 2 Phone charger
Day 3 Pencil Case
Day 3 -4 Backpack




Advance Sewing Camps 2019

Summer Fun at the Beach

Bathing suit cover up & Beach Bag with an interior zipped pocket.

 Monday, July 22 to Thursday July 25 $160.00 Plus HST=180.80

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Class supply sheet. Students to purchase swim suit cover up pattern and supplies.



August –Advance Class

Back to School

Messenger Bag and wallet

(bag with internal pocket and zipper, outer zipper closure)

Date: Monday, August 19 to Thursday 22   $160.00 Plus HST=180.80

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Class supply sheet. Students to purchase their own material and supplies.