Sewing Classes

Dear Sewing Friends:      

Registration has started!


Hi everyone!  What’s been under your needle this summer?  We have been working hard all summer developing projects and we certainly hope you will enjoy what we have in store for you.
The summer has been busy with Sewing Camps for young children.  We were twice sold out for July, proving that the desire to learn to sew is there.  We hope these kids will continue to keep sewing and taking more classes.
Myself, Lynda and Darlene have just returned back from Baby Lock Tec Training, so our heads are spinning with all the projects we have made on the amazing new line up of machines coming out this Fall.  Stop by to talk to one of us and see what we worked on.                       
We are blessed to have Liz Dicrescenzo back for the Fall season.  She is an enormously talented sewer, quilter and bag maker.  She will be adding several new projects this Fall, including Ruler work for quilting.  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.


Registration has Started

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

 

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 has started

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 many are highly sensitive to fragrances.
  • Please be mindful of all, come on time and leave your cell phones on vibrate while enjoying the class room.


 

 Fall
Sewing Classes

Registration starts
Tuesday,
September 3rd

Quilting

Sold Out

snowballSnowball Quilt-  This fun easy block is the perfect start for beginner quilters.  This could be made into a table runner, wall hanging, or small baby quilt.  This class is designed for those who have never attemped a quilt or those who want to brush up on their skills.  We begin with the basics of cutting, piecing, borders, sandwiching, machine quilting and binding.  Right from beginning to end.
5
Sessions, Nov 14-Dec 12  10-2
$90.00 Plus HST
Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo

 

 

 

tooly

Tooly Tool
Are you always searching for you sewing gadgets?  Well we have the solution for you.  This project will hold all your tools and keep you organized, but best of all, if you sew on the go, you can fold it up and take your things with you , wherever you go!  Now that’s a great idea!!

2 Sessions, Thursday, Oct 3 & 10  10-3
$75.00 Plus HST
Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo
Ruler
Ruler Work
This class is the last in our 3 part series on free motion quilting.  In this class we will explore how rulers and special feet help us
 achieve that professional quilted look.   We will be exploring the techniques on a sampler, so you can gain the confidence to try this on a quilt.  The sampler can be made into a bag to store your rulers for future.
1 Session
Monday, November 4,  10-3
$60.00 Plus HST
Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo
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Crazy Christmas Trees
This fun project is just the right touch for decorating for the Christmas Season.  Learn how to master a triangle Ruler,
2 Sessions,
Monday   November 18 & 25    10-2
$60.00 Plus HST
Instructor: Liz Dicrescenzo
triangles
Triangle Fun
In this 4 week class, we will work on developing your skill at sewing triangles – half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles and flying geese.  There are many different ways to cut and sew triangles and we will look at those ways and find the technique that works for you.  We will also explore how to make multiple half square triangles at one time.  Each week we will make different blocks using what we have learned in class and at the end of the 4 weeks, we will put the blocks together to create a lap sized quilt.
4 Sessions
Monday,  Sept 16-Oct 7  10-2
$70.00 Plus HST
Instructor: Liz DiCrescenzo
 
 

Embroidery

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Attic Windows
Panels are beautiful, but what can we do with them?  Why not cut it up and sew it into an Attic Window.  This project will get your creative juices going as you imagine what it will look like looking at your scene from an attic window.  This is done entirely in the 6×10 hoop, then sewn together with a sewing machine.  Come get creative with me!
1 session,
Wednesday, October 30,   10-4
$65.00 Plus HST and Supplies (Includes Design)
Instructor: Liz Badiuk

 

 

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Bench Buddy Club
Join this fun club to create a new seasonal bench pillow to get you through the Fall and Christmas season.
Each month will feature a new project packed with lots of new techniques to take your embroidery skills to a new level.
Each month we will have kits ready for you so you can just have fun and embroider.
3 sessions
Wednesday Sept 25, Oct 23 and Nov 20
1-4 pm
$60.00 Plus HST (Plus a 20/month kit fee for supplies)
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 Wednesday, May 1/2019

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

Instructor:Liz Badiuk

 

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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 hemming the professional way.
1 session,
Wednesdasy, Oct 16   10-4
$ 50.00 Plus HST and Supplies,
Instructor:  Liz Badiuk
serger purse

My Favourite Serger Tablet Bag

Join me making this fun Martha Pullen project.  Turn this Fancy Band of Trims into the center feature of this pretty, yet practical tablet bag.  Everyone should carry their tablet in style and learn fun new serger techniques along the way.
1 Session,
Wednesday, Nov 13    10-4
$60.00 Plus HST and Supplies.
Instructor: Liz Badiuk

Specialty Sewing

Sold Out- Now taking Registration for next March

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industry 1Industry Sewing Class
No Pins, No Basting, N
o 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 techniques learned and apply it to making this great jean jacket.  Master top stitching, 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. 

10 Sessions, Tuesday, Sept 10-Nov 12
10-12:30

$220.00 Plus HST, Plus supplies for the Jean Jacket and a $15.00 Kit fee for the first 5 weeks of sampling

Instructor: Liz Badiuk

 

 

Adult Beginner Sewing Classes

 

lounge1Lounge Pants
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.
1 session , Saturday Oct 5th   10-4
$50.00  plus HST and supplies
Instructor: Francine De Meyer

 

hoodie

Hoodie Class
Fall is the perfect time of year to cozy up in a hoodie.  Fleece is a great fabric for beginner sewers to start on and the results will look great.  Learn how to cut out a pattern, Sew on heavy knits, insert a sleeve and sew a hood.
1 Session,
Saturday Oct 19, 10-4
$50.00 Plus HST and Supplies
Instructor: Francine De Meyer

 

purse

Beginner Adult Purse
New to sewing… Why not try your hand at purse making?  There are so many new skills to learn with this project, plus we will practice some decorative stitching on the bag as well. Learn how to line a purse and install a magnetic snap.Best of all, we have this all in a kit and ready to go so you don’t have to worry about picking all the products you will need for class.
1 Session,  Saturday, Nov 16,   10-4
$75.00 Plus HST  (includes the kit fee)
Instructor: Francine De Meyer

 

 

 

 

Kids Sewing classes Ages 8 & up

 

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Kid’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 teach this class in three after school sessions.

3 Sessions,  October 10,17 & 24
4-6:30

$50.00  Plus HST and supplies.

Instructor: Francine De Meyer

 

House coat

Cozy House Coat
Just in time for the colder months.  In this class you will be instructed on how to make a flannel house coat and for those who take the lounge pant class, you can make a house coat to match your flannel pants.
3 Session  Thursday,    November 14,21,28
4-6:30
$50.00 Plus HST and supplies.
Instructor Francine De Meyer

 

ladybug

Lady Bug Pillow
P A Day Fun
This sweet little bug will certainly capture the hearts of all.  Learn how to cut and sew fleece, Applique and sew on buttons.  Make for a gift or keep it on the bed for decoration.
1 Session   Friday, Nov 22    10-4
$75.00 Plus HST  ( This includes all your fabric)
Instructor: Francine De Meyer