Sewing Classes 2018-01-08T14:43:17+00:00

Sewing Classes

See below for Class Descriptions & Photos!

Beginner Sewing 1

Wed Sep 14 & 21, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Fri Oct 14 & 21, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Wed Jan 11 & 18, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Beginner sewers learn how to pick your pattern size, how to lay out your pattern, then cut and sew your way to a comfy pair of pyjama pants that you won’t be able to lounge without.

Teacher: Irene     Cost: $40.00 + ptn + sup

Canada 150 Tote Bag

Tue April 18 & 25, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Sat Jun 10 & 17, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join in on the Sesquicentennial fun and make this functional tote bag and show your Canadian pride!! Fabric kit available.

Teacher: Kelley   Cost:$45.00 + sup

Canada 150 Wreath

Thu Mar 2 & 9, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Thu Jun 22 & 29, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and flaunt your Canadian pride with this fold N stitch wreath using sesquicentennial fabric. Fabric kit available

Teacher: Sue   Cost:$45.00 + ptn + sup

Creative Sewing Circle

First Tuesday of every month September – June 7:00 pm – 9:00pm

Get Creative! We have a lot of ideas to inspire you. Come together with your projects for show and tell and get new ideas demonstrated for future projects. We will cover sewing machine & serger projects and different feet used plus any new product on the market. A great time for everyone!

$5.50 + HST per meeting

Duffle Bag

Sat Sep 23 & 30, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tue Dec 5 & 12, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Carry your overnight items for that fun weekend away in style, or your gym clothes in luxury. This is a versatile project that features a roomy interior with zippered pockets to keep your stuff safe and out of sight

Teacher: Kelley   Cost: $45.00 + ptn + sup

Fashion Workshop

Fri Feb 24, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Mon Mar 27, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Wed Apr 5, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Mon May 8, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Wed Jun 28, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Finish up a class sewing project, start a new sewing project  or work on those unfinished sewing projects that you have been meaning to get back to. Get some help and advice to gain the confidence to finish your project.

Teacher: Irene     Cost $ 30.00 per class

Basic Sewing Kit for all Classes

When You Register for a Class you are given a supply list that is specific to that class. All classes also require a basic sewing kit and this is what is included in that.

Basic Sewing Kit for ALL Classes

  • Large Scissors for Fabric
  • Small Scissors for thread snipping
  • Tape Measure
  • Measuring Gauge
  • Straight Pins
  • Needles for Sewing Machine
  • Marking Pen for fabric
  • Seam Ripper
  • Threads to match project
  • Extra Bobbins for machine

Extra for Quilting Classes

  • Rotary Cutter
  • Small Cutting mat
  • Rotary cutting ruler

Know Your Sewing Machine I

Fri Sep 15, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tue Sep 19, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Oct 13, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tue Nov 14, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Dec 8, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tue Jan 9, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn to feel comfortable with your machine. Threading, self-maintenance, sewing techniques, accessory feet, etc. are covered. FREE Class with the purchase of a sewing machine from Joyce’s Sewing Shop (kit extra). Kit includes Workbook & Fabric

Teacher: Sue/KelleyCost: $40.00 + $20kit

Know Your Sewing Machine II

Fri Sep 22, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tue Sep 26, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Oct 20, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tue Nov 21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Dec 15, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tue Jan 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Expand your knowledge of your sewing machines functions. Feel comfortable making buttonholes, blind hems, overcasting ETC. FREE Class with the purchase of a sewing machine from Joyce’s Sewing Shop (kit extra).

Teacher: Sue/Kelley Cost $40.00 + $10.00kit

Know Your Sewing Machine III

Fri Sep 29, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tue Oct 17, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Nov 3, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tue Nov 28, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Dec 22, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tue Jan 23, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Investigate some decorative techniques including wing needle, appliqué, gathering and more. FREE Class with the purchase of a sewing machine from Joyce’s Sewing Shop (kit extra).

Teacher: Sue/KelleyCost $ 40.00 + $10.00 kit

Know Your Sewing Machine IV

Fri Oct 6, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tue Oct 24, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Nov 10, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tue Dec 12, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Dec 29, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Tue Jan 30, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Explore the programming features on your computerized machine, mirror image, lettering and decorative stitch combinations. FREE Class with the purchase of a sewing machine from Joyce’s Sewing Shop (kit extra).

Teacher:Sue/KelleyCost: $ 40.00 + $10.00 kit

Know Your Sewing Machine V

Fri Mar 24, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fri Jun 30, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to hoop your project correctly, placement of the design and what stabilizer to use.

Teacher: Kelley   Cost: $40.00 + kit

Maxi Skirt

Mon Mar 13, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Mon Jun 12, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

The must-have item for a stylish wardrobe. Your choice of a straight knit skirt or an 8-Gore skirt that looks fabulous on any figure. Either choice – you draw the pattern from your own measurements, so the fit will be perfect. Knit skirt you will learn how to handle knit fabric and insert an elastic waist as well as options for hemming. 8 – gore skirt your choice of knit or woven fabric and you will learn to insert a zipper and attach a waistband.

Teacher: Irene Cost: $ 35.00 + sup

Minoru Jacket or Spring Jacket

Wed Apr 26, May 3, 10 & 17, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

A new Spring jacket is just the ticket! Take your pick of the Minoru Jacket by Sewaholic Patterns or the Kelly Anorak Jacket by Closet Case Patterns and join the class to be sure you do have that new jacket this Spring. (by the way both these pattern companies are Canadian)

Teacher: Irene     Cost:$75.00 + ptn + sup

Know Your Sewing Machine V

Fri Feb 10 & 17, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Sat Jun 3 & 10, 10:00am to 1:00pm

The Necessary Clutch Wallet isn’t just your ordinary wallet. Carry your cell phone/mobile, cheques, cash, cards, coins and still have room for your favorite lipstick or even personal items. With its closed ends, everything is safe and secure and there is never any worry about anything sliding out.

Teacher Kelley    Cost: $ 45.00 + ptn + sup

Neckline Finishes

Wed Apr 19, 6:30pm to 9:30 pm
Fri Jun 23, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

You don’t always have to follow the pattern instructions on finishing necklines on knit fabrics.  And certain fabrics just need to be handled a little differently.  Part trunk show, part seminar and part hands-on sample making, this class will leave you with the knowledge of how best to handle all those knit necklines.  A must –do class for all of you who have taken the t-shirt class!

Teacher: Irene    Cost: 35.00 + KIT

Pants- Draft Your Own Pattern

Check back in the Fall for new dates and times for this class

The surest way to well-fitting pants is to draw a pattern from your own measurements.  It’s quite easy.  We’ll hold your hand all the way as you draft your pattern, make up a muslin and then go on to making up your perfectly fitted pants.

Teacher: Irene     Cost: 65.00 + sup

Know Your Sewing Machine II

Wed Mar 15, 22 & 29,  6:30pm to 9:30pm

If fear of poor fit is keeping you from sewing your own clothes, join us for this class to work out your own personal fitting solutions. No-one comes in a standard size – but when you sew, you can achieve that perfect fit and one of a kind clothing to suit your style.

Teacher: Irene    Cost: $65.00 + sup

If you can’t find a sewing class you are looking for you can join in on a Fashion Workshop.

The Workshop classes are for any project you are working on and would like some help.

T-Shirt or Cardigan

Wed Oct 5, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Wed Dec 7, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Wed Jan 4, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

The fitting principle is the same, so we’re combining the Perfect T-shirt and Cardigan classes.  With a few easy tweaks of your choice of Pamela’s Patterns, you’ll have your perfectly fitting t-shirt or cardigan.  Come and join the class and pick up some pointers on sewing knits while making an indispensible item for your wardrobe.

Teacher: Irene     Cost: $35.00+ptn+sup


Serger 1 – Beginner

Sat Feb 25, 10:00am to 12:30p
Thu Apr 6, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Thu May 25, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Basic techniques for new owners and those who need a “refresher” course.. We will cover threading, tension adjustments, corners & curves, tie offs and maintenance. This class is FREE when you buy a serger from our store (workbook extra)

Teacher: Joyce Cost: $30.00 + workbook

Serger 2 – Beginner

Sat Mar 4, 10:00am to 12:30pm
Thu Apr 13, 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Thu Jun 1, 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Change your tension settings and practice flat locking, rolled hem and elastic application. Continue on with the second half of your workbook from Serger 1. This class is FREE when you buy a serger from our store

Teacher: Joyce    Cost: $30.00

Serger Heirloom

Sat Mar 11, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Thu Apr 27, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Make this beautiful heirloom stitched pillowcase using your serger.

Pillowcase kit available

Teacher: Joyce    Cost: $35.00 + sup

Know Your Sewing Machine III

Sat Mar 18, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Thu Apr 20, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Use your serger to make this scrap bag and catch all those clippings from your serging. This is an excellent accesory for your serger.

Teacher: Joyce    Cost: $35.00 + sup

Serger Cover Stitch

Check Back for more dates and times in the Fall

Learn the coverstitch function of your serger.

Teacher: Joyce    Cost: $30.00 + kit

Young Peoples Sewing

Age: 9 years and up
Classes, fabric, notions and patterns are included in price

T-Shirt and Twirly Skirt

March Break Tue 14, Wed 15 & Thu 16,10:00am to 1:00pm

T Shirt Twirly Skirt

Just what every girl needs for her spring wardrobe a new T-Shirt and a gorgeous skirt to twirl in

Teacher: Irene     Cost: $125.00

Crossbody Bag

April Thu 6, 13, 20, & 27, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Crossbody Bag

With zippers and pockets to keep all your stuff safe and organized – just the bag that every girl needs.

Teacher: Irene    Cost: $ 125.00


May Thu 4, 11, 18 & 25, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

When the weather heats up you will be ready in this gorgeous new sun dress that you made yourself

Teacher: Irene   Cost: $ 125.00

Curious to learn more about what we do? Give us a call at 519-433-5344 – we look forward to hearing from you!