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The Man's Retreat Bag
- Oct 16, 2019 10:30 am

The Retreat Bag is a simple zippered pouch with a wide base and a wide structured opening. There is a casing in the top where you insert two wire frames (one on each side), which helps it stay open when open, and helps turn the corners down when closed. It has two optional slip pockets inside and a long zipper that helps it open wide.

Cost: $ 40.00
Sew a Basic Skirt
- Oct 16, 2019 07:00 pm

Come and learn the basic of a commercial pattern; how to choose your fabric/take measurements & sew a skirt. Basic seam finishes, zipper & buttonhole will be covered.

Cost: $ 80.00
Sewing Tool Organizer
- Oct 17, 2019 01:00 pm

Quilt an organizer to store your sewing tools for an easy way to carry them to class, retreats, etc. This case has a finished size of 10" x 12" with a pocket on each inner side. It has a Velcro strip down the centre to add removable pages. Pages are 9" x 11" with three rows of 3 1/2" high pockets on each half. Pockets can be three 8" wide or halved to six 4" wide.

Cost: $ 60.00
Sewing for the Young - ages 10 and up
- Oct 17, 2019 04:00 pm

Children, tweens and teens enjoy making their own creations. With the help of the teacher, you will be encouraged to sew a garment that you will be proud to wear. You will choose the project that is interesting to you whether it is a sweatshirt, a pyjama or a t-shirt. Each student will progress at their own capacity. Individual instructions will be given. As they sew, students will learn different techniques and be guided to make it as nice as can be. Perfection is NOT the goal but learning the possibility of using your creativity to make it your own and have FUN!

Cost: $ 120.00
Beginner Sewing: Tote Bag
- Oct 26, 2019 12:30 pm

This class is for absolute beginners who want to learn the basics of machine sewing. This is a 6 week course beginning with a background information session on types of fabric, fabric construction, tools, notions, and machine parts and functions. Students will practice basic sewing techniques on a new electronic sewing machine while producing a lunch-sized tote bag with zippered top. Students will learn to fully read and use a commercial sewing pattern.

Cost: $ 120.00
Inktense Colours
- Oct 29, 2019 01:00 pm

Use Inktense pencils or blocks to add colour to your fabric creations. Whether you want to cover up a few imperfections, create a better skyline or liven up the whole colour scheme, it's easy with this versatile medium. Once dry it is permanent. In this hands-on class you will learn different techniques to apply Inktense to fabric. A variety of stitched samples will be provided for you to practice on.

Cost: $ 40.00
Learn to Sew - Your Own Project
- Nov 07, 2019 01:00 pm

In this basic learn to sew class, every student will choose the project they would like to do. It could be for yourself or children or anything. Maybe you know how to sew but are hesitant in cutting that beautiful fabric. At the beginning of each class (approx. 45 min.), a technique will be demonstrated to do the basic seam finishes, how to insert a zipper, little tricks that makes sewing more enjoyable & the tools that makes it better. Then each student will work on their own project.

Cost: $ 80.00
Free Motion Embroidery
- Oct 27, 2019 03:00 pm

Learn how to free motion embroider with any sewing machine with just straight stitch and zig zag. Learn how to shade, outline, make dimension stitches and how to texture, all with your sewing machine. Your sewing machine will become a box of paints for you to express yourself.

Cost: $ 60.00
Antique Lace
- Nov 09, 2019 03:00 pm

This technique makes use of your built-in stitches and produces a fine lace that looks very similar to antique crocheted lace. No free motion for this class.

Cost: $ 60.00
Free Motion Lace
- Dec 07, 2019 12:30 pm

Make Christmas tree ornaments with this free motion class. The basic structure of lace will be explained before making the lace.

Cost: $ 60.00
Sew Pants that Fit
- Nov 13, 2019 07:00 pm

Anyone can sew their own clothes! It just takes a little imagination, some instruction, and practice. In this pant fitting class you will learn everything you need to know to fit a pair of pants from a commercial pattern; start with a muslin then alter to fit your unique shape. Leave class with a fitted and altered pattern, and make a pair of pants.

Cost: $ 120.00

Class Registration Policy

  • You can sign up for a class online on our website or through the store. Classes can fill up quickly. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

  • Except for Sit ‘n Sew Classes and Husqvarna or Embroidery Clubs, payment is due when you sign up.

  • We provide Husqvarna Viking sewing machines for our sewing classes, unless otherwise noted.

  • Class fees will not be refunded if we are notified less than 7 days before the class is scheduled to start. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows.

  • Classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum is not met. In this case, class fees will be fully refunded.

  • Some courses, where specified, have a kit fee; otherwise, we would request supplies be purchased from Sew-Jo’s .

  • Attendance is limited to those who have paid for the class.