Can’t sew? We can fix that. Try one of our beginner workshops. Want to sew better or work on improving your skills? Try an intermediate or advanced workshop. We have classes ranging from tote bags to quilts. Dressmaking to pattern making. We have something for all levels, interests, and ages.

Don’t care for sewing? Silk-screening workshops will be coming soon. You can find us at 1018 Wellington Street West in the heart of Hintonburg. 


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Hintonburg Sewcial Club

For our November gathering of the Hintonburg Sewcial Club, we’ll be returning to one of our most popular projects from last year – kitchen aprons!

We’ll be making these awesome, seasonal aprons to donate to our neighbours at the Parkdale Food Centre (PFC,, located on Rosemount Avenue, to be offered to participants at the PFC’s cooking classes.

The PFC services the community bordered by Bayswater Avenue, Carling Avenue, Island Park Drive and the Ottawa River. It is funded in part by the City of Ottawa and local churches, with additional donations provided by individuals and local businesses. The PFC offers emergency food assistance (to approximately 700 people per month including 150 children), cooking classes and lots of great information on food and cooking through their web site.

Our goal is to make 30 aprons! Yes, that’s a lot of aprons, but we can do it!

Skills focus:

  • Sewing thicker fabrics - canvas

  • Finishing curved edges

  • Sewing and talking at the same time - not as hard as you think!


Supply List:

We’ll be making cotton canvas aprons suitable for all kinds of spills and thrills in the kitchen. So dig around in your fabric stash to see what you might have on hand. Or, better yet, pop into Fabrications and check out our sweet spread of cotton/linen canvas fabrics!

  • Cotton (or cotton/linen blend) canvas weight fabric

  • Quilting weight cotton scraps to make good sized pockets on the aprons

  • Heavy cotton twill tape for the neck and waist ties

  • Thread

All HSC projects are made from donated materials. Please bring what you can from the list above, or purchase supplies in the shop the evening of the gathering.


A charitable nature and desire to learn!