classes

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. 


 

Fully Booked

NEW* Advanced Beginner: Nesting Canvas Bowls Workshop

In this workshop you’ll learn how to make a canvas bowl and leave with illustrated instructions explaining how to make a set of three nesting bowls.   You will complete construction of one bowl during the workshop and likely have time to start working on a second bowl before the end of the session.  

These bowls are a great way to use up fabric scraps from your stash or to snip into some new fat quarters.  Using an improvised approach, you'll piece together decorative panels that contrast with the modern, minimal aesthetic of unprimed canvas.

These canvas bowls are not only good looking, they're a great storage solution for just about anything, and will help you achieve your new year's resolution to be more tidy.  Using heavy interfacing and boxed corners, these bowls will retain their crisp shape and sit proudly on your shelves.  

Skills:  Using a rotary cutter, improvised piecing, applying interfacing, and boxing corners.

Supply List:

Note: The supply list is based on making a set of 3 nesting bowls.


3 coordinating fat quarters.  Recommended fabrics include:  Canvas, Japanese linen canvas blends, and medium weight quilting cottons.  NOT recommended:  Double gauze, voile, very light weight materials or anything with stretch. 


Bring some scraps from your stash to mix and match with your fat quarters.


Heavyweight non-woven fusible interfacing.  Requirement varies depending on width of interfacing:
3.5 meters of 24" wide interfacing
OR
1.5 meters of 60" wide interfacing

Optional:  
1 x spool Mettler thread #703 (off-white) to match the unprimed canvas.

Some strong sewing pins such as Merchant Mills Toilet Pins: Black Glass which are better at handling layers of interfaced canvas.

Provided by workshop:
1.5 meters of 60" wide 10 oz or 12 oz (heavy) unprimed painting canvas which is enough to make a set of 3 nesting bowls.  

Prerequisites: 

"Advanced Beginner: Bento Bags" or "202 Zippered Pouch" or equivalent experience successfully completing sewing projects.

$80.00 Sold Out

Fully Booked

NEW* Advanced Beginner: Nesting Canvas Bowls Workshop

In this workshop you’ll learn how to make a canvas bowl and leave with illustrated instructions explaining how to make a set of three nesting bowls.   You will complete construction of one bowl during the workshop and likely have time to start working on a second bowl before the end of the session.  

These bowls are a great way to use up fabric scraps from your stash or to snip into some new fat quarters.  Using an improvised approach, you'll piece together decorative panels that contrast with the modern, minimal aesthetic of unprimed canvas.

These canvas bowls are not only good looking, they're a great storage solution for just about anything, and will help you achieve your new year's resolution to be more tidy.  Using heavy interfacing and boxed corners, these bowls will retain their crisp shape and sit proudly on your shelves.  

Skills:  Using a rotary cutter, improvised piecing, applying interfacing, and boxing corners.

Supply List:

Note: The supply list is based on making a set of 3 nesting bowls.


3 coordinating fat quarters.  Recommended fabrics include:  Canvas, Japanese linen canvas blends, and medium weight quilting cottons.  NOT recommended:  Double gauze, voile, very light weight materials or anything with stretch. 


Bring some scraps from your stash to mix and match with your fat quarters.


Heavyweight non-woven fusible interfacing.  Requirement varies depending on width of interfacing:
3.5 meters of 24" wide interfacing
OR
1.5 meters of 60" wide interfacing

Optional:  
1 x spool Mettler thread #703 (off-white) to match the unprimed canvas.

Some strong sewing pins such as Merchant Mills Toilet Pins: Black Glass which are better at handling layers of interfaced canvas.

Provided by workshop:
1.5 meters of 60" wide 10 oz or 12 oz (heavy) unprimed painting canvas which is enough to make a set of 3 nesting bowls.  

Prerequisites: 

"Advanced Beginner: Bento Bags" or "202 Zippered Pouch" or equivalent experience successfully completing sewing projects.

$80.00 Sold Out