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 March, the Hintonburg Sewcial Club (HSC) is focusing on the spring – it’s coming eventually, right?!

We’ll be making seasonal, spring-themed quilted place mats for Meals on Wheels which they’ll distribute with their meal deliveries at Easter.Sewing with knits can be a little tricky the first time – but we’ll get you over that hump and you’ll be ready to take on a more ambitious project by the end of the night!

For over 40 years Meals on Wheels has been dedicated to providing nutritious meals, daily check-ins and comfort with a smile to thousands of Ottawa residents. In 2013-14, they delivered over 116,00 meals to over 1,400 clients, with the generous help of over 500 volunteers. They provide a daily hot meal program and as well as a weekly frozen meals paid services are available on both a short-term and long-term basis to senior citizens, adults who are chronically ill, living with a disability, convalescing from surgery or illness, or undergoing medical treatment. Warms the heart, doesn’t it – to think of the kind support so many receive from this amazing organization?

Quilted place mats are a great project for using up fabric scraps or orphan quilt blocks. And perfect for trying out a new quilt block pattern without having to commit to a whole quilt. We’ll be aiming for 16” to 17” long by 12” wide finished place mats. Meals on Wheels’ clients are are both women and men, so we’ll be breaking out all sorts of fabric interpretations of Spring!

All levels of experience welcome. As with all our HSC gatherings, our aim is to bring together people with different levels of sewing experience, share our skills, and leave a little sewing love behind!

Experienced participants are free to piece, quilt and finish their place mats using their preferred techniques. For those looking for guidance or instruction, we’ll be piecing place mat tops improv style (no patterns, just cut and sew!). We’ll also putting together tops, batting and backing using the stich and flip construction method (no binding – yay!!). And we’ll finish things off with some stitch-in-the-ditch quilting to keep the fabric and batting layers neat and tidy!

As we do at each HSC sewing night, all finished items go to the charity we’ve chosen for that month – and you go home with a pattern and the know-how to make something for yourself!

Skills Focus:

  • Quilting basics

  • Stitch-and-flip construction

  • Stitch in the ditch quilting method

Supply List:

  • Good quality, 100% cotton fabric.  Scraps, fat quarters, yardage etc...

  • quilt batting - cotton,  polyester, or cotton/poly.

  • Cotton 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.