Introducing… the Hintonburg Sewcial Club! September 16 2014 1 Comment

Who’s up for spreading some Fabrications love around town?   And who’s up for meeting other local sewers and sewists?

In December, Fabrications will be two years old.  Time flies, doesn’t it?  

It’s been such an amazing experience becoming part of the Hintonburg community.  And we’ve decided that it’s time to give a little back to those who have welcomed us so warmly.

Starting in October, the Hintonburg Sewcial Club will be meeting one evening a month at the shop.  Each month we’ll be learning a new project or sewing skill – pillow cases, quilted place mats, aprons, quilts, you name it!  And everything we make that night will go to a different local charity - Roger's House, Meals on Wheels Ottawa, Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, and many more.

What’s in it for me?  

This is an evening to learn something new, connect with other people in the community,  learn from each other and, most importantly, leave some love behind!

We encourage sewers and sewists of all levels to join us – from beginner, to awesome, to downright amazing!  Our aim is to focus on different skills or techniques each month, while making each project accessible to all levels of sewers/sewists.

The Sewcial Club evenings will run like a regular class, so we’ll be providing the pattern, instructions and guidance.  

With smaller-scale projects (e.g. table mats, pillow cases), we’ll crank out as many finished pieces as we can in one night.  With larger-scale projects (e.g. quilts), we may ask for participants to do some “homework” and we may complete them over more than one Sewcial Club meeting night.  

If people simply wish to make more or need more time to finish something, we’ll provide a deadline for dropping off finished pieces at the shop.  As with all our classes at Fabrications, if you’re finishing a class-related project you can come in to use our sewing machines and serger any time free-of-charge, just call ahead to confirm there’s one available!


What should I bring?

Each project will be different, but you’ll always need to bring fabric!  Come and see what we have in the shop, or bust out some pieces from your stash!

We do ask for two very specific things (pardon our bluntness!):

  • Please wash and iron your fabrics in advance

  • Please abide by the specifics of the materials list posted for each Sewcial Club project.  The organizations for whom we are making these items often have very specific requests.  

And please, bring your ideas!  Do you know an organization that is looking for items that the Hintonburg Sewcial Club could make?


Awesome!  Where do I sign up??

Each month we’ll have a limited number of spots available, and you’ll be able to sign up through our Classes page on the web site.  We’ll have our first Hintonburg Sewcial Club night posted within the next week.  There will be a $20 fee per person, which just helps keep the lights on and the machines running.

We’re so excited to get this started!