Sewing Advanced Classes

​​Here you will find a list and description of all of our current Advanced classes. Scroll down to see all the options and when you see the one you want to take follow the Book Now link to be taken to our Booking site to reserve your spot.

The following prerequisites and class policies apply to all Advanced Classes. Please familiarize yourself with them. Please refer to each class below for a list of required supplies.

Prerequisites:

  • Intermediate Sewing or equivalent +
  • A confident sewer who has made many garments, is comfortable with using trickier fabrics, and has some experience with fitting and minor alterations to patterns.
  • Experience successfully completing several sewing projects. This class will not cover basic sewing machine operation such as threading a needle, switching needles, how to adjust stitch length, locking stitches, reverse stitching, pivoting corners, winding bobbins etc. Students should be capable of performing these procedures without assistance.
  • All fabric and supplies can be purchased in store or provided by yourself.  It is recommended that you launder fabric appropriately before the beginning of class.
  • Minimum registration for this class is 3 students. Maximum is 4 students.
  • These class are for those ages 16 and up.

Space in our classes is limited, therefore in order to reserve your seat, a 100% non-refundable deposit is required. You may register for a class in person, online, or over the phone (613-854-9091) with a credit card.

There are no refunds for classes. Please note that we reserve the right to postpone and reschedule a class because of unforeseen circumstances. ​We will make every effort to contact our students to inform them that a class has been cancelled and arrange makeup classes.

Please refer to our Class Policies for more information before scheduling a class.

Advanced Classes 


 

Elastic Waist Pants

Of course you can make pants! Whether you call them pants, trousers or slacks, they are a wardrobe basic. And elastic waisted pants are the t-shirt of the pants world: simple, comfortable, and easy. You can dress them up or down, make them relaxed or fitted. Perfect for a first step into pants making.

You will learn:

  • how to correctly measure your body for pants
  • how to choose your size(s) based on your measurements
  • how to fine tune the fit

You will need:

  • tracing paper
  • suitable fabric for your pants, in the quantity suggested by the pattern (please stop by the shop for help to determine how much you need!)
  • notions and elastic required by the pattern.

Will be provided:

  • your choice of elastic waisted pants pattern. Choose from: Pull-On Pants and Shorts by Jalie; Free Range Slacks by Sew House Seven; or The Pietra Pants by Closet Core Patterns
  • any sewing tools needed for use during the class

Click here to sign up: Sept. 8, 15, and 22, 2022 $245 plus HST - Full but you can join the waitlist

Button Down Shirt

You can make your very own button-down shirt fit to your body! Learn to tailor the shirt to your body, and you'll finish the class with the ability to transform a classic button down into a garment made just for you.

You will learn:

  • how to correctly measure your body for pants
  • how to choose your size(s) based on your measurements
  • how to fine tune the fit

You will need:

  • tracing paper
  • suitable fabric for your shirt, in the quantity suggested by the pattern (please stop by the shop for help to determine how much you need!)
  • notions required by the pattern.

Will be provided:

  • your choice of button-down shirt pattern. Choose from: Archer Button Up Shirt by Grainline Studios, Vernon Shirt by Cashmerette, or Cameron Button Up by Helen's Closet.
  • any sewing tools needed for use during the class

Click here to sign up: October 13, 20 27 and November 3, 2022 $285 plus HST