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 5 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 


Sew Your Own Jeans

 

For some, they are the ultimate goal of sewing: jeans! In this class, you can make your very own pair to fit YOUR body! Learn to tailor them to fit you perfectly, and you'll never have to shop for a pair of jeans again! Choose between a stretch jean pattern, Closet Core Ginger Jeans, or non-stretch jean patterns, Closet Core Morgan Boyfriend Jeans and Helen's Closet Brooks Jeans.

Prerequisites:

  • how to operate a sewing machine without assistance
  • familiarity with sewing garments and how to read a pattern
  • comfortable sewing with trickier fabrics (slippery, thick, etc.)
  • experience with minor fitting and alterations (i.e. lengthening a pattern)

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
  • construction methods to make jeans

Will be provided:

You will need:

  • tracing paper
  • suitable fabric for your jeans, 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.

Click here to sign up: January 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 2023 $240 plus HST

Common Bodice Alterations

Do you wish your sewing makes would fit better in the bodice? Have you put off learning how to do a full bust adjustment? In this class you will learn some of the most common alterations to patterns for fit issues that can be encountered when making bodice and the class will be tailored towards your personal fitting issues.

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

You will learn:

  • common bodice alterations as needed for your own body to get a nicely fitted pattern

You will need:

We will provide:

  • 1.5m muslin
  • white or black thread
  • any sewing tools needed during class
  • use of sewing machine during class

Click here to sign up: February 16 & 23, 2023 $150 plus HST