​​Here you will find a list and description of all of our current Advanced Beginner 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 Beginner Classes. Please familiarize yourself with them. Please refer to each class below for a list of supplies.

Prerequisites:

  • A couple of Beginner classes such as Infinity Scarf, Triangle Scarf, Cocoon Wrap, Envelope Pillow Cover or Pet Bandana
  • All fabric and supplies can be purchased in store or provided by yourself. We recommend washing fabric before the start of class.
  • Minimum registration for this class is 3 students. Maximum is 7.

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 Beginner Classes 


​​French Seamed Pillowcase

Handmade pillowcases are such a nice touch, and make a lovely gift for people of all ages. Try indulging in some real luxury and make some from linen!

In this class you will learn how to make enclosed, French seams, and how to use a walking foot on the sewing machine.

Supplies:

  • 1 metre of woven fabric for the main panel. Choose quilting cotton, linen, lawn, or sateen.
  • 1 fat quarter of quilting cotton for contrast trim.
  • 1/4metre of woven fabric for the main panel. Choose quilting cotton, linen, lawn, or sateen.

December 13th

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Underwear for Kids and Adults!

In this class you'll learn how to make underwear for men or women! Use up your scraps to make super comfy, customized and colourful underwear. This is the ultimate in 'sew instead of doing laundry' project.

You can purchase the briefs/women's pattern by clicking here.

You can purchase the boxers/men's pattern by clicking here.

You can purchase the kid's pattern by clicking here.

Please bring the printed out and taped together pattern. Each pattern has the option of only printing the size that you need!

Supply List:

  • 3/4m of cotton lycra jersey for the body of the underwear (depending on size)
  • 1/4m of cotton lycra jersey with at least 5% lycra if you are making the waist and leg bands, can be the same fabric as body (depending on size)
  • matching thread as desired

December 2nd


York Pinafore

Perfect for all year round layering, the York Pinafore from Helen's Closet is a fantastic entry into sewing your own wardrobe!  And, it now comes in 16 sizes!  

Learn about sewing curves, applying bias binding, and combining different pattern elements for a customized look! 

This pattern is only available as a PDF download.  Please purchase your pattern here, and show proof of purchase at the first class.  We will provide you with a full size print out. 

Supplies:

  • 1.25m to 2.5m mid-weight to heavy woven fabric such as cotton twill, denim, wool, linen, corduroy, and canvas. Crisp lightweight fabrics such as cotton and lightweight linen can also be used for a warm-weather pinafore. 
  • 4m of 1/2"wide double fold bias tape
  • coordinating thread

November 13-27th

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Zippered Pouch

 

Zippers are easy once you learn all the tricks!  In this class you will learn all about using a zipper foot on your sewing machine, and how to insert a zipper.  This pouch is so handy for carrying and organizing all your little things, that pretty soon you'll making many more!

Supplies:

  • 2 fat quarters of quilting cotton
  • one 9" zipper

November 30th

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Boxy Pouch

Deceptively basic, this Box Pouch (also known as Dopp Kits, or Toiletry Bag) really shines in its simplicity.  Make it in a pattern canvas for a fun gift, or in Merchant & Mills Oilskin for a truly rugged and hardwearing travel companion.

Supplies:

  • 1 fat quarter of mid weight fabric such as quilting cotton, twill, or lightweight canvas for outer fabric
  • 1 fat quarter of mid weight fabric such as quilting cotton, twill, or lightweight canvas for lining fabric
  • 12inch zipper
  • 0.5m of fusible interfacing such as SF101
  • 4inch by 6inch scrap of complimentary fabric for zipper plus 
  • coordinating thread

November 23rd

January 11th