Here you will find a list and description of all of our current 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 Beginner Classes. Please familiarize yourself with them. Please refer to each class below for a list of required supplies.
- All fabric and supplies can be purchased in store or provided by yourself.
- Minimum registration for this class is 3 students. Maximum is 6.
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.
Beginner Classes - March & April
Reusable Market Bag - A 'Green Life' Class
Did you know that worldwide, we use and discard half a trillion plastic bags each year?
Make a difference with our market bag class by creating your own reusable tote bag to take with you to the grocery store or the farmers' market!
A perfect class for a beginner sewist, this unlined tote features straps that wrap around the tote to reinforce the bottom of the bag, and a large front pocket for extra storage! You'll also leave class with the pattern and instructions so that you can make a few more bags for yourself and your family so that you can eliminate the need for plastic bags in your household entirely!
This class will teach you how to thread and operate a sewing machine, how to measure and cut fabric and how to sew a straight seam.
Interested in using more reusable and green items in your everyday life? Check out our Green Life Class series and make other reusable essentials including a lunch time cutlery roll, drawstring snack bag, and our paper bag style lunch bag!
- 0.5m of mid-weight cotton fabric such as quilting cotton, or waxed canvas
- 1 fat quarter of quilting cotton for the pocket, if desired
- 3m of cotton or nylon webbing, 3/4" to 1.5" in width
- coordinating thread
Envelope Style Pillow Cover
Never touched a sewing machine before? This class is for YOU! Envelope style pillow covers are quick and easy, and can be adapted to fit almost any size of pillow. In just a few hours, you'll have a stylish new accessory for your home.
In this class you will learn the basics of sewing machine operation, how to measure and cut fabric, and how to sew a straight seam.
- 1/2 to 1 meter of fabric (depending on size of form)
- 1 pillow form
- Matching thread as desired
Triangle Blanket Scarf
Wrap yourself in warm flannel this winter by making this simple blanket scarf with a fringed edge. Choose linen or lawn for a lightweight spring and summer accessory. Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine in this Beginner class.
Join us for this fun class that will introduce you to the basics of using a sewing machine, and make a triangle shaped, blanket style scarf with a fringed edge.
You could also make this scarf out of linen for a more cross-seasonal look. Whatever fabric you choose, you'll approximately the same length as the fabric is wide in order to make an equal shaped triangle.
- 1m of 44" wide flannel
- coordinating thread
- 1.5m of 60" wide fabric such as our European Laundered Linen
- coordinating thread
Lined Infinity Scarf
The perfect item to finish off an outfit or keep you warm when it's chilly outside, an infinity scarf is the must have accessory. In this beginner class you will learn the basics of the sewing machine and it's functions while learning how to sew this fun and useful project. You will be able to make scarves to match any outfit, and think of the gift giving possibilities!
- 2m medium to lightweight woven fabric, such as voile, lawn, quilting cotton, flannel, or chambray
- coordinating thread as desired.
THE fashion accessory for all of the most fabulous doggies in your life. Make one to match each of YOUR outfits!! This easy beginner class will teach you the basics of operating a sewing machine, sewing in a straight line, pivoting corners, and turning items right side out. We'll have time in the this class to make two or three bandanas, so pick out several fun fabrics!!
- two or three fat quarters of quilting cotton in a variety of colours and prints.
- matching thread if desired