Sewing Intermediate Classes

Here you will find a list and description of all of our current Intermediate sewing 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 Intermediate Classes. Please familiarise yourself with them. Please refer to each class below for a list of supplies.

Prerequisites:

  • Advanced Beginner classes plus several completed items.
  • 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.
  • For apparel making classes: you must have familiarity with using a sewing pattern, measuring oneself and picking a size. It is recommended that you wash and hang to dry all fabric prior to the first class.
  • Minimum registration for this class is 3 students. Maximum is 4 students.
  • These classes are for customers 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.

Intermediate Classes


Memi's Lemons Quilt

Looking to expand your quilting skills? In this course, you’ll make the Memi's Lemons Quilt by Cotton + Joy in a Table Runner size. This class will only complete the quilt top and you will need to quilt and bind it after.

You will learn:
-How to use a template when cutting
-How to sew a curved piece
-Planning your quilt layout with a colouring sheet

This class is perfect for someone who has completed one or more beginner quilts and wants to learn how to sew curves.

What is included:
-kit with fabric for table runner quilt top
-pattern

View the pattern here: https://fabricationsottawa.com/products/memislemons?_pos=1&_sid=4cae34714&_ss=r (the pattern is included in the class fee - you do not need to purchase it)

Click here to sign up: August 21 and 28, 2022 $170 plus HST

Tamarack Jacket

Designed with the transitional seasons in mind, the Tamarack Jacket from Grainline Studio is a warm and stylish quilted coat perfect for spring and fall layering. You’ll stay toasty thanks to the inner layer of cotton or wool batting, while the roomy welt pockets will keep your belongings safe and your hands warm.

View the pattern here: https://fabricationsottawa.com/search?type=product%2Carticle%2Cpage&q=tamarack (the pattern is included in the class fee - you do not need to purchase it)

Techniques involved include straight seams, basic quilting, inserting a welt pocket, and applying bias binding.

You will need:

  • tracing paper
  • main fabric, lining and bias binding (or fabric to make bias binding) in the quantity suggested by the pattern (please stop by the shop for help to determine how much you need!)
  • matching thread
  • any notions required by the pattern (closures if using)

Will be provided:

  • printed copy of the pattern
  • one twin size batting in cotton or wool
  • sewing machine to use during class
  • any sewing tools or notions needed during class

Main & Lining Fabrics: Light to mid-weight cottons, linens, chambrays, and blends work well for this jacket. Since the fabric will be doubled and quilted to a batting avoid anything too heavy as the jacket may become excessively stiff.

  • 45" wide fabric ~ 2.1m to 2.4m (depending on size) OR
  • 54" wide fabric ~ 1.5m to 2.2m (depending on size) of each main and lining fabric

5 yds (4.6m) of 1/2" double fold bias binding (or 1/2 yd extra fabric to make your own)
0.5m Fusible interfacing
View A: 4 coat hooks & eyes
View B: 4 heavy duty snaps

Click here to sign up: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2 and 16, 2022 $285-305 plus HST