Sewing Classes Details

Sewing Classes

We offer sewing classes for people who have never touched a sewing machine, to the experienced sewers. ​We offer beginner, intermediate & advanced classes. All classes are three hours per session. *Price of materials are not included for projects.

The following descriptions provide an overview of what is offered at each level and class type. Currently we do not offer the structured class format although we can provide individual customizing with small groups of up to 4, based on your skill level and what you want to learn. Please contact us for the class schedule.

Domestic Sewing Machine Classes

​Beginner Classes

Beginner Sewing Level 1 ​
​ We will begin by going through all sewing tools, measuring and cutting. We will go through different cutting methods with scissors, rotary cutter and how to use certain rulers for different cuts. We will work on the following projects: making a tote bag, binder cover & pin cushion. 

Beginner Sewing Level 2 ​
How to sew zippers, pipping, buttons and button holes. How to make pleats, gathers, different kinds of pockets. 

Beginner Sewing Level 3
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Body measurements. How to measure, cut and sew darts, waist bands; finishing hem on pencil skirts; gather skirts and pleated skirts. We will also learn how to make a tank tops. * Essential skills learned in the beginner classes will be used in more advanced classes.

Intermediate

Intermediate Sewing Level 1 
For all projects we will learn the following skills measure, cut, divide and finish neck line, arm hole and hem. We will learn how to make a simple dress with darts. We will measure and cut fabric, do front and back body measurements, learn to do fitting and how to finish.

Intermediate Sewing Level 2
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Pant making We will teach you how to do pant body measurements, how to measure and cut the fabric, how to fit the garment and how to sew the zippers, pockets, darts, pleats and waistbands. 

Intermediate Sewing Level 3
Jacket making We will learn how to measure and cut the fabric, choose the fabric, measure the lining, how to use interfacing, how to fit the garment and how to finish. 

Advanced Classes

Advanced Sewing
​The Advanced Sewing classes are pattern making classes for all kinds of garments. Here we will learn all about how to read sewing patterns. We learn how to make patterns for tops, blouse, dress and pants. We will learn how to use lining for different kinds of fabric.

Home Decor Program

​Beginner Classes

Beginner Level 1

We will begin by learning some basic essentials such as how to use scissors, pleater tape and hooks, rulers, measuring tape, fabric marker, iron, thread, hand-sewing needles & pins. We will also learn about drapery fabric. The project that will be worked on is how to make cushion covers. We will learn how to choose, measure and cut the fabric; how to choose the buttons, zippers and overlap. 

Beginner Level 2

In level 2, we will learn how to make fitted sheets, flat sheets, pleated sheets and bed skirts for all bed sizes. We will learn the different cutting methods, elastic method, measuring method and finishing.

Beginner Level 3

In the final beginner level we will learn how to make duvet covers and pillow shams. We will learn how to sew borders, buttons, tiebacks and buttonholes.

Intermediate Classes

Intermediate Level 1

Valence making. We will learn how to choose, measure and cut the fabric; how to make the pleats, gatherings, boxes, casing rod and finishing.

Intermediate Level 2

In level 2, we will be making panels and curtains. We will learn how to choose, measure and cut the fabric; how to make normal and lining panels. Furthermore, we will learn how to use blackout lining, how to make pinch pleats, cone pleats with buckram and how to divide.

Intermediate Level 3

We will end the intermediate level by learning how to make sheers. We will learn how to choose, measure and cut the fabric; how to use buckram for pinch pleats and how to do the side and hem finishing with blind stitch.

Advanced Classes

Advanced Level 1

In the advanced levels we focus on upholstery. At this level we will work on chair upholstery; choosing, measuring, and cutting fabric; piping and finishing.

Advanced Level 2

In level 2, we will be making furniture covers. We will choose, measure and cut fabric; learn how to choose foams, cotton batting, zippers, piping and finishing.

Advanced Level 3

For the final level, we will learn to work with leather and how to do leather furniture upholstery. 

Alteration Classes

Beginner Classes

Beginner Level 1

We will learn how to use industrial and domestic sewing machines. How to use hand stitching. How to change standard zippers, fly zippers and jackets zippers. How to sew all kinds of buttons; how to add darts to garments; how to use gathering methods and how to use bias tape

Beginner Level 2

How to hem pants, skirts and basic sleeves by invisible hand and machine stitch. Shorten skirts with slit and lining; how to take sides, shorten slits; take in and let out waist; shorten hem by hand or machine. Taking in and letting out side seams and inseams; changing waist bands; shortening crotch; taking in waist and waist bands.

Beginner Level 3

Shirt alterations. How to fix collar, neck line, arm hole, side seam, darts, and shorten

Intermediate Classes

Intermediate Level 1

 Jacket or coat sleeve alteration with silt, button, button hole and lining.​

Intermediate Level 2

Changing lining, zippers, button loops of jackets and coats

Intermediate Level 3

Take in and let out seams of jackets and coats. Change lining raise shoulders, add shoulder pads and take in and let out sleeves.

Advanced Classes

We will work on party dresses, tops evening pants, wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses all kinds of fixings. 

Industrial Sewing Machine Program

We begin by teaching you all the components of the industrial sewing machine, how to thread, basic maintenance and care and how to use different types of needle and foot. We will also teach you how to use an industrial serger, hemming, leather, elastic and cover-stitch machines.

Single Session Domestic Sewing & Serger Machines

  • Domestic sewing machine – Here you will learn about all the parts and attachments of a sewing machine and how to thread the machine We will go through the maintenance and care of the machine, such as cleaning and oiling and all kinds of stitching.
  • Domestic Serger machine – Here you will learn how to thread the machine, how to serge with two, three and four threads. On this machine we will also teach you how to sew and serge and how to roll with one needle. (In order to be fully functional on a domestic serger, you may need to take up to five sessions). 
  • Tune-up session on domestic sewing machines. 
  • Tune-up session on serger machines.
  • Cover Stitch Domestic machine. We will teach you how to use one needle, two needle and three needle cover stitch and how to use them with different kinds of fabric. 

Individual one-on-one Classes

We provide individual training in small classes or one-on-one. Whether it is a special project, learning how to use the features of your new Janome sewing machine or anything sewing related. Just contact us and we can establish a training plan or project plan for you as well as set up a schedule if need be.

Beginner Sewing Classes for Kids

For ages 6 to 18

We will work on numerous projects such as drawstring bags, tote bags, zippered pillow covers, aprons, and much more. We will learn all the essential skills needed to make all of the mentioned projects 

Kids Sewing Classes for March Break or Summer Breaks

Summer camps as well as school break programmes are structured for either half day or full day classes Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm or from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We offer kids summer camps however class sizes are limited to 4 and all appropriate Health Canada recommendations will be followed. For more information about what we do, please contact us to find out more on how we will ensure the safety of your children.